Fresher fundas: 10 things you should never forget in DU

  • Somya Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2015 23:29 IST
Students at Motilal Nehru College in South Campus. Delhi University's new session commenced in all the affiliated colleges in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Saumya Khandelwal)

Got admission in Delhi University and raring to make the most of your life as a college student? You should be. But the excitement of this phase also comes with millions of questions that threaten to spoil the party for you. This is the time when the most mundane issue, a no-brainer all these years in your life, seems big enough to bring you down. Worry not, for help is at hand.

Here's a sneak peak into what to expect in the first week of your life in college. This is the time for you to shine, and don't let anything dim that sparkle.


The first few days of your college life can be nerve-wrecking. You want everyone to like you. You try and look your best, say all the right things and hope that you will make some friends. But don’t worry, just be yourself and you will make some great friends and have so much fun.

2)Enthu Cutlets

Some kids are very enthusiastic on their first day. They introduce themselves to everybody, learn all the names, know the entire syllabus, all the seniors and don’t spare any chance to showcase their talents. You want to be them, but not really. It’s best to be calm and approach things casually. 3)Three standard questions that you will be asked over and over again

What is your name? Where are you from? What are you studying? Be prepared to answer these questions about a hundred times. If you’re someone that moved around and are confused as to where you are from, please figure it out. "So my mother is from Tamil Nadu and my dad is a Gujrati. But I've lived in Lucknow my whole life" Good Luck explaining this to everybody.

4) Paperwork

There is always so much paperwork pending. School certificates, transfer certificates, mark sheets, time tables etc. You will end up spending most of your time in the administrator’s office trying to sort all this out with your coordinator. 5)Pointless Ice Breakers

Colleges try their best to make sure you feel comfortable with your fellow classmates and seniors. While some exercise like talent shows etc. can be fun, some colleges go overboard and fill your schedule with silly icebreakers. You will find yourself playing some adult version of musical chairs on stage, while everyone else has a good laugh. chairs.gif 6) Seniors Gyaan

Being a fresher, you will have a million questions on your first day. These questions can be great conversation starters. While some seniors genuinely answer your questions, some take it as an opportunity to give away pointless gyaan. They somehow feel they have the upper hand just because they were born a year or two before you. They will go on and on about some day they managed to bunk few classes and give you pointless tips. story bro.gif

7) Getting Lost

This is something nobody can avoid. Most campuses are huge and all corridors look the same. You will leave your class to go to the washroom and get lost on the way back. If only you had Harry Potter’s Marauder's Map, life would be easier. lost.gif

8) Over-dressed students

Deciding what to wear on your first day is tough. You must have spent hours looking at your closet the night before trying to pick out what to wear. Pick something casual yet chic or else you will end up looking like that girl/ boy that couldn't decide which color to wear, so she/ he wore them all! Some kids really go over board with their style; it makes them look like they’re trying too hard. dressed ET.gif 9) Party invitations

Now that you’re in college you actually have a social life. You will get invited to countless parties hosted by your classmates or friends to celebrate a successful first day. They are so much fun and help you ease into college life.

10)Life-changing teachers

If you’re really lucky you will attend a lecture that will change your life. Good professors are hard to find, but if you do come across some one impressive, take as much advantage of them as you can. Teachers have this innate ability to inspire you so listen to them carefully. First lectures are
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