The Struggle is Real: 18 Problems Only U of L Students Understand

 

Trying to eat at Einstein Bros Bagels, ever

Wait in line for 15 minutes only to find that they’re out of the first, second and third thing you wanted to order.  Enjoy being late to class with the Garlic bagel you’re going to have to settle on for breakfast.

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Old Louisville

Do you like your car and apartment being broken into and living next door to sketchy people with a below-average number of teeth? Do I have the place for you!

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JCTC be like, “Sure, this credit will transfer.”

SPOILER ALERT: it doesn’t.

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No Paparazzi, Please

It’s great and exciting that our school is doing so many big things that seem to demand an almost-constant media presence, but when it seems like you can hardly walk to class without doing the walk-of-shame through the background of a shot wearing PJ pants with wet hair, it becomes problematic. Now everyone who watches the evening news is going to know what you were up to last night.

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The Floods

Always with the floods.

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Campus Life When You’re Not a Sports Fan

Okay, I decided I could deal with the Greeks today and decided to brave the SAC… only to walk into a pep rally? Do colleges even DO that? I’m just sitting here trying to eat my Chick-fil-A (hold the politics) and there’s half of the marching band and some guy with a megaphone serenading me with the fight song.

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No Red Bull

Seriously? You mean I have to walk like FIVE MINUTES off campus to “get some wings”? Where are the girls with the Red Bull jet packs when you need them?

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Fruit and Cheese Cups

I love cheese just as much as the next person (probably more) but like… how are you going to serve fruit and cheese without any wine? What a tease.

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The SAC is so Greek they should just call it the Parthenon

You’re not going to be able to have your lunch without a side of douchebags in bow ties, boat shoes and plastic 80s dayglo sunglasses with straps. If it’s rush week, you may want to consider skipping lunch altogether.

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The 1st Street parking shift change

If you’ve ever had an afternoon or night class, you know what I’m talking about. That magical window of time between 2:20 and 2:40 when Manual kids are leaving for the day is your ticket to free, proximal parking. If you don’t beat the rush you’re SOL.

“Non-traditional students” in the library

Yeah, it is totally not distracting that you’ve been reading your entire assignment out loud.

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“Traditional students” in the library

Yeah, it is totally not distracting that you’ve spent the past half hour talking to your “sister” about how you got so totally wasted last weekend.

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Being a Commuter Student

You’ve probably lived in Louisville at least most of your life, if not all of it — chances are you still live with your parents, you went to high school with 40% of your classmates… not exactly the college experience portrayed on Animal House.

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Being a Non-Commuter Student

You moved to the big city looking for a brave new world and were so excited to meet new people!  …and every single one of them have known each other for 18 years. It sure is lonely on the outside.

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Slim Pickin’s for Watering Holes

20,000+ students and the nearest bar can barely accommodate 50 people? What the heck?

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Traffic Jams at Eastern Parkway and Third Street

Every once in a blue moon there’s that truck driver who doesn’t believe the laws of physics apply to them. Yeah, you know, if your trailer is taller than the clearance, you’re probably going to get stuck. D’oh!

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Deciphering the Secret of the Shuttles

There is a strategy about when to board the shuttle to get the quickest ride back to the parking lot at Papa John’s stadium. If you go to the right stop, you board immediately. If you go to the wrong stop, four shuttles will pass you by until one reluctantly opens its doors for you. You’re on your own, kid. If you figure it out, you deserve priority seating.

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Our Mascot is a Bird with Teeth

I mean… really?

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