There are so many parts of a campus that you don't notice on that first visit here when you were in high school. So many parts to the university that you don't encounter until your four year journey starts.
Do you know your Northern Iowa ABC's?
A is for... A place we call home
This is going to be the place that feeds us, educates us, and is going to be home for four years.
B is for... Bill Ruud
Let's be honest... he's a pretty bomb.com president
C is for... Campaniling
Don't forget to do this once in your four years here -- you don't want a brick to fall on your head. Get out there and kiss a perfect stranger at midnight!
D is for... The Dome
Always the perfect weather for a football game, no matter what time of year.
E is for... Every Single Sport
Whether it's wrestling, football, volleyball, or basketball, athletics here always bring in the fans.
F is for... Fight Song
"Lets go purple and gold, victory for UNI, U-N-I fight, U-N-I fight"
G is for... Great Wall
If you haven't had this at least drunk coming back from the hill, you need to because its the best drunk Chinese food you will ever eat.
H is for... The Hill
Beck's, Sharks, The Library, OP, Suds -- no matter where you go on the hill, you will have a night to remember (or not remember).
I is for... ID's
Everyone has one...or had one until they were taken at Sharks.
J is for... Johnson, David Johnson
Is there really anything else to say?
K is for... Karaoke Thursdays
Whether you're at Beck's or Hydrant, expect to hear really bad singing of the same throwback songs on Thirsty Thursday Karaoke Nights.
L is for... Late night runs to Applebee's for Half Price Apps
Really doesn't get better than nachos, pretzels, or wings (especially on that college budget when they're half price)!
M is for... McLeod Center
Cheering on one of the most talented teams in one of the best places on campus. Holy upsets by the Panthers has this place has seen.
N is for... NDSU
We hate them. If you don't hate NDSU football, you can leave.
O is for... Overly Windy Campus
Walking to class some days is a battle. No such thing as a good hair day when the UNI wind comes a blowing.
P is for... Panthers!
What would this place be without our awesome mascot? Go Panthers!
Q is for... Quiet Floor of Rod Library
Too many nights spend studying for finals on this floor. Don't cough or they might kick you out.
R is for... Rape Trail
Likelihood you will actually be attacked? Slim to none, still 10/10 would highly recommend avoiding at night.
S is for... Shark Tank
Skank Tank, Sharks, Shark Tank, whatever you call it, still the best place to dance it up on the weekends on the hill.
T is for... TK and TC
The Cat, The Kitty, can't ask for better mascots than these.
U is for... The Union
V is for... Voodoo
Let's be honest, it was better when it was jokers. But it's still the place to be on main!
W is for... WRC
Helping us get through the Freshman 15... and our sophomore 15.... and our junior 15.
X is for... Xtra Awesome Squirrels (it was either that or Xylophones)
They're basically part of the UNI family; they even have their own Twitter page.
Y is for... Your Submissions to UNI Confessions
Obviously the only way we catch up on all of the campus drama. Daily entertainment for most.
Z is for... The Zzzz's we never get
As a college student, naps are a must.
Now you know your Northern Iowa ABC's!