The Ultimate UNH Bucket List

The Ultimate UNH Bucket List

The 50 things every wildcat should do in their four years at UNH!
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The four years you spend at the University of New Hampshire will be one of the best times of your life. You'll make new friends, amazing memories, and have a whole hell of a lot of fun. So here it is wildcats - the ultimate UNH bucket list - everything you should try to do in your four years at UNH!

1. Rub the wildcat statue's nose

2. Explore college woods

3. Jump off the bridge at Wiswall Dam

4. Get a JB at Franz's

5. Eat at all three dining halls and pick your favorite (Defend your favorite to the death - HOCO FOREVER!)

6. With that said...curse the HoCo steps for existing

7. Be late to class because you absolutely NEEDED Dunks/Aroma Joe's/BNG

8. Make a legit attempt to befriend a UNH squirrel

9. Get a parking ticket

10. Go to a bonfire

11. Get late night DHOP

12. Go to U-Day and get as much free stuff as possible

13. Go to the bars at midnight on your 21st birthday (no matter what day it is)

14. Stand in a truck bed at the homecoming tailgate

15. Take a picture on top of the wildcat statue.

16. Sing karaoke at the Knot.

17. Play an intramural sport.

18. Along those lines...compete in Beer Olympics.

19. Participate in the week long celebration of Halloween.

20. Explore Wagon Hill Farm.

21. Get a Scorpion Bowl at MeiWei.

22. Spot the unicycling juggler.

23. Have some kind of run-in with the Durham/UNH cops.

24. Hit up Tuesday night dollar pitchers at Scorp's.

25. Go in (sneak into) the cottages or lodges hot tub.

26. Get food from Wild Kitty (preferably late night).

27. Meet the dog at the Knot.

28. Skip class in the winter because SNOW.

29. Skip class in the spring because SUNSHINE.

30. Join an extracurricular club or organization.

31. Take advantage of the fact that HoCo serves breakfast until 2pm on Saturday's and Sunday's.

32. Attend a UNH hockey game.

33. Sled/ski/snowboard down library hill.

34. Try your best at Scorp's Wednesday night trivia.

35. Go ice skating at the rink.

36. Sit on T Hall lawn.

37. Darty hop on Cinco.


38. Get your crunchy granola on at Solarfest.

39. Buy an obscene number of drinks in one go at Libby's Thursday night dollar drinks.

40. Get breakfast/brunch at the Big Bean.

41. Wake up in the morning and regret (but not really) all the Domino's/DHOP you drunkenly ate the night before.

42. Ride around campus on a moped.

43. Reserve a dining hall table by putting your phone/other belongings on it.

44. Wear leggings/sweats to the bar because you're a senior and you don't give a f***.

45. Hungover breakfast/brunch at Young's Restaurant.

46. Spend wayyyy too much money on UNH apparel at the bookstore or Hayden's Sports.

47. Steal 2+ pieces of fruit from a dining hall.

48. Have the time of your life.

49. Sneak booze into graduation.

50. Graduate!

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You May Have Worn The Prom Dress With Him, But I Get To Wear The Wedding Dress

You had him in high school, but I get him for the rest of my life.
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High school seems like the best time of your life when you are in it. You think that all of your friends will be with you until the end, and that you will end up with whoever you are dating your senior year. For very few, that might just be the case. For all others, that is far from true.

You thought that you would marry your boyfriend and you thought that everything would work out how you had always imagined. I don't blame you though. He's great. You wanted everything with him, but you were just not right for him.

I wish I could say that I am sorry it didn't work out for you, but I can't. I can't because he is mine now, and I get to cherish him forever. You didn't do that right, and you were not meant to be together. You will find someone too, but I am happy that you were not the one for him.

Sometimes I have issues with jealousy, and I hate that you got all of the high school stuff with him. You got to go to games and support him. It kills me that I couldn't be there for him because I know I would have actually been there wholeheartedly. I would have done it out of love, not as a popularity appearance.

I hate that you got to go to all of the school dances with him. He got to see you all dressed up and probably told you how great you looked. I'm sure you did look great. Prom dresses were always fun to pick out and so colorful. It was exciting to match colors with your date. I am sure you had fun choosing his matching tux to your dress.

I find myself getting jealous, but then I stop. I am getting to match his tux with our wedding colors. I got to go dress shopping in a sea of white, and he doesn't get to know one detail about that dress yet. He will get to see me walk down the aisle and then every day forever. I get to love him forever.

I try to not get jealous of all of the things you got with him because it is all in the past. You had your time, and now I get the wedding. You got to dress up in high school, but I get to dress up for my wedding with him. He may have put a corsage on your wrist, but he will be putting the wedding ring on my finger.

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I Expected It To Have It All Together By 22 And I'm Still Far From That

What we expected and what reality actually is, are two completely different things...

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Oh our 20s, how we expected them to be so different. We expected to graduate college at 22, have a career by 23, be engaged by 24, married with a house by 25, kids by 26-28, vacationing with the family by 30, and retired by 60. We expected college to be parties and cute boys/girls. Instead, we got late nights of studying and crying after a job that barely pays for our car, food, dorm, and textbooks. We get no social life and if we do our grades suffer for it.

Our 20s were expected to be all fun but all we got were struggles and stress. I mean I don't know about you but I expected, to have it all together and I'm nearly 23 and far from it. I had all the scholarships and great grades, and I still don't have any type of degree.

Reality hits after 18. Most of us don't have the help of mom and dad anymore. We have to find our way and make a path for ourselves. Sometimes our dreams and goals have to be put on hold for that. The 20s isn't fun. It's about discovering who you are, who you want to be, and where you want to go. Some of us serve our country, some become incarcerated, some of us parents, some teachers, others cops, others travel or study abroad, some dead, some ill, other managers, others homeless, some still living home, and some even addicts.

The weird thing about your 20s is everyone is doing something different, but yet everyone is confused and comparing themselves to others. People feel if they're not doing what others are doing, in their age group then they have failed themselves. What people forget is that with life comes obstacles and sacrifice and everyone's life and situations are different. You are where you need to be right now, for you, and I think that's something to remember in your 20s.

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Another thing about your 20's is you're free to think for yourself now. No more having to follow a religion you dislike or hold back from things you love. The world is literally yours to discover and learn from. Possibilities are endless! I think your 20's are the years you create yourself to the best version of you and build the foundation for your future. Just remember, we all build at our own pace.

Signed,

The lost 22-year old that believes in you

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