Now that it has been announced that NC State University has moved to all online classes for the rest of the semester, the idea of moving out of the place I have called home for the last 2 and a half years is hard.
NC State is so much more than just a school to many people.
For many it is our second home, where we have most of our friends and made some of the best memories of our lives.
So for all of those who like me love NC State and can't wait to go back one day, here are the ABC's of NC State:
During lunch time many of us have fought to get a seat in the Atrium and waited 25 minutes just to get some Chick-fil-A. If you go around 1pm good luck to you because that place is packed then.
B- Bell tower
NC State Belltower
Many NC State student's know just how special it is when you storm the bell tower after NC State win's some sports events (I'm looking at you Duke basketball). It isn't just a place to celebrate our school's win's, but also it celebrates student's accomplishments as they have a ring ceremony for when you graduate and get a class ring that partly takes place there.
We have all sat through that super long Cookout line before and it was worth it.
My freshman year dorm in the tri-towers
All students are familiar with the tiny dorms at State (I'm looking at you Tri-Towers), unless they got lucky and were able to get into Bragaw.
E- (Free) Expression Tunnel
Free expression tunnel
Many people pass through the free expression tunnel every day and every day there is some new art work to be seen in there! It is an awesome area for students to get to promote clubs, ideas or to just show of their talent. However, it isn't that great when it is flooded during hurricane season and you have to walk through it (yes, some of you know exactly what I am talking about).
Food not from Fountain
Maybe you love fountain, maybe you hate fountain, either way you have been there before.
G- Greek life
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Greek life at NC State isn't huge but it is still present. Even if you aren't in a frat or a sorority, you know of or have been to a frat party before.
H- Howling cow ice cram
Wolf Tracks ice cream
Howling cow ice cream is made by the cows at NC State and it is delicious! Around 9pm on just about any night there is a huge line in Talley for it since the meal credit transfers over then.
I- Insomnia cookies
Warm cookies are a special treat for many students so the Insomnia on Hillsborough street is a must.
J- Joking by getting hit by a bus during finals
I have heard many students joke about not wanting to take their finals so badly that they would run in front of a bus so that NC State would let them not take their finals and they could get money from the school. Turns out this is not true and the school will not give you money if you get hit.
K- Kevin Keatts is a winner
Kevin Keatts at the White House
Even if you don't know about basketball, you know this.
L- Long line for Popeyes
Ever since Popeyes came out with it's chicken sandwich, the line for the one near campus has been incredibly long.
M- Mr. and Mrs. Wolf
Mr. & Mrs. Wolf
If you didn't get a picture with them did you even go here?
N- Noon games suck
I am internally dying from heat because of noon games
I'll say it again for all of the people in the back: noon games suck! All NC State students and fans know exactly what I mean.
O- The Oval
Chicken and waffles
The one is for the people who frequent Centennial. The Oval is their place to get food and even has some cool options like chicken and waffles.
Packapalooza is an event that NC State holds at the beginning of each school year on Hillsborough Street and a ton of vendors and clubs come out and give away free stuff. They also usually have fair food and other fun events so it is a great opportunity to grab your friends and get outside!
Q- Quiet room when students hold up their wolfies for a free throw in a basketball game
There is a hush that comes over PNC when State has a free throw and everyone holds their wolfies up in anticipation.
Ugly Money in downtown Raleigh
NC State student's are lucky to be in NC's capitol city and super close to down town. There are endless things in Raleigh and I bet that not even the most adventurous of us has been able to do every single thing. With endless food options (even though most of us are broke), activities, shopping places, and parks Raleigh is an amazing place to call home.
From basketball, football, baseball, soccer and so much more you can watch women's and men's sports games for free at State! Usually a lot of people come out to support so it is always a fun day when you go to one of the sporting events (plus you got to get those points)!
T- Tailgating season
During football season everyone comes out to go tailgating to all the frats (even if it's a much hated noon game).
U- Undergraduate admissions
We all have had to call them at least once before.
V- Valuable bricks
Everyone knows that it is an NC State tradition to take a brick out of the brickyard or somewhere else on campus before you leave!
W- Wolf pack
Supporting the Pack even from WV
Duh. No explanation needed.
X- Red X's on your WebAssign
We all have seen this even if we don't want to admit it.
Y- Yelling when we get a touch down
In the bleachers at a football game
There is nothing like standing in the bleachers at Carter Finley and cheering when we get a touch down (especially if we are winning)!
Z- Zero sleep during finals week
Finals week is intense. It's when everyone on campus is pretty much cramming for their finals and sleep is often a luxury that can't be afforded.