This article was originally published on DrGraduate
After working your butt off through the whole college year, summer break is a time to get out of the dorm, slam some beers, and enjoy the company of your friends with no homework, tests, or interviews to worry about. But just make sure you do it right. If you're not careful, your tropical vacation or Tiki-themed house party can quickly go sideways. Just look at all of these examples of college students getting up to no good, and you'll understand exactly what we mean.
When Uninvited Guests (AKA the Police) Show up
Most of us want to spend our summer partying, hanging out with friends, or enjoying the great outdoors. The last place we want to be spending any time is in a jail cell, but the students in this picture were probably headed in that direction in the few minutes after this picture was taken. A note to anyone reading: don't fight the police if they show up at your party! It will only end poorly.
Usually, the cops show up and just tell everyone to go home. Unless, of course, you decided to fight them. Then, they'll probably take you and a few of your friends for a ride downtown after the party.
It's a Frat Boy Summer
College can be a wild place to be, and things get even wilder when the summer semester comes along. As a parent, you want to send your kid to college and feel like they will be smart and safe while they're gone. Then, you see some of the frat houses on their campus, and you get incredibly worried. Like this one with a sign inviting daughters and their mothers in for drinks. Smooth, boys.
If that's mother and daughter drop-off, where are all the dads supposed to go? Could they be at the sorority across the street? Or are they going to be too busy standing with their arms crossed talking to the other dads?
A DUI Can't Stop Her
This Texas college student became semi-famous a few years ago when a picture went viral of her driving around town in a hot-pink Barbie Jeep. The little, battery-powered vehicle was enough to get her to and from class, but we're sure you're curious why she's driving that instead of a real car. No, it doesn't have to do with finding parking on campus; she just got a DUI and isn't allowed to drive anymore!
There's nothing funny about driving under the influence, but you have to admit, this is a pretty inventive workaround. Can you imagine her showing up to do a real driving test with that thing?
Spotted: A Real Life Unicorn
If you ever drink too much, make sure you've got friends around that you can trust to take care of you. Don't be like this, and go out drinking with friends that will take any chance they can get to prank you. He learned that the hard way when he woke up in the morning and found himself duct-taped to a newsbox with an adult toy stuck on his head. At least his friends added the caption: "I'm A Unicorn!" to bring the whole thing together.
Although this may look bad, we've all had worse nights, right? Actually, never mind, we take that back. This looks like a really, really bad night.
The Ideal Photo Shoot Spot
Most of us have taken a thirst trap photo or two before, but we're not exactly sure if this girl's photo came out the way she wanted. A thirst trap, if you didn't know, is a picture where you're trying really hard to look sexy so people on social media will engage with the photo. But in this photo, the toilet might even look sexier than the woman! All that gold is quite distracting.
We love the toilet paper pose too. Is that supposed to be like a pillow? Or are you showing off that the rich toilet has even richer toilet paper?
Red Wine Gets Us That Way, Too
There's nothing better than a good old costume party, no matter the theme. This person right here got all dressed up and even added a gorgeous wig into the mix for a princess-themed tea party. However, no tea was served, and this fairy godmother got drunk off of red wine instead. The result? They ended up sitting on the toilet, holding what little was left in their wine glass.
We just hope that their dress didn't get dirty with toilet water! Someone hold up that tule, please.
She Bought Too Many Margaritas and Couldn't Pay for AC
That summer heat is a nice break from the cold winter nights, but if you don't have air conditioning in your apartment, you could be in trouble. There's nothing worse than sitting in your living room on a humid night and mercilessly sweating while hoping the heat will break. That's exactly what the woman in this picture is going through, but she found an inventive solution. No AC? No problem. She can just sit on a pile of ice pops.
She'd probably be a little cooler if she didn't have a warm laptop perched on her lap, but that's just our opinion.
Gourmet Drunk Cuisine
There's nothing better than coming home from the bar and digging into a big pot of steaming hot food. Or, you can order something off DoorDash or something, but that always takes so long and costs so much! Might as well just make it yourself. Unless, as this woman learned, you're a little clumsy when you're drunk. In that case, the whole recreating a cooking show at two in the morning thing might not exactly work out.
