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23 Things Only Columbia Students Will Understand

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1. Nothing tastes as good at 3 in the morning as a gigantic slice of Koronets pizza.

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2. It's 100% normal to get halfway through your meal at Tom's before remembering that they don't take cards.

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3. No matter how many times they shut down Crackdel, it will rise again – stronger and sketchier than ever before.

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Yes, that IS a spicy special.

4. You can only find the owl in Alma Mater if someone tells you about the ~folds.~ There's just no other way.

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5. You always feel a certain rush when Vampire Weekend's "Campus" comes on shuffle when you're walking across Low Plaza.

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Three cheers for the St. A's chandelier!

6. Carman is Slytherin. John Jay is Ravenclaw. Hartley and Wallach are Hufflepuff. Furnald is Gryffindor.

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7. People always talk about having sex in the stacks but no one talks about how DUSTY it is down there.

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8. The grass is open for approximately seven seconds every year. No more, no less.

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9. No one needs to plan the first snowball fight of the season. It will happen on its own.

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10. What happens at Bacchanal stays at Bacchanal.

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There are only two instagrams total with the tag #columbiabacchanal, and this means we're doing a GOOD JOB.

11. We are the REAL "Blue Ivy."

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12. It's sacrilegious to graduate without getting at least one picture on that weird art throne at the 116th street subway station.

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13. Forgetting to change at 96th street means literally scaling a mountain to get back to school.

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14. Primal Scream sounds like the zombie apocalypse is going down in Morningside Heights.

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15. The Core can sometimes be a pain in the ass but you love how smart you sound at museums and symphonies now.

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16. If you live in Wein you get weirdly defensive about your pet sink.

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17. You've used your copy of The Odyssey as a pillow while studying in the library for finals. It has the softest pages.

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18. You've roamed Lerner at dinnertime just to get a look at which student groups are giving out free food.

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19. It's completely common to misjudge the Lerner ramps and end up on the wrong floor. More than common. Actually it happens every time.

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You win this time, Bernard Tschumi.

20. You know to bring a book every time you want to pick up a package.

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22. You've stuffed your last dollar in the donation jar at Postcrypt because the vibe down there makes you feel like a real beatnik.

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23. And when you graduate you'll know in your heart that Columbia was the best choice for you. Alma mater on the Hudson shore, indeed.

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