By Casey McBride
Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to college to college! Once the hype has died down from receiving the exciting decision from your future university, your next move is to join your college’s Class of 2018 Facebook group. There, you can learn about anything from extracurriculars to your classmates’ hometowns and everything in between. There are definitely groups of people who stand out among the rest… and not necessarily in a good way. Read below to find out the people you’ll meet in your class’s Facebook group!
1. The Troll
If you have a question, The Troll will most certainly have an answer. This person is going to start an argument about anything posted on the group. Whether or not someone’s actually asking for opinions, The Troll’s opinion is going to be heard. He or she loves to argue with other members, write inappropriate comments on other people’s posts and start trouble in general. Anyone who posts can be a victim of the Troll, so be careful what you post on the group.
2. The Overeager Freshman
This guy is so pumped to be going to school that he can’t contain himself. He posts countdowns for everything, like the number of days until move-in, the number of days until classes and so on. He’s constantly posting on the wall in an attempt to get everyone excited, when he’s really just annoying everyone who hates getting 32 notifications a day from the same person. It’s great that he’s excited, but sometimes it’s better that he keep the excitement to himself.
3. The Partier
This guy is excited for college too, but for a completely different reason. He couldn’t care less what your class schedule is or how many dogs you have; he just wants to party! He’s going to try and find any connection he can before school starts, because who would want to miss out on all the getting crazy during syllabus week? If you’re looking for the closest liquor store, he’ll know where to go, and if you’re also a partier, he’s your type of person.
4. The Person Who Wants to Know Everyone’s Schedules
Unlike the partier, this person is so excited that classes are starting soon that she wants to know everyone’s schedules. She’ll post her class schedule on the group’s wall and expect everyone else to do the same. The likelihood of finding someone in the same class as you might be good, but the chance of you actually remembering that by the time school comes around is probably unlikely.