I Wish They All Could Be Carolina Girls! 23 Things Only UNC Students Can Truly Understand

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a university with a lot of "firsts" on its resume. It's biggest first? UNC was the first university in the nation to open to the public in 1795 — less than 20 years after the nation even officially became a nation. UNC is also one of the original eight Public Ivy schools, and its radio station, WXYC, was the first station in the world to broadcast internet radio.

But the "first" that is probably nearest and dearest to UNC students? Being a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference — for a very particular sport. Because the only thing UNC students take more pride in than academics, is basketball. And with an internationally-recognized team, how could we not?

But we're so much more than just basketball. We're late nights at The Library (no, I'm not talking about the UL or Davis) and spring afternoons on the quad. We're yoga in the Ackland and burgers at Sutton's. We're dance marathons and kvetches; blue cups and sweet-potato tots. We're Tar-Heel born and Tar-Heel bred.

Whether you're at UNC now, or have already graduated, you know what I'm talking about. Here are 23 other things only we UNC students can truly understand.

you know that Bricks can cause Your Life To Flash Before Your Eyes

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Because the only thing worse than tripping on them was slipping on them.

and that THE RELIEF OF LEAVING CRAIGE, HOJO, OR EHAUS is real

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Or the relief of never having to live in one of these freshman hell-holes in the first place.

you know LATE NIGHT AT RAMS iS Where It's At

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Because the best kind of cereal is midnight cereal.

and You've Experienced THE LONGEST WATER FOUNTAIN LINE EVER

But if it brings good grades, it's totally worth it. Right?

CONNECT CAROLINA Has Screwed Over Your Schedule

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Unless you were a humanities major. Then maybe you could get into classes you actually needed.

You'll Spend the Rest of Your Life Craving BLT sandwiches from Merritt's

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Double is classic, but if you're serious, you'll get a triple. Sourdough, of course.

Between Topo, Yopo, The SRC, UL, and Others, You're Down With The Abbrevs

You know not to take the Pit Preachers Seriously...

"You kids don't have God, but at least you guys have each other here at Homo Hill."

...and that the Pit Is The Place To Be

Simultaneously the best and worst meeting place on campus.

you know that Everything pretty much Shuts Down during basketball season

And That this Man Is The Most Exciting Person you can See On Campus

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He always has an entourage.

You've Attended a Hipster Concert At Cat's Cradle

And Maybe Even Ventured Into Other Parts of Carrboro As Well

Organic food and bicycles everywhere.

You Have MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT The STREAKERS

And maybe even considered being one...

and The Squirrels, Man!

These campus creatures give zero fucks. They aren't afraid of you.

You Know THERE IS NOTHING BETTER TO EAT AT 2 A.M. THAN BSKIS

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Especially an AK Ski. Especially if you're drunk.

and that Riding the P2P After Midnight is Always An Experience

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The sketchiest yet funniest bus rides you'll ever have.

You Know HOW TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN

On Franklin Street. With 80,000 other people.

And any sports-game win (Especially Basketball)

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On Franklin Street. With 80,000 other people.

obviously, CAROLINA GIRLS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD

Would General Johnson lie?

want to hear a good joke? duke.

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Sorry for the unrequited level of hate, NC State. But when there's a Wikipedia page and awards given to the rivalry, you know it's true.

most of all, you're proud to be On Top

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because Even The President Loves UNC

"I am just a sucker for the Tar Heels." So are we, Obama, so are we.

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