25 Types of Students in the Texas A&M “Class of 2021” Facebook Group

If you are reading this, you are likely a member of the Texas A&M Class of 2021 Facebook Groups. College kids were a lot different in 1969 than they are now. Besides the impending doom of the Cold War, the first moon landing, and Nixon’s rocky years, technology wasn’t all the available. More often than not, college freshmen met and spoke to their roommate for the first time on move-in day. Now, most colleges have a “Class of 2020” Facebook group where incoming freshmen can flesh out their nerves or have their questions answered by upperclassmen. I don’t know what Bryan Adams was talking about in his hit song “Summer of ‘69”, but I, as an incoming freshman, am sure glad technology is around.

Before all you Bryan Adams fans get upset, there are some disadvantages to a “Class of 2021” freshmen group. Before I turned off my notifications, there were so many pings coming from my phone that I thought my iPhone gained a stutter. More than anything, it seemed like the same fifteen people always seemed to pop up in these groups. The following people are frequent in my own personal “Class of 2021” group, and are common among other similar “Class of 2021” groups:

1. The Procrastinator


No matter how many emails, notifications, and Facebook posts, there is always someone who doesn’t seem to get to it until the last moment. Most common posts are: “Guys, I have twenty minutes to complete a two hour alcohol education assignment. HELP!” or “Hey, did anyone else wait until the last second to find a roommate? If so, hmu! I promise I don’t smell.” The list is never-ending.

2. The Countdown Clock


For every occasion, you can count on someone to post a countdown for you. “15 DAYS UNTIL WE PICK OUR ROOMS GUYS #getpumped” is an example, or “15 days until 4 days before the week before move-in day! #soclosebutsofar” Need I go on?

3. The Clueless Kid

See number 1: “The Procrastinator.” These two people go hand in hand, but have a large difference. While the procrastinator knows about the deadline, the clueless kid knows nothing about anything, no matter how many emails, notifications, and Facebook posts. “Wait, we had to pick a roommate?” Classic.

4. The Self-Made Maniac


These people remind me of the kids that go on Shark Tank with inventions that I couldn’t come up with at my age. Where’s the perfect place to sell all those Girl Scout cookies your little sister is selling? The “Class of 2021” Facebook group, of course. The best place to share your talent for personalized pet rocks? You got it.

5. The Website Worker

So many websites in this era offer special deals to people who promote their websites via social media. Did you know that every person that clicks on your link and signs up for “X” website, you get 5 Wonderbucks? It’s pretty cool. When you get 1,000 Wonderbucks, you can trade it in for some Silly Putty and a piece of string. No, no, don’t get me wrong. Sometimes, these websites do offer some payout, but more often than not, it’s not worth the time putting into it.

6. Ethical Advocate


When you blindly accept the terms and conditions, have no fear. There is always somebody in your group perusing the lines for a hiccup in their ethics. You may think that nobody has time for that, you are mistaken. Trust me.

7. The Food Police


Orientation week is approaching and many questions are going onto the Facebook group, but one person is especially concerned: “Will the dining halls be open during the week?” or “Will they take my mini-fridge if it isn’t mini?” or “Unlimited meal plan thoughts? I’m pretty used to ten meals a day so I don’t think I can survive on anything else…” But hey, who am I criticizing? I relate a lot to Merry from Lord of the Rings. Yes, we’ve already had breakfast, but what about second breakfast?

8. Fantasy Football Fanatic


“Anybody want to start a fantasy football league? $20 to get in, hmu if u interested.” This post doesn’t pop up just once, but several times. No, I don’t want to join your fantasy football league. I’ll spend my $20 on churros and coffee. #sorrynotsorry

9. The Traveling College

I couldn’t count how many people showed themselves in their college T-shirts around the world. “Hey everyone, it’s your friendly [school team name] in the North Pole chilling with some ice!” Okay, that post didn’t happen, but my college mascot seemed to travel the world in one summer more than I have in my lifetime.

10. Social Media Monster

In a group of 1,000+ students (usually), it’s really important to be friends with them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or be Insta-buddies. I mean, in six months when you go through your friend/follower/whatever list, you’re definitely going to remember this random person you added and you’re definitely not going to wonder why you are friends/following them/whatever. Need I say more?

11. The Lonely Lad


“Does anyone live in [your city name] and want to meet up?” No matter how big a school is, it’s not likely there’s a ton of kids in your city, unless, of course, you’re a big city kid. Awkward coffee date for two, anyone?

12. Dimension Debby


Some people really need to know the dimensions of their desk, bed, bed posts, closets, drawers, floor space, garbage can, and key hole. Hey, don’t be mean. Just give them the dimensions of the space you need from them, and they’ll be okay.

