It’s hard to believe that on a show like The Vampire Diaries, some of our favorite moments were the cheesy high school events. From the decade dances to homecoming, prom, and even graduation, there’s nothing quite like teen novelty to perfectly counterbalance all of the supernatural drama of Mystic Falls. With Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) headed off to Whitmore College this year, we’ve said goodbye to the days of corsages and pep rallies, but that also means it’s time to say hello to the days of all-nighters and kegs. Here are the college moments we can’t wait to watch, TVD-style, of course:
Frat parties: We got a little glimpse of the frat-party life when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena did some dirty dancing last year, but — no offense to Damon — we can’t wait to see what happens when the girls are let loose in the same atmosphere. We’re pretty sure Caroline will literally toss someone out of her way, and we will love every second of it.
College rituals: Every college has its list of “things you have to do before you graduate.” It usually involves things like streaking the quad, swimming in a fountain, scaling some building, finding underground tunnels, shaking the Dean’s hand, etc. And in our book, all of those things could lead to some fun shenanigans.
Homecoming: If the high school homecoming dance gave us the Klaus (Joseph Morgan)-Mikael showdown, we can’t even begin to imagine what a college-level homecoming week will provide us with.
Spring break: Perhaps the crew will head south for a little Panama City Beach action? Now that would be interesting.
Finals week: Based on what we saw in high school, we’re pretty sure we won’t ever find these vamps studying their life away, but that’s not to say that finals week won’t provide lots of entertainment. Those of you who’ve been to college know that all-nighters lead to unforgettable evenings, not to mention that the end of finals = biggest party of the year.
Graduation: It’s a ways away, but Mystic Falls’ high school graduation was filled with ghosts, decapitation, and Klaus’s love confession, so college graduation is all-but-guaranteed to provide romance, tears and probably death. This is TVD, after all.