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You may be a freshman if:

Suzanna Pratt | Monday, August 29, 2011

  • You wear your ID card on a lanyard around your neck.
  • You carry a campus map.
  • You wear your dorm’s Frosh-O t-shirt.
  • You dress to the nines on the first day of class.
  • The dining halls confuse you.
  • You run over people with your bicycle on the way to class.
  • You go to pep rallies.
  • You get run over by bicycles on the way to class.
  • You wear sweatshirts with your high school’s name on them.
  • You can’t pronounce “O’Shaughnessy” or “Hammes.”
  • You’re pre-med. For now.
  • You travel in a pack of other freshmen to the dining hall, to class, to parties, etc. and take up the entire sidewalk.
  • You go to dorm parties (in short skirts and high heels if you are a girl).
  • You don’t know which lake is which.
  • You call your mom between classes.
  • You don’t know the words to the fight song or the alma mater.
  • You walk up the steps to the Main Building.
  • You walk on the grass on God Quad.
  • Your newest article of clothing is The Shirt.