So, you've toured the beautiful campus. You fell in love with the bluff views and the perfectly tanned students. You're already weighing the pros and cons of living in a co-ed dorm, because you're totally going to get into one of the Del Reys. But before you take that OneCard picture that will embarrass you for the rest of your college career, you need to brush up on your LMU vocabulary.
1. "Denning" (verb) -
The act of sitting in front of a computer for hours in the student-run coffee shop, the Lions Den, without getting any actual work done.
"I can't go to the party tonight, I spent too much time denning today and now I'm super behind."
2. "Whelan Wednesdays" (noun) -
The freshman 'hump-day' celebration in the Whelan residence hall in which students intake copious amounts of cheap alcohol in extremely close quarters.
"Hey man, why'd you miss class today?"
"Dude, Whelan Wednesday was too lit"
3. "The Palm Walk" (noun)-
a stretch of sidewalk (approximately .1 miles long but seemingly endless) in front of the library where politically and socially active students douse passing students with flyers and sign ups that they will forget about five minutes later.
Professor: "Why are you late?"
Student: "I'm sorry, I got caught on Palm Walk."
4. "Drunk Iggy's" (verb) -
1. When intoxicated students flood the on-campus diner, Iggy's, from 12-3 a.m. every weekend and order an excess of questionable Sodexo food before returning home.
"This party is dying down, anyone down to go back and drunk Iggy's?"
5. "T-Law" (proper noun) -
The President of Loyola Marymount University, extremely popular among the student body for getting rowdy at basketball games and being the muse for the Timothy Law Snyder bobble heads scattered around campus.
"Guess what? I saw T-Law today!"
6. "The Back Gates" (noun)-
the secondary exit from campus leading out into a neighborhood of real and responsible adults. Also a prime spot for Uber pick up and drop off so as to avoid the immense confusion that seems to overcome drivers upon entering the circular campus.
"I had to do the walk of shame all the way from back gates today."
7. "Crimson Date" (noun) -
A situation in which one student wants to take another on a date, but has no real money, so instead takes them to the restaurant Crimson Lion in University Hall and pays with their meal plan.
"Hey Lexi, would you wanna go on a Crimson date this week?"
"Oh, um, sure."
8. "Frat Hour" (noun) -
Approximately one hour (usually around 6 p.m.) in which the gym (the weight section, to be specific) is overrun by members of fraternities religiously sporting their brightly colored philanthropy tank tops that were given to them for free.
"Hey do you want to go to the gym?"
"Yikes, its almost Frat Hour, so let's wait a little."
9. "Bearded Barefoot Library Man" (proper noun) -
A friendly English professor who often can be found sitting by the fire on the second floor of the library, usually without shoes, always willing to help students edit their papers.
"Wow, I was in the library a long time. Bearded Barefoot Library Man isn't even here anymore!"
10. "East Quad Beast Squad" (noun) -
Clever yet unfitting name given to the freshman area across from the Lair that is made up of two same-sex dorms and an honors dorm where nothing exciting happens.