The first year of University frequently sees students band together in halls of residence. Sometimes these will be state-of-the-art buildings, complete with en-suites, double beds and areas for stimulating academic discussion. More often than not, however, they will be the opposite of the above… small rooms, small corridors, shared bathrooms and a kitchen that looks pre-historic. However, regardless of the state of your accommodation, the hall experience is largely the same from hall-to-hall, with similar shenanigans going on.
You will make life-long friends
Halls are mad, ya get flung in a flat with 9 random people and find best friends ❤️❤️
— Lauren Liddle (@laurenlidd) July 13, 2017
There will be an adjustment phase…
Soooo weird living in halls feel like I'm gonna be going home soon😩🏠
— Anna Coulson (@anna_coulsonn) September 13, 2017
There will be noise, and lots of it…
I love living in a freshmen dorm. They are so youthful and still have so much energy aND FREAKING RUN UP AND DOWN THE HALLS SO LOUDLY.
— cara wiss (@cara_wiss32) September 12, 2017
Suddenly you’ll need to do things that before you took for granted… “Does anyone know how to do the laundry?”
Idk what am gonna do living by myself in halls without my mum to get rid of spiders for me
— M 🌷 C A H Ⓥ (@micahscotttt) September 10, 2017
And you’ll miss the home comforts…
Worst thing about living in uni halls is not havin a Sunday roast 😢😢
— Megan ❤️ (@meganxfenwick) September 10, 2017
You will inherit another flatmate – one who has gone rogue from their flat…
So far, living in halls is exactly the nightmare I knew it would be
— kg🌻 (@lxigh) September 13, 2017
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And perhaps someone who unfortunately missed out on halls will become an honorary flat member…
not living in halls for first year is causing a serious case of loneritis hi in need of pals 👋🏼
— alix (@alixisabella_) September 12, 2017
‘Illegal Contraband’ will be frequent… beware!
it's my first day living in halls and i already had someone offer me coke, what a great start!
— domi (@yuqheis) September 3, 2017
There will be several flat parties, where anything can happen…
university is weird like sometimes u walk into a house party and get everyone chanting that the earth is flat n sometimes u sleep for 14 hrs
— andrea (@andreaxperera) March 25, 2017
By the end of the year you will appreciate every moment…
Living in halls was so good, best time of my life I miss it 😩
— Olly🕊 (@olpsk) September 3, 2017
There will be numerous flat game nights, where Monopoly is sure to threaten any relationship…
As if my flat mates have agreed to have a games night for our first proper night next Saturday, I love it at uni already 😭🙌🏼
— Jenny♡ (@jennydix0n) September 9, 2017
At some point in the year you will be awoken in the middle of the night with a fire alarm
Welcome to university where people pull the fire alarm at 2 am 👍
— Drew Tetley (@DrewTetley) September 12, 2017
Prepare yourself for the surprise inspections…
Best mark I have gotten in all of university was on my room inspection
— Nolan Roth (@nolanroth10) February 2, 2016
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But above all else, you will enjoy being one, big dysfunctional family…
Best thing ever is saying to your flatmates, night love u guys, actually so amazing surrounding yourself with people who love you
— 500 Days of Megan (@MeganQueenxoxo) September 10, 2017
Here’s to the year ahead!