13. The Article Advocate


The world—especially Facebook—is cluttered with articles upon articles. Someone in every “Class of 2021” group just thrives on sharing them with you. Best ways to walk from the shower to your dorm room? Check. Top 10 ways to piss off your roommate and make them hate you forever? Check, and check.

14. Meme Machine


While I am a lover of memes, you, a self-made meme machine, are not the Da Vinci of memes. If I see another “Straight Outta [School Name]” I will probably call up Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and give them a piece of my mind.

15. Clueless Freshmen

These guys are everywhere in each “Class of 2021” group. In the end, we’re all clueless freshmen, and probably will remain so for the first few months of college. Is there anything wrong with that? If you call your professor “teacher” on accident, then maybe, but everyone makes mistakes. We’re going into a brand new world and it’s alright to be confused. We get to walk around campus without a hall pass. That’s a plus, right?

16. That one upperclassmen that can’t quite let go

This is the one that starts posting from the time the common application comes out, with helpful tips and suggestions and assurances. Okay, I guess this person is super helpful when it comes down to it, but lets be real- it can get weird. From posting events that we didn’t really ask about, to three paragraph responses to a “What kind of scholarships does our school offer”, overwhelming pep can turn away already anxious applicants. The strength of the school spirit is endearing, but if you are able to make yourself known as the “upperclassmen” in a 6000 student facebook page, I think there is a slight problem.

17. That one bitter person who still feels cheated by the financial aid system

This is the one that makes it very clear that they could’ve made it to a higher caliber university if it wasn’t for the lack of financial aid from our beautifully corrupt educational system. It’s the one that introduces themselves in their intro posts by listening every impressive school they got into…oh and I guess the one that they are actually attending.

18. The “netflix and chill” guy

This is the guy that you know is going to be on the lurk the moment his parents leave him to his congested dorm room. With dreams of sexiling his roommate and being “that guy” on his floor, he makes his introduction as douchey as possible. He’s always down to treat girls right and show them a good time. He’s definitely going to talk about how much he plans on going to the gym, and probably the very intense stoner music he likes to listen to. At the same time, he tries to stay mysterious by mentioned he’s undecided (ooooo?), and leaves the girls questioning. But honestly, it all comes down to one question over them all: are we on Tinder or are we on a facebook page?

19. The future president of every student organization possible

This one basically lists their resume, making the normal 100 word introduction into a 500 word essay for self affirmation. I mean, after reading their introduction you’re forced to re-evaluate if you’re worthy of going to the same college as them.  They memorized the student handbook for the school, so any question you might have will be answered within a thirty second time period. They already have their shi* together…as seen by their six year plan they add into the essay as a footnote.

20. That person who wants everyone to know that they could’ve done better

Yeah, so like, I got into Northwestern and Brown, but I think I’m going to settle for *insert state school here* just because of financial reasons and proximity to home. But yeah, I got into Northwestern and Brown. Northwestern and Brown wanted me, but I lowered my standards because of other actually important reasons. I was part of the 8 percent acceptance rate.  Northwestern and Brown. I am better than you. *Posts acceptance letter into Northwestern and Brown*

21. The comedian

One word: memes. At least in the new england school groups I’ve been in, there’s always that couple of people that posts a series of memes or funny pictures relating to the school of their choosing. It might be about the atrociously high tuition costs (#relatable), or satirical cartoons about greek life, but in the end it’s all the same. This person is definitely a like seeker on facebook, but definitely interesting enough to be friends with around the time fall rolls around.

22. The Basic One

I like going out, but i’m definitely  down to chill and watch netflix with people when I’m in the mood for a more chill night. I definitely plan on joining a sorority, I’ve never wanted anything more to have a bunch of sisters to experience college life with. One of things most important to me is my education, honestly it will be the top priority, but with my awesome time management skills and lilly pulitzer organizer it’ll be no problem. As for interests, I’m a big chipotle person (guac always please!!), and always down to grab starbucks or teavana. Feel free to follow me on instagram, twitter, snapchat, kik, tumblr, or any other form of social media that can show how cute I am!

(Based on a true post)

23. The basic one who calls others out for basic

I like going out, but i’m definitely  down to chill and watch netflix with people when I’m in the mood for a more chill night. I definitely plan on joining a sorority, I’ve never wanted anything more to have a bunch of sisters to experience college life with. One of things most important to me is my education, honestly it will be the top priority, but with my awesome time management skills and lilly pulitzer organizer it’ll be no problem. As for interests, I’m a big chipotle person (guac always please!!), and always down to grab starbucks or teavana. Feel free to follow me on instagram, twitter, snapchat, kik, tumblr, or any other form of social media that can show how cute I am!