Our favorite part of this picture is that the cat is having an absolute blast. He's just sitting there, picking up pawfuls of sauce off the floor, living his best life.
Freshman Year Was A Trip
Students have been complaining for ages that high school just doesn't do enough to prepare them for college or the real world. And, by the look on this young man's face, he clearly has a lot to learn. We're not sure whether he's feeling disappointed, impressed, shocked, or flabbergasted; we just hope he didn't have a crush on one of those young women. This would be one tough way to get rejected!
We guess there are a few things that the movies get right after all. This party looks like something straight out of Project X. It's such a bummer we weren't invited though.
Bathrooms Were For Paying Customers Only
When you've got to go, you've got to go, and this guy definitely had to go. Whether it's bad tacos, too many cocktails, or just the mix of it altogether, our stomachs can take a beating on a night out. Unfortunately for this guy, his stomach took about all it could handle, and then it just couldn't take any more. But, without a bathroom in sight, he wound up sitting on this public garbage can instead.
At least he had the decency to do this in a garbage can. There are a lot of people in our city who won't even pick up after their dogs.
New Zealand Police Gone Wild
While some police departments around the world look down on nudity and public drunkenness, the New Zealand police are big supporters of both! No, no, we're joking. Those things are both against the law in New Zealand, but that doesn't change the fact that this picture shows a couple of cops being more than a little lenient with a few college students having a wild night out. Well, alright, there's one cop who's being lenient. The other just looks disappointed.
If these cops patrol that area often enough, this could become a regular occurrence. Every Friday night, they can go, say hello to the people they're serving, and remind all of them to please keep their clothes on as the night goes on.
Don't Fall Asleep At The Show
Festivals and outdoor concerts during the summer are a great way to spend your time. It offers a chance to listen to live music, enjoy the warm weather, and toss a few back with friends. Just make sure you don't wind up like this guy who passed out during the concert after having a few too many drinks. So, when the crowd noticed him, they made alien crop circles around him with all their beer cans.
A good, lighthearted prank is always appreciated, so this doesn't seem too mean. We're sure this guy was embarrassed when he woke up and realized just how many people he'd been entertaining by sleeping, though.
Let's Go For A Really Short Walk
Ah, young love. There's nothing more romantic than seeing two young lovers walking along the beach hand in hand. Unless, of course, those young lovers are both wearing ankle bracelets. And no, we don't mean stylish, Coachella-style ankle bracelets. We mean like the real deal, court-mandated, track your location, welcome to house arrest ankle bracelets. But hey, at least these two live close enough to the beach that they can still go walking without setting the alarms off!
Do you think they got the ankle bracelets for the same crime? Did they commit it together? Did they meet in a group of other singles with ankle bracelets? So many questions, so little time.
Dude, This Tent Sucks
Going camping with friends is a great opportunity to commune with nature, enjoy some peace and quiet, and relax by the fire. That is to say, it's a great time to do those things if the campground isn't too crowded. But from the background of this picture, you can tell that this place was packed. And, in the foreground, you can tell that this guy sleeping on top of his tent probably isn't having the best vacation.
How does someone wind up sleeping like this? Do you think maybe they just couldn't find the flap the night before? It couldn't have been comfortable regardless.
How Hot Was It?
There's nothing worse than being super sweaty without a change of clothes. OK, maybe there are worse things, but you get what we mean; it's annoying! Plus, as this guy learned, it can be kind of embarrassing as well. It looks like he was just headed out to the local golf course when he got caught with an unsightly sweat stain on his back, in a pattern we think you'd better see for yourself.
This gives a whole new meaning to the term sweating balls. Sorry, but we had to.
Let's Just Get A Little Sun
Going out to tan with a partner is always a good idea. You can make sure to put suntan lotion on each other's backs, time how long each person takes on each side, and then you can both fall asleep together and not wake up until you're both totally burned! Alright, so maybe that's not the ideal scenario, but it's what happened to these two, and they definitely do not look comfortable.
