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11 Michigan State Traditions That Prove MSU Is One Of A Kind

The campus is huge, and so is your love for it. But when it's time to head out, Delta is there, connecting Spartans to the world.

1. MSU Shadows is basically "The Star-Spangled Banner," and it means more to you than anyone will ever know.

2. Speaking of shadows, you're not a "true Spartan" (according to legend) unless you kiss someone in the shadow of Beaumont Tower.

3. The Spartan Marching Band protects the Sparty Statue 24/7 the week leading up to the MSU vs. Michigan Football game. RESPECT THE BAND.

4. True MSU students only go to one place for super-late-night snacks: Menna's Joint for a delicious original dub.

We call this the Menna’s Monday survival kit!

5. Painting "the rock" is a time-honored tradition. Every day, students walk by to see what's been added to it.

6. Michigan State students only get pumped up with quotes from 300 and Thunderstruck.

7. Students tread lightly when entering Mary Mayo Hall because, as everyone knows, it's haunted by the Mary Mayo Ghost.

8. Tailgating is always at the tennis courts before a football game. Don't ask why — just bring mustard.

Our #DriveTo80 with @MSU_Football included a tenth annual, but first baby-friendly, road trip to EL for tailgate!

9. Like clockwork, every Thursday is Burgerama at The Riv. You do not miss Burgerama. Ever.

10. The march to the stadium is a sacred tradition and the perfect way to get hyped for Saturday.

11. Sparty has been one of the most recognizable figures on campus since 1989.

MSU traditions have made you a Spartan, and Delta is here when you're ready to take on the world.

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