Oh, freshmen year. It’s when you’re finally considered mature enough to live on your own, but you discover you have literally no idea how to do so. The first year of college is crammed (much like that inevitable 18 credit schedule) with learning experiences. Some are moments of self-discovery and personal growth. Others are, well, more cringe-worthy. Here’s what some Gannon University students had to say about some of their freshmen confessions. (Names withheld, obviously):

“During GIVE Day, I was in a freshmen dorm taking a shower. I left my keys in my room…along with my towel. By the time I was done showering, I realized that no one was left in the building, including the RAs and the RD because it was GIVE Day. The only other person in the building is myself and a custodial staff, who took pity on my soul and unlocked the door to my room.”

“I was left alone my first night here. My roommate had concert tickets with her boyfriend. So I was alone. In my dorm. Freshmen year. First night.”

“I accidentally flooded the laundry room.”

“The night before a huge exam, I thought it would be a great idea to start a new series on Netflix. So, I didn’t get to bed until 2:00 a.m.. I took the exam and truly hated myself the next day.”

“I tried to make things work with my high school boyfriend. Hahaha, that one really worked out.”

“I thought I had an exam at 1 p.m. It was really at 11 a.m. So, I got here at 1, waited in the room, and was like, ‘Where is everybody?’ I texted my friend and she told me the test was at 11. So I ran to my professor’s office and begged her to let me take the exam. She let me, thank God.”

“I legitimately did not leave my room. All I did was hang out with my roommate and do the things she wanted to do. When she joined a sorority, I was left alone and had to make new friends.”

“I was cooking in the kitchen at North Hall and set the fire alarm off.”

“One night, I went to my room and my roommate was already sleeping. I didn’t want to turn on the light, so as I was trying to get to bed, I couldn’t really see where it was. We had bunk beds. I walked face-first into the bed and it really hurt, but I still didn’t want to turn on the light. When I woke up, I had a giant gash on my nose and had to explain to everyone for days that I was just an idiot who ran into my bed.”

“My friend and I took a study break and ended up marathoning the most disgusting videos to ever exist on the internet.”

“I couldn’t find the bathroom in a building until week three because I was too awkward to ask.”

The point of this article isn’t to laugh at the misfortune of others. It’s to realize that everybody has embarrassing moments their first year of college that they would rather forget. More importantly, these moments taught the person something, whether it’s to always bring a towel to the communal shower or to ask for directions to the bathroom. Embrace your #FreshmenFails, because they’re what make your first year of college unique. If something unfortunate happens, follow the words of Jay-Z and simply “dust off your shoulder.”