After a serious sunburn like this, your skin stays hot for days, and it's hard to get cool or comfortable. That's just one of many reasons why using sunscreen is so important.
Double Delivery Duty
After a night out drinking with friends, it's pretty common for everyone to get the munchies. But, what do you do if everybody wants to eat a different thing? You can't pay separate delivery fees for a bunch of different restaurants; that just wouldn't be feasible. These guys had an incredible solution, though. They figured, what if we just type in and ask the Dominos Pizza guy to also go and get us McDonald's. And guess what, it worked!
Can you really blame these guys? Those two a.m. chicken nuggets hit different, but also that good, doughy, Dominos pizza– oh boy, we're starting to get hungry over here.
Mascot Went A Little Too Hard At the Pregame
We used to love going out to watch the college football team play when we were in school. There's something really wholesome about the collective experience of watching your fellow students battling on the field while your peers are also around you cheering, playing in the marching band, and even running around in the mascot suits. Well, most of the time it's a pretty wholesome experience. In this picture below, we think that might've been soiled just a bit.
Clearly, this mascot needs to stay away from the liquor before the team's next big game. Unless maybe this was an intimidation technique against the other team the whole time!
The Art of Procrastination
When you have an assignment due, the best thing you can do is get after it early and often to make sure the deadline doesn't creep up on you. But, that being said, college students are notorious procrastinators. We should know; we spent so much time looking at memes in college, it could've been worth a second degree. It looks like this guy in the picture is on the same degree path, actually.
This type of meme is typically called a sh*tpost because it contains little information and is deliberately off-topic and provocative. In this case, they do this by using a cartoon of Obama in an image that is otherwise nonsense.
This Must Have Been A Bet
An embarrassing tan line is one thing, but if you're a young man and you're walking around with the same tan lines as a young woman (bikini top and all), you're bound to get some looks. Not that there's anything wrong with that! But, we have a feeling this young man wasn't doing this of his own accord. This seems more like the type of thing teenage boys would dare each other to do for a laugh.
Regardless of the bikini top, that sunburn on his stomach and shoulders is still pretty gnarly. That's probably going to be hurting for much longer than this joke will be funny.
You Tell Us
Are you drunk right now? We're just saying you could do better. Sorry, Marvin's Room flashback aside, how funny is this kitchen sign in this bar? While this girl and her friends were out drinking, they wound up in the back service area at this establishment and found this reminder for servers nailed to the wall. They're all valid questions, but there's still something hilarious about seeing them all in a row like that.
We'd like to believe this sign has saved a few bad dishes from coming out of the kitchen too. If you can't feel the heat, take it back to the kitchen!
How Was Your Summer Break?
The urge to flex on our classmates and show off the crazy summer vacation we had is always strong when school comes back in session. But, if your summer has been pretty tame, you might be stuck feeling left out. That's what forced this young man to come up with an inventive solution to his boring summer plans. Well, more specifically, that's what forced this young man to find a way to lie about his summer plans.
We're so thankful for whoever took that second picture of this whole thing going on. Without that, we might've even believed the top one was a real photo!
Eyes On Me
If you're lucky, and your skin doesn't burn too quickly, you can go and sit out in the sun during the summer to get a nice tan. Of course, you don't want to overdo it, though, because everyone's skin has its limits. Kim Kardashian knew that and didn't mean to misstep, but after falling asleep in the sun, she was left with a giant tan line from her sunglasses blocking off half of her face!
That looks like a monstrously huge pair of sunglasses, to be honest. If they were just a little bigger, she could've protected her whole face!
It's Getting Hot in Here
With college dorm rooms being so small, students need to carefully consider what they're actually going to use on a daily basis and what they can actually fit in their room. For this guy, one of the essential items on that list was his swimming pool. Not a full-sized pool, just a little one that he can play on the computer from and cool off in! And, honestly, now we feel like every dorm should have these.
