20 Class Time Realities You Relate To If You Go To Auburn University

20 Relatable Situations For Auburn University Students

You can relate to these 20 things if you go to Auburn University.


I've been there, done that. I've changed majors, I've felt like a failure, I've napped in weird places. I'm here for you. It's going to be OK. Here are twenty more realities of Auburn you'll just have to get acquainted with.

1. "War Eagle" is a greeting, not just a war cry.

If someone says "war eagle" to you on the concourse, you gotta say it back. It's a rule. "War Eagle" is a war cry, a hello, and a goodbye.

2. We say "thank you" every time we get off a Tiger Transit.

We're grateful, and we love our bus drivers. It often slows down your exit, but everyone has to get their "thank you" or "have a great afternoon" in with their favorite bus driver.

3. You will get lost in Hayley Center. This is the law.

Hayley center classrooms have four numbers. The first number corresponds to the quadrant your classroom is in, the second number tells you what floor and the last two are the room number. But the tower of Hayley messes all that logic up, and everything looks the same and oh lord send help because my class is in two minutes and the elevators aren't working.

4. Our creed isn't just something we know, it's something we live by.

"We believe in work. Hard work," and that "this is a practical world." The Auburn Creed is inscribed on buildings, in dining halls, and in every student's heart.

5. Tapingo saves lives.

It's an app that allows you to skip the mile-long line at Chick-fil-A. Download it, and you can thank me later. Plus, you can attach it to your declining balance, and boom, you've spent all your money.

6. Mell is a wonderland. 

It's one of the newest buildings on campus, and let me tell you it is gorgeous. It is the gold standard for all classrooms.

7. If Parker ever comes down, EVACUATE, EVACUATE. It's called asbestos, honey.

Not to mention, the halls are worn down from all the foot traffic over the years, and when it rains really badly, so much water is tracked in that there are literal rivers in the middle of the hallway. There are also rumors about the fact that Parker may be sinking, but I'm sure that's just a wives tale.

8. You can nap anywhere. We won't judge you.

You can usually just ask most of us where our favorite napping location is. Mine is the couch in the Poultry Science Lobby. It's super comfy, and hardly ever in use.

9. The Seal. Don't step on it. Don't breathe next to it. You won't graduate on time...

LOL, you probably won't anyways, but it's not worth the risk. I've witnessed bike crashes in an attempt to miss running over the seal, and every time children run across it on game day, I cringe.

10. The Poultry Science Building is Legitness. 

Poultry Science Building

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The crown jewel of the College of Ag. It's so nice and so close to a dining hall. Which is a pretty big deal since the College of Ag is on the edge of campus.

11. Upchurch only has air conditioning on one side of the building.

Prepare for clammy summer weather with little relief. It's like ten degrees cooler than the outside world, but that really doesn't mean it's an improvement. Alabama has 90 degree fall days, so you can do that math.

12. There are two Scantron styles. 

You probably won't have the right one on test day. Buy them in bulk. This is how you make friends. This is currency. Think "cigarettes in prison."

13. Finals week is so bad they have a therapy dog come visit students in the library.

His name is Moose and he is an angel. Moose is such a love bug and he always needs a good pet. Never refuse his love, it's too pure.

14. GroupMe is your best friend.

Just about every class you take has a Groupme with old tests, helpful classmates, and a whole bunch of memes. Ask around. GroupMe saves lives and GPAs.

15. JUULs are so popular that the 2019 Glomerata (Auburn's Annual) had an entire spread dedicated to them.

It was just weird, y'all. It was two pages of clinginess, and I am kind of ashamed. JUUL pods are scattered across campus and beyond, so I guess it was only natural.

16. Parking Services will put the fear of God in you.

Park without a permit? They'll boot it. Parked in the wrong section? Wow, you just got towed.

17. Teachers will either cancel class due to games or offer bonus points to those who show up.

Know who you're working with. Rate My Professor is often helpful with studying your enemy. There's a bonus tip for you.

18. There will be football players in your classes.

And you'll see them around campus, on the concourses, and in food lines. They're regular students, after all. Just seven foot tall and could probably crush you like a twig.

19. The food trucks are elusive, but when you find the Philly Connection Truck or the Dam Food Truck, it's a party.

There's supposedly an app to track their movements, but I haven't found it yet. You can also use the Tapingo app for the majority of food trucks on campus.

20. It's hot here. Yes, you will have sweat marks from your backpack. Yes, you will think you're dying. Bring water bottles and pray that Alabama doesn't cancel winter again.

It's OK to sweat it out. Everyone has the sweat marks, we aren't going to judge you. You got this. Auburn is awesome, and Alabama weather will only half-way kill you.

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5 Ways To Be A Proper "Gull" At Endicott College

Are you going to Endicott College or planning on starting there soon? Let me help you get ready for the campus and how to be a proper GULL!

