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37 Signs You Went To Purdue

Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the Grace of God.

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8. You know that the Boilermaker Special is Purdue's official mascot, and that it is the largest, fastest, and most annoying mascot in the world.

Either way, our mascot can run over any mascot in the country, even the adorable midget they call a mascot in South Bend. Speaking of South Bend...


14. You know the lyrics to "Party in the USA" thanks to the Paint Crew

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Other awesome Purdue grads include:

Gene Cernan (last man on the moon)

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Yes, the same guy who landed a plane on the Hudson River)

Ryan Newman (one of the few, if only, NASCAR drivers with a college degree)

Orville Redenbacher (you're welcome for the delicious popcorn)

And many other badasses listed here:


21. Even if you aren't in engineering, you know these lyrics better than "Thrift Shop"

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And you remember the debate on campus if it was racist/sexist simply because Mitch Daniels was in it.

22. You have to explain Harry's and Triple XXX every time to non-Purdue people

Harry's was founded during the prohibition, hence why it is called the Chocolate Shop. Triple XXX started in 1929 as a root beer stand selling Triple XXX Root Beer (which they still make and sell). The three Xs indicated the high quality of the drink. There are now only two Triple XXX Restaurants left in the country and the one in West Lafayette is the only one that still serves Triple XXX Root Beer.

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25. You know the consequences of pulling out your cell phone at the Piano Bar and if Bruce sees you

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First Verse

To Your Call Once More We Rally;

Alma Mater Hear Our Praise.

Where The Wabash Spreads Its Valley;

Filled With Joy Our Voices Raise.

From The Skies In Swelling Echoes

Come The Cheers That Tell The Tale

Of Your Vict'ries And Your Heros,

Hail Purdue! We Sing All Hail!


Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!

All Hail To Our Old Gold And Black!

Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!

Our Friendship May She Never Lack.

Ever Grateful, Ever True,

Thus We Raise Our Song Anew;

Of The Days We've Spent With You,

All Hail Our Own Purdue!

Second Verse

When In After Years We're Turning,

Alma Mater, Back To You.

May Our Hearts With Love Be Yearning

For The Scenes Of Old Purdue.

Back Among Your Pathways Winding

Let Us Seek What Lies Before;

Fondest Hopes And Aims E'er Finding,

While We Sing Of Days Of Yore.

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