The Feels of Entering the Last Quarter of Your College Career (As Told by “Orange is the New Black”)

The Feels of Entering the Last Quarter of Your College Career (As Told by “Orange is the New Black”)


Only a few weeks remain until the beginning of fall quarter, and summer’s end is made more apparent as the last of incoming students wrap up their orientations during these bittersweet September days.

Fall quarter also marks the last quarter of my entire college career, so to commemorate this, I’ve outlined the many feels that I’ve—and perhaps even other soon-to-be-grads—tirelessly encountered during these past few months, illustrated with “Orange is the New Black” gifs.

Sheer excitement as you’re about to embark on the final chapter of your entire schooling career

Taystee dancing in halls

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Intense motivation as you put on your best fight face to tackle the last of your classes

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Slight nausea, but with hints of excitement, at the thought of entering the “real world” and becoming a full-fledged “adult”

Sophia and Sister sighing in church

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Paralyzing anxiety when the realness of leaving takes its hold on you

Piper staring at chicken

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Out-of-breath heaving, sans brown paper bag, when encountering obstacles with courses, internships or jobs

Lorna violently slams the phone against its receiver

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Fear and internal crying at the thought of failing in your post-grad life

Piper sobs while eating a pickle

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Momentary solace after futile attempts to calm your anxiety with Netflix and copious amounts of junk food

Lorna eats mac and cheese from giant spoon

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Uneasiness in your stomach as the anxiety and nerves resurface

Lolly cries while looking around her suspiciously

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Silver-lining solace when you realize that you are not alone in your state of manic excitement and perilous fear  

Healy and Doggett outside prison

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Slow-seeping inspiration when you realize how far you’ve truly come and the hurdles you’ve tirelessly leapt over

Suzanne auditioning for Christmas show

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Cheesy admiration and love for all the people who have entered and exited your life during the course of your college career 

Poussey and Taystee friendship hands

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Coffee-induced confidence in your abilities to take life by the horns, because you and you alone control the fate of your future

Norma running towards gate opening

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Are you a soon-to-be college grad or are you already a college grad? What are some of the feels you’ve encountered or are encountering during this roller coaster ride of a process? We’d love to hear from you! Share with us using the hashtag #CampusCropChat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to follow us on Snapchat @ASICPP.