8 Things Every College Student Does, but Shouldn't Feel Embarrassed About

Below are the things that I believe are the most embarrassing things that we all go through at least once in our college student lives


1. Walking into the wrong classroom and realizing that it's the wrong class after it started


This has happened to so many of us, especially on the first day of school. We're all anxious about the class we're going to and then…Bam! We walk in and take a seat. Everything seems normal at first. More and more people show up and sit down. If it's the first day of class, usually no one speaks to one another, so it's already so awkward.


Then the professor walks in, and they begin to write stuff on the whiteboard or pull up something on the computer. Then they begin to introduce the class and then you realize.


"OH SHIT!", not only are you late to the class you're supposed to be in but now you have to be that person to get up from this class and leave. This is quite an embarrassing thing to happen, but just know that it happens to all of us.


No need to feel bad about it at all! In fact, the next item this happens to you, have fun with it!


2. When you email a professor that you won't be in class and they happen to see you just before it starts or right after it ends


This is probably one of the most uncomfortable things to happen in school history.


I'm sure we've all been there, though. One day, we really need to skip class for an "emergency," A.K.A. meeting up with the sexy fuckboy next door… Well, whatever your reason may be, make sure you leave the building before you send the email.


There is nothing worse than telling your teacher that "I'm sick in bed" or "My car broke down" and being caught in your lie. You feel like you've just disappointed your grandma with the look on their face. But sometimes, the booty call is just way too go to pass up!


3. Grabbing someone else's sandwich at the sandwich line…


OK, so this is a really awkward one! I'm in line to order lunch, and there's this cute guy ahead of me. After he's done, I order my regular (breaded chicken, lettuce, American cheese, and avocado on a wrap. For those of you who are curious).


Anyway, I'm waiting for my sandwich to get out of the toaster when an order that sounded really similar to mine was called. I snatch my sandwich and walk away.


The guy who was also waiting for his sandwich come over to me in the check outline. And when I thought he would say something cute, he says, "Hey, I think you took my sandwich."


Embarrassing, yes, but I'm sure he wouldn't have minded eating my order. He seemed like an avocado kind of guy.

4. 'Forgetting' your assignment that was due, and feeling like you have to announce it to the whole class that you are a dumbass"


This happens to absolutely everyone! And if you say no, then you're lying.


We all have those moments where we need extra time in an assignment, and instead of asking the professor for an extension, we say that we 'forgot it.' Now that everything is digital, I guess that's not the case much anymore, but I know it still happens.


If not for assignments, then for books or being prepared for class. But don't worry if you do this, EVERYONE has done this at least once in their life, no need to feel embarrassed.


Even if you do get called out by the professor, just apologize and move on.

5. When you open your computer, and something automatically starts playing… LOUDLY!


This has happened to me one too many times. Thankfully nothing too crazy was playing when I opened my laptop, but I have heard some horror stories.


Imagine this…you just got to your seat in the class. The room fills with students and your professor begins the class. You open your laptop, and some weird shit you were watching last night continues playing before you've even had a chance to log in to your computer.


There's no shame in it though, it happens to the best of us. Just remember to press pause or delete the tab from your laptop before closing it next time.



6. When the teacher is looking at what you're doing on the computer, then a message about them pops up


I think this one might be geared towards Mac users. We know that iPhone messages are linked to our laptops so we can message one another during class.


Well, if you know your professor is one that snoops around to catch you texting in the act, remember to put your computer on “do not disturb” mode.


It’s a terrible feeling when they are peering over your shoulder and see the message icon pop up with their name somewhere in the mix. They might not care, or even notice it, but it’s still very uncomfortable to think they knew you were talking shit…


7. Opening a snack in the middle of class and feeling like a mic is attached to your every move


Now not all professors allow snacks in class, but we all find a way to sneak a little something in for when the topic gets a little dry and we feel like dozing off.


I was in class and I remembered I had a bag of chips in my bag. I tried very hard to open them as stealthily as I could. But alas, the entire class and professor stared right at me as the bag of chips ripped open.


I swear a bag of chips has never sounded so loud in my entire life! My whole face turned red and I thought I was back in high school and was going to be told to go to the principal’s office.


The moral of the story, bring quieter snacks to class with you.


8. Pit stains.


On the topic of sweating, everyone knows that we have all had our experiences with sweat stains yet every time it actually happens, we convince ourselves we need to keep our arms glued down.


It’s a human bodily function and we need to stop being so self-conscious about it. I do it, you do it, the person next to you does it. We should hide behind black clothing or tons of layers to disguise it … unless it's wintertime, then you’re going to want to layer up. But in all actuality, sweating is normal.


So #freethepit, wear what you want, and don’t worry if you’re starting to have pit stains. It’s probably the end of the day anyway.