As the beginning of a new school year approaches us, I reflect on my time at Endicott College and gawk at the fact that I am a rising junior. How? Where did the time go? What have I missed out on? What can I anticipate to come this year? Other than the wonderful experiences at this beautiful coastal campus, the atmosphere here is just GULLtastic. All of those lucky enough to be on this campus are supportive, friendly and respectful of the "Gull Code". With that being said, for all of the future visitors of the Endicott College campus, here are a few tips on how to be a proper Gull at Endicott.

1. If you aren't wearing Endicott apparel, do you even go to Endicott?

If you aren't stocked up on Endicott gear by the time fall orientation is over freshman year, then you're doing something wrong. Every time there's an open house, or focus day, or move-in/out day or even anything involving perspective students, you better expect to see lines around the block coming from that infamous bookstore. It's THE PLACE to stock up, see what's new, and add to your growing spirit apparel pride. Gulls all over campus (and actually even abroad) wear anything and everything Endicott related just so they can showcase how fortunate they are to be an Endicott student. But other than selling you overpriced, high quality (compared to amazon/eBay) textbooks that you'll never use, the bookstore is the best place to 1. get all of your "Endicott Gull" apparel and 2. make your school blue-and-green pride extremely apparent and noticeable.

2. The dress code to be a Gull usually is within these four concepts.

-Professional: you either have an important presentation, are attending an interview later in the day, or you just like to dress up and feel important. Don't worry = you'll do great!

-Sporty: you need to be able to show off and let everyone know that you go, are going to and/or went to the gym at some point during the day because you are #fit. Like I said before, Endicott apparel is accepted and appreciated.

-Preppy: it doesn't matter what the weather is, what season it is or what time of day it is. Sperry, Vineyard Vines or Polo is something you won't go a moment without seeing, wearing or desperately wanting something to be as preppy as the rest of the people at this school.

-Homeless: It happens. It's college. Sweatpants, sweatshirt, and no bra paired with your way too worn out moccasins. Whether you pulled an all nighter studying for a Mussachia test, got too into your Netflix show at 5 am, or you just don't feel like putting on actual clothes today. It's all good. Be comfortable. We won't judge you, envy you maybe, but definitely not judge.

3. Beware: Endicott Food

You know, a lot of relatives, friends and even teachers warn everyone in or going into college about gaining the notorious "Freshman Fifteen" and then having to spend the next three years sweating it all out at the gym. But at Endlcott that doesn't exist. I'm not completely sure but I'm pretty sure the food here at Endicott makes you lose weight, so hey if you're confident enough (about my testimony) eat as much of it as you want; that is, if you don't mind spending the rest of the night on the toilet because that happens too. But hey, shit happens. Literally. Then again, maybe it's the seven cookies that just called your name upon leaving Callahan that prevents the crappy situation. Who knows? Just be sure to also have enough food in your room for those days (we all have them) where Callahan is just not worth it and too far of a walk to even get yourself out from under your covers. I will say this at least: the Lodge is a pretty fantastic place to get food - although they can be a bit pricey - if you take advantage of their swapable lunch option, you will never be disappointed (or fifteen pounds heavier) as they do have very healthy and delicious choices. Other than that, it's a great place to go on the weekend for your middle-of-the-night cravings. YUM!

4. Whatever you do, use your full ass.

Dedication at Endicott is a very popular thing. I'm not sure if it's the required internship and career opportunities that are being offered at every turn, or if it's how supportive those around you are to see you achieve anything. But to be able to fit in at Endicott College as a proper GULL, you need to be able to be a dedicated person. As I say this, you need to keep in mind that half asses will not be accepted or entertained around this campus. Opposite from other schools I have heard of, if you make light of a career situation here you are actually frowned at and looked down on because of how big of a deal dedication, success and constant improvement all are at Endicott. So please, whatever you do, use your full ass when doing tasks that will benefit you.

5. Surround yourself with great gulls.

The last thing I'm going to say about being a proper gull here at Endicott is that you need to surround yourself with amazing people. And honestly, that's not a hard thing to do. At all. (Almost) every person I have met while on and even around this campus have made an impact on both my day-to-day activities as well as my long-term investments in life. I know the same thing will happen to you and you will be forever changed once you step foot onto this campus as an "Official Gull". Us gulls stick together no matter the circumstance and we put on a strong face, sympathize with others around us and try to eventually make the campus happy and healthy again. Part of that package, however, is that you need to be a great gull in return. That means holding doors for people (which is a huge thing at EC), supporting your friends in their decisions (even if you may not agree) as well as helping the girls you met at Einsteins yesterday get into Townhouse 9 even though you're the only person they know there. It's just the gull-y thing to do. And we all respect it.

I hope this information helped explain to you how crucial being a proper gull at Endicott College is to your success, enjoyment and long lasting memories once you're out of here and out in the real (scary) world. Endicott is ready to help you and encourage you to do what you want and accomplish your dreams as long as you're still willing to put in commitment and effort.

P.S. It's a great day to be a Gull = your new catchphrase.

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