Whether you’re in engineering or liberal arts all Purdue students face similar troubles. Sometimes the only way to describe these feelings are with humor (or tears). Here are 10 GIFs that accurately describe what it’s actually like to be a student at Purdue University.
1. The all nighter
It’s no secret that Purdue gives students way too much work. Most of the time we get it all done, even if it means a trip to Starbucks and an all nighter.
2. Coats on coats on coats
Indiana has an intense winter and unfortunately you’ll feel this every morning walking to class. Luckily walking around looking like a marshmallow is the fashion norm for us.
3. The joy of Friday at Neon Cactus
Getting to the weekend is a huge accomplishment for most Purdue students. So much of an accomplishment you might just spend the entire weekend at Neon Cactus. No regrets.
4. The silver loop
You don’t want to walk to class, unfortunately neither does anyone else. This is what it feels like on the silver loop bus in the dead of winter.
5. PAL 3.0
Trying to get wifi is like trying to win the lottery. With a network as unreliable as PAL3.0, you might as well use the AT&T network.
6. Housing at Purdue
With so many students, finding housing at Purdue is the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. When the housing portal opens it may as well be a fight scene.
When puppies are on Memorial Mall, you run. Luckily this is often because of all the amazing clubs on campus.
8. The beloved CoRec
At the beginning of the semester the corec will be crowded. Don’t worry as people start to become less motivated to work out you will have so many great places to work out.
9. Crying, lots of it
Anyone who goes to Purdue knows how hard it is. If you haven’t cried yet, you probably should check that you are at Purdue (and not IU)
10. Boiler up, always
Even though there are a good amount of things to complain about, you can’t deny the school pride that comes with being a boilermaker.