All this guy needs is a cold drink, and he's practically on vacation. Although, we're still a little confused about how he filled this thing up.
If you're going out to party, you're going to want to wear your best outfit. Just make sure you change before you go to sleep that night. Actually, just make sure you get home to get to sleep that night. At least this poor girl got half of that equation right, though. She wore her cute outfit and totally partied hard, but it didn't seem like she got a chance to do her nighttime skincare routine after the party.
This is a classic example of why self-control is so important. Everybody wants to go out and have a good time now and again, but you don't want to wind up sleeping in a bush.
"Have Lunch Outside," They Said
Can you imagine what this girl must've been thinking in the lead-up to this picture? "Oh, it's a beautiful day; why don't you take your lunch break on the porch!" We're sure it sounded like a good idea at the time, but after finishing her food and placing her plate and spoon in her lap to relax for a second, this poor girl fell asleep, leaving her with these hilarious tan lines on her legs.
We hope the food was worth it because that sunburn looks like it's going to take a few days to wear off. That's the last time she'll be eating outside for a while, too.
What's Going on Back There, Kids?
Driver's education courses are a great way to get comfortable behind the wheel and prepare yourself for life on the road. But, there are a few common sense things that aren't discussed in driver's ed, just because they figure everyone should already know it. For example, it's important not to block your car's windshield while you're driving because, you know, then you won't actually be able to see anything on the road!
We get it, the sun gets bright, but there's no reason to do what this guy did. Get a pair of sunglasses, and use your visor if you need one.
Nighty Night, Sleep Tight
We want one of whatever this guy is having because it looks like he is having a blast! Alright, not actually, he looks asleep, but in the moments leading up to this, he was probably having a blast! We can't really blame him for sleeping either. Do you see that radioactive blue liquid in his glass? What is that? MD 20/20? We're serious; we actually think that's MD 20/20. No wonder this guy is passed out!
MD 20/20 is a brand of fortified wine, AKA very strong wine, and it comes in a whole array of Gatorade-esque colors. A word to the wise, however, it doesn't matter what color you grab; it will not taste like Gatorade.
Don't Forget To Wear Your Shades
There's nothing more relaxing than taking a little nap at the beach. Actually, that's not true; there are a lot of things that are more relaxing than taking a nap at the beach. Beach naps force you to worry about sand, people stealing your stuff, and of course, the inevitable sunburn you always go home with. This poor guy wound up with a little more than his regularly scheduled sunburn though.
By the lines on his forehead and nose, it looks like this guy had on some wide frame shades and a baseball cap when he passed out in the sun, and it's probably going to keep looking that way for a few weeks.
Want Some Schweppes?
Outdoor events in the summertime can be dangerous. Not only do they usually serve alcohol during the day, which can tire you out, but with the heat and the lack of seating, you can also get very dehydrated. The whole thing can leave a person looking for a place to lie down, which is exactly what happened to this girl. Unfortunately, she picked the area right in front of the Schweppes beverage cart.
At least this guy is trying to help her out, but for a start, why don't we move her away from all that trash she's lying in?
No Man Left Behind
Have you ever tried to have a quiet night in while your roommates are, well, not? It's virtually impossible not to get sucked into some of the shenanigans going on around you. One look at this guy will show you what we mean. His face says, "Please let me study." But his friend's faces all say, "Bottoms up!" So, what could he do? Naturally, he joined the party! There will always be more time to study.
This is probably why a lot of students wind up going to study in the library. It's a little harder for your roommate to ambush you with beers and the girls next door if you're hiding between the stacks.
Is It Summer Yet?
Those last few weeks of school are some of the toughest. Even though there's a little bit less work to do, everyone is dreaming about the start of summer, and everything just seems to drag and go on for way too long. This kid got caught feeling that way when he got caught literally dreaming in the back of a classroom. The kicker, he wasn't even in that class! He must've gone in for a free period nap or something.
Having a favorite nap spot on campus is key, but you've got to pick better than this kid did. You don't want to get caught sleeping, or worse, be forced to sit through another class!
