Streaking the lawn has been a UVA tradition that has been going on for as far back as anyone can remember. In your time at UVA you may find that on a Friday night, after having one too many, you may want to participate in this beloved tradition and scratch it off your bucket-list. If that is the case, these are the 5 steps to make sure you streak the lawn successfully!
1. Strip down and keep your clothes safe
Don’t just toss your clothes somewhere and pray that they are there when you get back. Chances are, someone will move them or hide them on you. Instead, strip down and give your clothes to a friend or someone you can trust. The last thing you want is to be fully exposed running around campus post-streak.
2. Run Forrest
Run like Forrest across that lawn and hope that the boy/girl from your Bio class doesn’t see you. Take it at your own pace. The last thing you want to do is take a tumble while you’re butt naked.
3. Kiss that ass
The tradition is to run by Old Cabell, around Homer’s statue three times, and literally kiss his ass. Chances are you won’t be able to reach it, so pretending to is fine. No one has to know that you actually didn’t kiss him.
4. “Pretend” to run up the stairs
Unfortunately, the original route up the stairs has been blocked off due to work being done, but pretending too run up them counts.
5. Get dressed
You’ve done it! You have successfully participated in streaking the lawn and have made your UVA mark. Now get dressed because no one really wants to see that.
Do you have any other advice for someone who decides to go streaking the lawn at UVA!? Share in the comments below!
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Alexandra Smith is majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Creative Writing. In her free time, she enjoys running, hanging out with family friends, and roaming the world with her camera in hand.