Found this UMass Bucket List at Magen's Blog of 25 things you should have done before you graduated from UMass. Since it's all said and done, I thought I'd reflect on if my college years lived up to any of these achievements:
[check] 1. Take a joke class.
I think my first semester "Insects and Human Society" course covers this genre.
2. Take a Five College course.
I always sort of wanted to (you can take a course at any of the Five Colleges in the Amherst area) but the commute (10 mins tops) always seemed to hectic built into an already busy schedule.
[check] 3. Eat at the diner between the hours of 2 a.m. And 6 a.m.
The Route 9 Diner was a typical hangout for my friends and I.
[check] 4. Eat every variety of Wing.
I usually stuck with honey barbecue, but after smelling Courtney's breath after the night she had the garlic flavor, I can say I got a taste of each variety...
[check] 5. Eat at that place you’d always meant to go to.
One of the last weeks of senior year I FINALLY ate at the small hole in the wall Korean restaurant I had always wanted to go to on Route 9.
6. Drink with a professor.
I don't think I'd have wanted to...
[check] 7. Go abroad.
I went abroad between sophomore and junior year (I took a year off) but not thought a program at UMass. But I think that's technically the same.
8. Be the upperclassman with the good alcohol.
Does $3 bottles of wine count? Or $10 handles of Rubinoff? Negative.
[check] 9. Use UMass paraphernalia for drinking.
I know I took some shots from various UMass glasses.
[check] 10. Utilize the library.
I worked there for two years at the tutoring center, although I rarely studied there.
[check] 11. Watch each residential area live up to its reputation.
Well I did have an Asian roommate that one year I lived in Northeast. Check.
[check] 12. Tailgate.
13. Collect 10 free t-shirts
I was never early enough to the sporting events for one...
[check] 14. Write something for The Collegian.
I wrote a handful of news articles as a reporter junior/senior year. And who can forget my scathing editorial about people who bashed the Beijing Olympics!
[check] 15. Party in each residential area.
16. Do something funny with a Halloween lobster.
I always just ate mine... (they always served lobster at the Dining Halls on Halloween night)
17. Ride the Zamboni.
[check] 18. Sing the Fuck ‘em up, Fuck ‘em up, go UMass song.
[check] 19. Get an on-campus job that pays you to do your homework.
That is all I did because no one came in for history tutoring!
[check] 20. Don’t do the readings, but still crush a class.
I'd say I only read for about 10% of my classes and still got A's in the rest.
[check] 21. Sled down Orchard Hill.
Never forget Snow Day '05
[check] 22. Sneak tomorrow’s dinner out of the Dining Commons.
I sneaked out bowls, silverware, trays, food, you name it!
23. Bake a funfetti cake for no reason.
[check] 24. Roadtrip.
Sophomore year spring break roadtrip to Montreal!
[check] 25. Watch the Walk of Shame and contemplate your place in the world.
I'm checking this off since I myself never did it, but I've sent a few people on a morning walk of shame.
Hmm...I've completed 17/25 of these things. I'm satisfied with my college years :)