We Need a Bigger Beach
It's important to be an individual in this life. You only get one chance to experience the things you want, so try to be an individual when you can and enjoy things that nobody else has experienced. Or, of course, if you're more comfortable, you can just do what these sad couples are doing down below. Go on vacation for a photo op, take the same exact photo as everyone else, learn nothing new, and go home.
Alright, maybe that's a little harsh, but shouldn't these people be enjoying their vacations instead of taking cheesy pictures? And how about just one girl take a picture of her boyfriend, so he has a memory too!
A Nap Gone Wrong
Finding a comfortable position isn't hard when you're lounging on the beach; the problem is staying awake long enough to make sure you don't get sunburned. Unfortunately for this guy, he got way too comfortable and failed to stay awake, so he wound up with these ridiculous handprints across his belly. On the bright side, however, at least he can still rest his hands there without it hurting his sunburn!
This must have been a shock to wake up to. Can you imagine rolling after a peaceful rest to feel your skin on fire, except for a very small region by your belly button? Not fun!
We've All Been There
There are a number of dangers when you consume too much alcohol, and feeling sick is just the tip of the iceberg. That being said, it's a terrible feeling and a good reason to pace yourself when you're drinking. Otherwise, you might wind up with vomit on your cute new outfit, or even worse, you could wind up passed out on a dirty, public toilet seat like this poor girl.
At least her friends tried to help her by bringing a water bottle into the stall. And she's still got her phone, so she can call for help if she needs it.
Honey, Where's The Can Opener?
College students are known for being inventive, and a lot of that comes from having less money and resources to handle household mishaps. It forces people to think intuitively and outside the box to find a way to solve their problems. Just look at this guy! He's not the smartest or the most intuitive, but you can't fault him for lack of effort. He decided he wanted ravioli but didn't have a can opener and wound up doing this instead.
To be fair, he got the can open. But that doesn't look like it was a clean job, like, at all. There's probably some aluminum still floating in that ravioli.
Someone Pass the Aloe Vera
Klondike bars are one of the greatest ice cream treats out there. The Neopolitan flavor with the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream is the unanimous consensus favorite among many of the biased crowds we've asked. But, we enjoy eating these snacks, not looking like them like this guy down below. Plus, the way he got his Klondike looks can't have been all that pleasant. Check out what we mean in the picture of this terrible tri-tone sunburn.
This poor guy must've fallen asleep and then hiked his shorts up mid nap without realizing. Two separate burns, two degrees of gnarliness, no ice cream in sight.
Can We Reschedule The Sun?
Who doesn't love a good Facebook takedown? When it's an entitled person getting taken down, it's all the better. In this case, someone ran an ad for a free solar eclipse party, offering to let people come over and watch the eclipse from a central location. But, this mom clearly never passed earth science because she has the audacity to ask this good samaritan if they would think about rescheduling the party.
If you're still not following, there wouldn't have been a solar eclipse if they had decided to reschedule. But, sometimes, it's hard for people to realize the world doesn't revolve around them.
The Swimming Pool Was Closed
There's nothing better on a hot summer day than taking a dip in a nice, cold pool. But, if you're in college, chances are you can't afford to build your own or afford a membership to one of those swanky country clubs with their own private pool. So, you have to improvise. That's how this group wound up with a kiddie pool in their kitchen, and they couldn't be happier with it!
Maybe that was an exaggeration. It's a little leaky and hard to move and hard to fill up, but whatever, right? These kids still have their own pool, and no one can ever take that away from them, except maybe the RA.
Don't Leave Candy In The Sun
After a long day of swimming and playing in the sun, it's important to refuel. But, it's also important to treat yourself every now and again. That's why having the ice cream truck and the summer snack bars open is so nice. If you're eating candy instead of ice cream, though, you always have to make sure you wind up with a fresh pack. Otherwise, you'll get stuck with a single brick of Reeses like this guy!
We love that this was a pack of Reese's minis too. Now the whole thing has just turned into one Reese's Mega. Or, if it's made of minis, is it just a Reese's Regular?