The Ten Commandments Every College Student Must Follow

Hey guys! Welcome back. There are just some things in life that don’t need to be said, except sometimes they do. There are little unwritten rules in life that pretty much everyone is expected to follow. These are ten unwritten rules that all college students are required by their peers to follow. If you are in college or have been to college you can probably relate to at least a few of these.

1. Do not sit in my unassigned, assigned seat.

Everyone knows that the place you sit on the first day of class will be your seat for the rest of the semester. Unless there is some life-altering reason that you need a different seat, do not move. Stay where you are. Don’t sit in someone else’s seat. That is just not a cool move and is a great way to make an enemy or two. Don’t cross that line and no harm will come upon you. No one likes change, and that applies to college students as well. Your classmates will notice and they will judge you. That being said…

2. Choose your seat wisely.

Understand that where you sit on that coveted first day is your spot for the semester. Choose carefully and be mindful. When in doubt, stick to the middle or as close to it as you can get. Or sit next to someone who looks friendly if you don’t know anyone.

3. Do not remind the professor that there was homework.

If they forgot, let them forget. Don’t bring it up. Because there is probably at least a fourth of the class that didn’t do it. Be courteous of your peers. Don’t ask if they want the homework. If they wanted it, they would have remembered it. Don’t be that kid. Nobody likes that kid. Just let it go.

4. Don’t ask questions at the end of the class.Β 

If there is less than five to ten minutes left and the professor says, “Does anyone have any questions?”, that is a sign that there is potential to get out of there early. DON’T ASK A QUESTION!!! People will give you rude looks and you probably won’t have any friends in that class. To that effect…

5. Don’t ask a question until you have read the syllabus.

Most likely the answer you are looking for is in the syllabus. If it’s about an assignment, a due date, or something unrelated to the discussion/lecture that day look at the syllabus. Don’t waste everyone’s precious time by asking a question you already have the answer to. It’s not good.

6. You must participate in group work.

No one likes it, but at least one semester there is that class that has a group project. All parties must participate. No one will cover you because everyone wants the credit they deserve. So learn to participate and do something.

7. Do not judge.

This isn’t high school. You are not allowed to judge in college because we are adults. Also, we all have the same struggles and can relate. So no one really judges anyone.

8. Share the wealth.

If you have food with you in class, share it with those around you. If you have some extra cash, give it to someone who could use a pick me up. We all need to support each other.

9. Be a good roommate.

To have a good roommate, you must first be a good roommate. Don’t expect something that you are not yourself already doing. Be a respectful human and love your neighbor.

10. Treat yourself.

College is hard. It comes with a lot of responsibility, stress, and sleepless nights. Learn to take care of yourself and have a treat every now and then. You deserve it.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this (and can relate). Please like it if you did. Comment below and tell me which one of these you are the most strict about and which one bugs you the most when people break it. Is there anything you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments! Do you break the commandments? Let me know that as well! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!


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