30 Signs You Went To NYU

Whether you’re a Sternie, Tischie, or Gallatino, your degree came with a subway map, pizza, no campus, and a whole lotta debt.

1. You miss the NYU Home dinosaur.

ID: 1386369

2. No matter how many redesigns it goes through, Albert is still the WORST.

ID: 1387244

3. Going to school with celebrities? No big deal to you.

ID: 1388082

4. You’ve had to explain to people that the Bobcat is NYU’s mascot (named for the Bobst card catalog) and the nickname is the Violets. We’re both.

The original Bobcat (of Bobst fame).

ID: 1388106

5. You thought NYU’s attempts to build community were cute.

No campus = No community? Not necessarily true.

ID: 1387036

6. You went to Yankees/Mets/Jets/Giants/Knicks/Nets/Rangers games, rather than actual NYU sports games.

Wait, NYU has sports?

ID: 1387038

7. You lived in university dorms and still had a 30-minute commute to campus.

At least there’s the NYU trolley.

ID: 1388083

8. Your dorm either had maid service, used to be a nightclub, or is located between a corrections facility, a homeless shelter and/or around the corner from a 24-hour sex shop.

Welcome to NYC.

ID: 1388062

9. Your friends are mostly from Long Island, New Jersey, or California, and are Jewish.

ID: 1388103

10. You know that finding a nice, attractive, straight boy at NYU was like spotting a mythical creature.

ID: 1386742

11. Your “quad” had bums, chess battles, drum circles, pot dealers, homeless people, dosa carts, and undercover cops.

We love you anyway, Washington Square Park.

ID: 1388107

12. You’ve been involved in at least one protest in Washington Square Park.

ID: 1388049

13. You know school pride is where it’s at, whether you went to CAS, Stern, Tisch, or Gallatin.

ID: 1388008

14. But you’re still confused as to what exact majors Steinhardt offers.

Applied Psychology, Communications, Education, Musical Theatre, and Food Studies? OK then.

ID: 1388021

15. You can pronounce Bobst correctly. Or at least, you think you can.

Bob-ssst or Bobe-ssst?

ID: 1387431

16. You understand why the inside of Bobst looks like the Matrix.

Safety first.

ID: 1387047

17. You’ve used the Washington Square News to spit out your gum or clean up spills.

It’s super absorbent.

ID: 1387262

18. You still have a place in your heart (and stomach) for the pasta station in Kimmel.

ID: 1388110

19. You’re well aware that you’ve gotta “Move all the way in! Make room for a friend!” in the Silver Center elevators.

Remember when it was called Main Building?

ID: 1388111

20. You miss the Timekeeper.

RIP John Votta.

ID: 1388108

21. You know who Sylvia in Hayden is and that Adam Sandler wrote this song about her.

ID: 1386243

22. You’ve ended a drunken night at Mamoun’s, Kati Roll, Cosmic Cantina, Crif Dogs, or with pizza.

So good.

ID: 1388041

23. Two Words: Strawberry Festival

It’s no Coles Carnival (RIP), but check out that Strawberry Shortcake.

ID: 1387237

24. You have no idea what Greek Life would be like, because Frat Row at NYU was a hallway.

ID: 1387073

25. You’ve gotten in several fights with Financial Aid and the Registrar, including one in which they tell you can’t graduate, but somehow it always worked itself out.

ID: 1387068

26. You know that walking into Stern without wearing a suit will cause you receive SO MANY dirty looks.

ID: 1387983

27. You’ve gotten an epic hug from John Sexton. And you kinda want another one.

Even if there’s no confidence in him right now.

ID: 1387990

28. You’ll be paying off student loans for the next 50 years…

ID: 1387083

29. But you consider the day you got into NYU one of the best days of your life.

ID: 1388036

30. And the annual sight of the Empire State Building lighting up all purple for NYU commencement reminds you that you went to college in the greatest city in the world.

ID: 1387226

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