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10 things you know are true if you're a downtown student

By Natalie Irwin

Back-to-back classes in different buildings will test your fast-walking abilities

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Bond to Charles, Charles to Regent… they’re so close, yet so far away. 

Finding a parking spot in front of 61 Charles Street Building is like winning the lottery

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Those spots are hot commodities. If you manage to get one, embrace it. 

Climbing the stairs of the parking garage is your cardio

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Hopefully you remember what floor you parked on. 

Every lecture is a three-hour lecture

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Pardon? Some of you have classes that are not three hours straight? Can’t relate.

Writing papers is your bread and butter

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And you wouldn’t have it any other way!

You can walk around 61 Charles Street Building all you want, a couch is never going to be available


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You and your friends can always sit in a circle on the floor, I guess?

The Union Cafe (previously known as the Tuck Shop) has consumed most of your money

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It’s the only place to eat without having to leave the building, and they have pretty good food… so here, take my money.

Your professor knows every student by name

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One of the many perks of being in a small faculty!

When you visit the North campus location, you immediately need a map

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So many buildings… so much confusion...

You know (or know you have seen) every student you meet in the halls

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Another perk of being in a small faculty; every face is a familiar face!