1) The North Face exchange program that every late-night bar and club runs.
2) Trudging 20 minutes through two foot high snow to your 8 AM class before finding the handwritten note that your teacher left because apparently email doesn’t work in the snow.
3) Keystone Light (or the fabled Keystone red for those Red v. Blue games)
4) “The city” means Syracuse or something because there’s no way to get yourself from your little picturesque rural town to NYC.
5) Explaining to everyone that no, actually you’re way further north than Westchester.
6) Billy Fuccillo’s auto mart (it’s huge).
7) Getting drunk on a golf course.
8) One-sided rivalries (I’m looking at you, Colgate).
9) Imported Canadian hockey players.
10) Hockey games that are better attended than football games.
11) Judging people based on what SUNY they went to.
12) Getting ice spikes for your shoes in your freshman orientation kit.
13) The three beer shield (the five beer shield on Halloween).
14) People sunbathing in 45 degree weather.
15) Late night Walmart runs.
16) All the European cities on your drive to school.
18) Art centers apparently lifted from a Michael Bay Soviet dystopia.
19) Cafeteria tray sledding.
(would you believe I couldn’t find a good free image of a cafeteria tray?)
20) The crazy strong sense of camaraderie you get from spending your college years huddled in a dorm with your closest friends, watching the snow fall outside and realizing this is as good as it gets.
Did I miss anything? Share yours!