Of the many things Gilmore Girls got right, the series really nailed the various growing pains faced by both Rory and Lorelai Gilmore at various stages in their lives. While Lorelai faced big career milestones with the Inn and relationship milestones with a couple engagements, Rory reached all of the big school landmarks. From transferring to a private high school to a rocky experience at college, Rory went through it all. These 11 Gilmore Girls episodes sum up freshman year of college perfectly,even if they didn't all take place during the season when Rory started Yale.
One of the most beautiful aspects of Gilmore Girls is the way it shows how nobody has life totally figured out. The show's greatest over-arching theme is that moving through life with your loved ones will help make all of the totally things feel OK since you're not going it alone.
At a time like one's freshman year of college, the lessons learned on Gilmore Girls — especially from the episodes that show Rory's college life — come in especially handy. You probably found yourself relating to so many of Rory's experiences during your own first year of college, even if you didn't have the exact same ones as her. Check out these episodes and then channel your inner Gilmore girl to face any challenge that comes your way, in college or not.