Hahahaha see how i can be satirical and ironic and interesting at the same time? Room with me!!!

24. The athlete

This is the one that needs to emphasize the fact that they in fact made it to college, AND plan on being the popular kid…despite the 18,000 undergraduate student body. That’s right, they were the jock in high school, so they have no choice other than being the jock in college as well. In their 100 word introduction they somehow manage to include that they were recruited, that they are undeniably straight, and that they were recruited (just incase we forgot the first time). This is the one that will keep posting rosters about the game schedule, until they get a reality check and are benched until the last game of their junior year.

No matter the types of people you encounter, weird or endearing or embarrassingly you’ll always stay excited for school. It’s your dream school after all.

25. The Exchange student

They may complain about how much work they have to do, but ultimately will excuse their bad grades because hey- they’re here to have fun! They take advantage of long weekends and Reading weeks to travel and explore areas while the rest of us are here…reading.

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Move In Day Packing List at TAMU

We at OneClass know how stressful it is for TAMU freshman during move-in day, especially when you have no idea what you should or shouln’t bring to TAMU or how big or small your dorms are. What do you need to bring and how much stuff can I fit in the room? Luckily, we at OneClass know exactly what you need and we have created a checklist just for you!

Feel free to bookmark a copy of the TAMU packing list by pressing CTRL + D.

Room Basics to Bring

 Bedside table
 Shoe rack
 Closet Organizer
 Sheets, blanket, comforter & mattress pad – (XL Twin)
 Pillows
 Towels/washcloths
 Desk lamp
 Waste basket
 Full length mirror
 Bean bag chair
 Underbed storage (if you won’t be lofting your bed)
 In season clothing
 Robe
 Shower shoes & slippers
 Toiletries
 Hangers
 First aid kit
 Fan
 Plants
 Posters or wall decor
 Shower tote

Eating In Items to Bring

 Snacks
 Mini fridge (under 3 cubic feet)
 Bullet blender (Great for smoothies) (Ask First)
 Hot pot or coffee maker (Ask First)
 Pitcher with water filter
 Utensils
 Mugs, plates and bowls
 Can opener, pizza cutter
 Paper plates/foil/plastic baggies
 Pantry basics (PB, popcorn, soup, oatmeal packets)

Tech & Entertainment 

 Printer
 Tablet
 Cell phone charger
 HDMI Cable
 Extension cords
 Coaxial cable
 Power strip
 Cable organizer
 MP3 Player
 Speakers or docking station
 Headphones/earbuds
 TV

Academic Basics 

 Pen, Pencils, Eraser, ruler, highlighter
 Notebook
 Stapler, Staple remover
 Desk supplies (Index cards, highlighters, sticky notes)
 Desk supplies (Index cards, sticky notes)
 Laptop/Desktop computer
 Flash drives
 Bulletin board/Dry erase board
 Book light

Cleaning Up & Organizing Items

 Iron
 Bleach
 Drying Rack
 Dish detergent
 Sponge and dishcloth
 Disinfecting wipes
 Paper towels
 Tissues
 Febreze
 Hand-held vacuum
 Laundry supplies (bag, detergent, fabric softener)
 Instant stain remover
 3M Wall hooks
 Double closet rod

Campus Gear

 Rain coat & umbrella
 Bike/bike lock
 Backpack
 Swimsuit
 Walking shoes
 Water bottle
 Travel mug
 Sunscreen

Don’t Forget to bring these:

 Important paperwork (health insurance card, driver’s license)
 Financial Aid Documents
 Student ID
 Bank Documents
 Car registration and insurance information
 Debit and Credit Cards
 Emergency contact numbers
 Batteries
 House key for home!

What not to bring

  • No candles, incense, fireworks or weapons
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • No halogen lamps
  • Microwaves
  • No multi-bulb light fixtures or “octopus lamps”
  • No pets except fish
  • No masking or cellophane tape, nails, and other products that damage paint or wall surfaces
  • No two-pronged extension cords – only three prong cords are allowed
  • No hotplates or any electrical appliance with open or exposed heating element
  • No wireless routers or devices that might interfere with our network
  • No toasters or toaster ovens
  • No air conditioners
  • No waterbeds
  • No self built lofts of any kind
  • No alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia

10 Ways To Kick Butt in Your Freshman Year at Texas A&M University

The smell of the upcoming school year is a midst, and causing a lot of students to panic for the upcoming school year. Although school is known to be stressful, these 10 steps can really help the transition into the new year very simple, easy and stress free! Learn to start that new college school year off right!

