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22 Things Only University Of Wollongong Students Will Understand

Hungover Chickos every other day.

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1. When others brag about how nice their uni is, you scoff, because you know it'll never beat the majestic UOW grounds.

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#GongPride.

2. When it came to classes in building 19, you definitely knew it was imperative to arrive at least half an hour earlier.

It was nicknamed the Room of Requirement for a reason.
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It was nicknamed the Room of Requirement for a reason.

3. You spent a ridiculous amount of time driving around the parking lot...

... before giving up and trying to persuade a random to jump in your car so you can park in three for free.
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... before giving up and trying to persuade a random to jump in your car so you can park in three for free.

4. You always wondered what the exact purpose of this sculpture was:

The Almighty Toaster Element.
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The Almighty Toaster Element.

5. You perfected the art of making a ~light~ sandwich at Fuel Silo so you didn't have to pay as much.

6. You experienced a Hunger Games-esque battle when tutorial slots opened on SOLs.

No-one wants to get stuck in an 8:30am tutorial on a Thursday morning.
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No-one wants to get stuck in an 8:30am tutorial on a Thursday morning.

7. When a class was in a different faculty's building, you discovered a whole new section of campus you never knew existed.

Does it ever end?
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Does it ever end?

8. There was always a class divide: Wollongong students VS. Shire students.

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9. You remember "Fat Bastard" and how he terrorised everyone on the Duckpond Lawn.

No sandwich or person was safe.
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No sandwich or person was safe.

10. And after Fat Bastard died, there were plenty more ducks that tried to continue his legacy.

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11. You were glad when a lecture was in the McKinnon building because you could sit far enough away from your professor to nap.

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12. You could pick out any of the kids who lived on campus / college.

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Mainly because of their helpful t-shirts that read out 'Weerona,' 'Campus East' or 'I-House.'

13. You knew that Panizzi didn't have the best coffee, but still went there anyway.

Best study procrastination.
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Best study procrastination.

14. Not that a caffeine hit mattered too much because library time was 80% napping, 20% working.

15. The fear of your things getting stolen when you left your bag outside the unicentre was real.

16. You always planned to visit the botanic gardens just across the road but somehow never got around to it.

Unibar was closer after all.
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Unibar was closer after all.

17. And after climbing Mt Keira once you swore you'd never do it again.

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The view is great, but the climb? Nope.

18. It was perfectly acceptable to skip class on a sunny day to spend some time here:

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19. You grew to love Wednesday nights at The Grand only for them to switch it back to Glasshouse six months later.

Things are never classy at Glassy.
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Things are never classy at Glassy.

20. You spent many a Thursday night at Unibar gigs, before kicking on at retro night.

21. Sundays were all about casual chilled drinks at North Gong.

And if things got messy, a sly trip to The Harp may have been in order.
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And if things got messy, a sly trip to The Harp may have been in order.

22. And you definitely had one too many of these burgers in your time.

Especially on hungover days (so every other day).