But have things really changed at college? Even though you technically can sit wherever you want, most people go to the same spot every class. It's like the unofficial 40 time, even though it says unofficial, you still listen to it. This really puts an emphasis on the first weeks of classes. You have to establish your territory early. Let it be known that if anyone takes your back row seat, you'll break their finger. Pee on your territory if you have to. Do anything to let the class know not to mess with your prime real estate. Once a few classes have passed and people have settled into their respective seats, you can relax a little bit. The shmeebs in your classes are like trained animals. They walk in and directly go to their unofficial "official" assigned seat. If one of them is messing up the team chemistry and you need to poach their seat, get to class a little early and let them know that there's a new sheriff in town.