1. Mentally Prepare Yourself

Don’t psyche yourself out now because of the slowly approaching school year, however, learn to train your brain into thinking and believing that everything is going to be alright, you got this, and it is all going to run as smoothly as possible. Making sure that you’re positive thinking, is extremely important in order for a new school year to run off on a good start. Beginning a new chapter in the College book can be very intimidating, stressful, and confusing to students (especially new ones). Although, all the bad stuff could immediately be avoided by just heading into the new year with your head up high and positive, healthy thinking. Learn to be open to new things and tell yourself that you got this!

2. Make checklists

Checklists are very important when it comes to keeping organized and maintaining a stress free environment. Making lists are helpful for almost everything, including your dorm room necessities, school supplies, new wardrobe, as well as other basic needs. Creating a checklist for the school year really helps with cutting out the things you don’t really need versus the important things a college student needs. Not only can you save a lot of money with making lists, you can also save a truckload of time, effort, and stress, because who wants all that when you’re starting a new year of school!

3. Be a Social Butterfly

Many people say that the first two to three weeks of the school year is the most important when it comes to meeting new people and making friends. It is essential for new students to be a social butterfly during the first transition into the school year, because it is prime time to not only meet those in your dorm, but also in your classes, cafeterias, or even new clubs. It is a great deal to make yourself known (of course, in a good way), so the transition into the new school year runs smoothly and easily. So do not be nervous to put yourself out there, to join clubs, intramural sports, or even talking to those around you!

4. Don’t be afraid to try new things

Of course everyone has their own comfort levels and zones, however college has countless opportunities for students to be apart of and be the best possible person that they could be! It is viable that you reach a little out of your comfort zone, in order to get the greatest college experience you could get. Joining new clubs, sports teams, intriguing classes, volunteering, or even sports events, are a great way to meet new people, make new friends, be apart of your school and showing spirit! Furthermore, it is also important that you maintain control over timeliness between the social atmosphere and school work!

5. Check your routes!

It is extremely essential for a student to get familiar with their campus and the prime locations where they will be spending most of their time throughout the school year. It is very important to learn and understand your routes from your dorm, to all your classes, the bookstore, teachers offices/ buildings, food locations (cafeterias, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, etc.), to the campus libraries, recreation centers, and etc. It is also important for students to understand and get familiar with the shuttle stops and routes around campus to not only make your traveling easy, but also stress free and quick. Another great tip is to learn the bus stops and routes around the city, to help you easily get around town.

6. Brush up on your intelligence

Ahh, sweet summer is quickly coming to an end, and so is the laziness as well as all the forgotten knowledge it brings. It is not required for you to brush up on your school knowledge (from the school year prior), however it is extremely recommended for a student to prepare themselves for the upcoming school year by reviewing what they previously learned the year before, in order to make the transition into the next year stress-free, easy, breezy and beautiful… student life. It is recommended not only by your teachers or administration to review your already attained knowledge, but also by other students. Walking into a new year, with knowledge completely forgotten from the past few months of not practicing or retaining the information, it could be very confusing and stressful for students in their continuing classes, and could also create a lot of students to not start of well. So, spend a few hours every few days, reviewing your past material from the last school year, in order for you to start the next school year right!

7. Take what you need/ Budgets!

It can not be said enough, it is most important for all students (especially in college) to learn about their budget for the upcoming school year, so that they don’t end up surviving on cup of noodles or ramen, easy mac and Dominos. Before the school year starts, learn about what you can do to save money, earn money, and how to use it during the year. For example, create different budgets regarding grocery money, basic necessities/ supplies, food, books, and etc. It is also important that you purchase and bring (from home or previous living space) things that you really need, and cut out unnecessary things.

8. Start looking for jobs (if interested)

If you are a returning college student, it may be in your preference to find a job and earn money to support yourself throughout the upcoming school year. Many colleges and universities have countless jobs on campus that they provide for students in order to make some money while they go to school! Before the school year starts, it could be extremely helpful to start looking and applying for on campus or nearby campus jobs now before the rush and high demand starts once school begins.

9. Eat well, Sleep well.. zzz…

Maintaining a great sleeping schedule and diet can be a great tip when it comes to starting off anything with a great boost. Create a diet and sleeping schedule to your preference and best ability so that you are more energetic and sharp minded throughout the day! Not only can this help you have a great start to the upcoming school year, it also prevents stress and creates a smooth, healthy transition for students.

10. Get excited!

Although summer is ending, and the school season is starting, that is no reason to be glum about returning to your beloved University. Not only will you see your returning friends (if you are returning as well), but you will also be given countless opportunities given to you by your own college to meet new people, discover things about yourself, and be the best you can be as a person mentally, morally, and with your growing intelligence!