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46 Signs You Went To Princeton

"Dei sub Numine Viget" means "God went to Princeton." And so did Batman.

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2. Your excitement at seeing the colors black and orange has nothing to do with Halloween.

But you do get excited for post-Halloween clearance sales. Cue the heavily discounted orange and black swag!


5. You took a class that was officially or unofficially called Rocks for Jocks, Stars for Stoners, or Physics for Poets.

7. You've tried to explain what an "eating club" is. And then got frustrated and just said, "It's sort of like a frat? A co-ed frat? Where we eat?"


9. Hoagie Haven is your Promised Land. And it just might take you 40 years to get there from Forbes.

And you'd gladly sell your soul for a "Phat Lady."

11. You're not really sure when it happened, but Journey and Bon Jovi became the soundtrack to your life.

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And you kind of hate yourself for missing out when he was at the 25th last year.


15. You have participated in an annual holiday known as "Newman's Day." Paul Newman had to officially deny any involvement because it's just that epic.

16. You watched "House" just to see the back of Frist in the opening credits.

Sidenote: If your doctor ever says they got their medical degree from Princeton, find another doctor. There is no Princeton Medical School.


18. You know that DJ Bob pumps the sweetest jams.*vlSKmcSgVyesOzuWZqwYRmX8McK2HsLONuEp3NPykTTKdtCmof6Ej70crO80rn92AWZ*J/DJMusicNightclub.jpg

You also don't care that not every DJ associated with DJ Bob is actually named Bob.

21. You waited four years to walk out of Fitz-Randolph Gate.


24. You've watched as turning in papers on Dean's Date evolved from a spectator sport to a full-blown circus.

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Turn in your papers on time, get kettle corn and ice cream. I can't hit deadlines anymore without salivating.

25. You either couldn't wait for a Holder Howl to start or you couldn't wait for the Holder Howl to end.

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Some of our traditions are awesome. Others are an acquired taste.

28. You have witnessed a Quidditch match outside buildings that look like J.K. Rowling herself dreamed them up. / Via!i=1883471425&k=mqZNqPM

You may also have spent inordinate amounts of time trying to decide which residential college was which house in Hogwarts. (Butler is clearly Hufflepuff.)

31. You've been McCoshed or PMC'ed. (Or is it UMCPP'ed now?)

And regardless of your symptoms, the only diagnostics McCosh seemed to run were for mono or pregnancy. Even if you came in with a swollen ankle.

32. You've sat on park benches, at desks, and in buildings older than this country. On campus.

Cannons damaged Nassau Hall during the American Revolution. And our boy, Aaron Burr, Class of 1772, popped a cap in Alexander Hamilton. Making him the first vice president to get away with shooting someone.

38. You know that "this door is a means of egress and must be recognizable as such at all times."

Even though you and the fire inspectors know that putting a poster on your door or a banner near your door doesn't make it suddenly not a door.

39. You still know the Triangle Club's "Honor Code" song by heart.

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You really wish you could forget it.

42. Your pre-orientation program involved spending a week either sleeping in a fire station in Trenton or going without deodorant in the woods.

Not pictured: bears, deer, raccoons (all of which will try to eat your food), trail mix affectionately known as GORP.

Nothing says bonding like inhaling each other's B.O. for a week.

43. Graduation took three days. And you're not really sure which date to list as your actual graduation day.

We've been sitting here for THREE DAYS. And most of the speeches are in Latin. Can we go now?

44. You may not know all four verses to your alma mater, but you do know how to wave an imaginary top hat.

45. You return for Reunions every. single. year.

Besides the nostalgia, the camaraderie, the free beer, and the networking, there's also the sheer entertainment factor of scenes like this. Where else can you find tiger print speedos?

Wait, I really don't want to know the answer to that.

46. You know that this really is the "best damn place of all."

Hip! Hip! Rah! Rah! Rah! Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! Sis! Sis! Sis! Boom! Boom! Boom! Ah! Princeton, Princeton, Princeton!


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