My freshman year at Rutgers is more than halfway over, and I’ve learned quite a few things about what it means to be a Scarlet Knight. Whether it’s dealing with football games, handling school work, surviving parties, or understanding the bus system, there are definitely quite a few things you should never do at Rutgers University if you want to make it out okay.
Ratio is ridiculous at Rutgers. Unless you’re sure you’ll be getting your guy friends into a party and have tactics to sneak them in (maybe the frat house has a fence they can hop), don’t go out with them or else you’ll end up walking all over campus and then spending the night back at the dorm.
There’s always at least one person who drinks too much during the pre-game. If you’re that person, I hope you have amazing friends who are willing to be by your side the entire night. Other than that, pace yourself.
That’s an urban legend people tell themselves so they feel less bad about the inevitable fact that they’re going to skip class…
If you’re running after a bus, you’re probably already late. And if you’re probably already late, there probably isn’t another bus coming for 12 minutes so you’re going to be double late now. Just call an Uber at this point or get a coffee and try again tomorrow.
Losing is already unbearable enough. At least the alcohol numbs the pain.
When I have to go to a different campus, I have learned that they are unreliable and will ruin your life. I now try to get rides from my friends with cars or I call an Uber because I do not have the time to wait 43 minutes plus traffic delays to get to my shift that starts in 20 minutes.
Everyone is going to complain the entire time… on the way there, during the dinner, and after they’ll say they have food poisoning and it’s all your fault.
Why? Because fuck Penn State, that’s why.
If it takes you longer than 30 seconds to pee, angry girls will knock on the door telling you to hurry up (and some other mean things).
The restaurant gets pissed off and will botch your order. You wanted boneless wings? You’re getting regular wings. You wanted a chocolate milkshake? Enjoy a vanilla one instead.