14 Things Only University Of Texas Students Understand
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14 Things Only University Of Texas Students Understand

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14 Things Only University Of Texas Students Understand

After you get your acceptance, get into your major, and figure out where you're living, you can hardly wait to get to the 40 acres. Once you get here, you quickly learn why UT is the number one public school in the country. Along the way you also learn many other things, things that you would never experience if you went somewhere else.

1. On game days, you’re either Texas or you’re Fight, not both.

"TEXAS... FIGHT... TEXAS... FIGHT"

2. Pledge season is a real thing.

It's characterized by white wash jeans, boots, boys carrying pieces of wood around, and at least one other pledge doing/wearing something weird (I'm looking at you, jean shorts pledge).

3. The only time you’re grateful to see a squirrel on your table is if it is the albino and you have a test in an hour.

Otherwise, you might as well just give it your food, because it's going to steal it anyway.

4. There are four kinds of people in this world: SAC studiers, FAC studiers, PCL studiers and Union studiers. You can be one or two of those people, but never all four.


It's exactly how we all feel when someone new shows up in our favorite study spot.

5. They say the PCL is shaped like Texas if seen from an arial view, and you're not sure if that's true, but you do know that you lose a piece of your soul every time you go inside.

It's an actual representation of someone emerging from the depths of the PCL after a 36-hour study session.

6. If you need a good leg work out you don’t even have to bother going to Greg. You can just power walk from the stadium to the Tower and back a few times.

It's you after you go up the five sets of stairs and two steep inclines to get to the Tower from the stadium.

7. Sometimes you cry a little because you realize that part of your tuition probably went to building a $1.4 million dollar canoe statue.

But seriously, has anyone figured out what this is for?

8. You’ve gotten lost in Welch at least once.

Or twice... or every semester that you've had a class there.

9. You’ve walked past the turtle pond and seen someone staring at it with a look of despair on their face.

...and, in all honesty, you probably thought, "Same."

10. The West Campus bus… Enough said.

If you don't live on the West Campus or have never taken the bus, ask someone who has and then you'll understand.

11. Every time you try to cross Speedway you almost get hit by five bikes/scooters/hoverboards.

Every. Single. Time.

12. There’s something oddly satisfying about being able to tell people that you go to the same school that Matthew McConaughey did.


13. No matter the day of the week, the sport that is in season or the time of day, OU still sucks.

14. You know you go to the undisputed greatest university in the whole world and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.


Because what starts here really does change the world.

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