How to Survive the First Day of School

It’s that time of year again, Figs. Summer’s drawing to a close, and that means school’s starting up! The first day of school is an alternately horrifying and exciting day. Whether you’re psyched to head back or wishing you had a few more weeks of summer, Figment’s got you covered. Check out our handy guide to surviving the first day of school to be sure you make the most of your big return!


First of all, don’t oversleep.

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Stroll into the kitchen for the breakfast of champions.

Will Ferrell

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Get all suited up in a snazzy outfit . . .

Matt Smith

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. . . and step into school like you own the place.

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Once you’re there, take a few minutes to hang out with your besties, then head off for your first class.

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You’ll impress everyone with your fancy school supplies, including the teacher.

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Make sure you show off your smarts at least once . . .

Emma Watson

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. . . and smoothly say hi to your crush.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Don’t get too down about seeing the people you don’t like . . .

Joe Walker, Starkid

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. . . and just remember that at the end of the day you can go home and do this:

Michael Cera

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25 thoughts on “How to Survive the First Day of School

  1. By FAR the best collection of GIFs on fig. Arrested Development, Avatar, Mean Girls, Starkid, corgis, Elf, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH…

  2. LOL missing the first day to camp out a music festival in the sierras…So I HAVE to wear my neon pink polka dotted bow tie with the matching rain boots when I get back, to make sure nobody forgets I go there.

  3. Love the Sherlock one – and the last one too! I’m so doing that someday. Of course, being homeschooled helps, but some subjects still leave me groaning
    (Biology, Business Law, American History, ENGLISH) ugh.

  4. ahhhaaahhh i hope i can sleep well though cause most days i wake up at 1 pm o_e. i really never tried eating before school though…dunno why. i hope this year is gonna turn out better than the rest of my school years.

  5. I can so relate to this. Fingers crossed for freshman year of high school! Plus, the amount of amazing gifs is astounding XD

  6. Pretty good collection of gifs. Thnx for the advice. At least now I know that when high school starts, I should act like I own the place. πŸ˜‰

  7. Let’s pretend I haven’t already ventured much too far into Social Siberia to own the school. WARNING: THERE ARE NO FIELD TRIP BUSES BACK FROM THERE.

  8. Oh yea btw big note here: BE YOUR SELF!!!!! Because you will never get your girl/guy if all you do is be someone you’re not.

  9. THAT WAS AWESOME! I TOTALLY LUVED IT! XD BUT I LUV THE ONE AT THE END MOST OF ALL!!! XD FALLING FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR! PRICLESS! I AM SO DOING THAT AFTER I GET HOME ON MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! XD
    I LUVED IT ALL!!! XD

  10. I didn’t have to worry about the first day of school because my classmates are my brother and sister and my teacher is my Mom! (a.k.a. I’m home-schooled :D)

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