Freshmen, start scratching these 21 things off the official NYU bucket list
Some will be easy, some will be hard and others will most definitely be inevitable
Here you come fresh and rosy cheeked freshman eager to do some readin' and writin' with perhaps one of the most inspiring cities in the country as the backdrop. It will be a year of firsts. Some good and exciting, but others might be puking-over-the-edge-of-a-nasty-toilet downright bad. We have amassed a relatively complete list of all the things you should —or unavoidably will accomplish—do as a freshman at the university that is one and of the city.
Eat 3am pizza (Joe's on 14th street is a definite favorite)
Read at least one of the books on the course list.
Maybe even two, if you're feeling adventurous.
Squish a cockroach scuttering across your dorm room floor.
How cute, you think you won't ever have to deal with one
Jump in the Washington Square Fountain when it gets too flipping hot
…or when you lose your mind around midterms.
Attend a protest
It's a New Yorker's right of passage.
Use one of the dreaded exam blue books
Go to Bar None or Durdens and drink cheap beer
If you're lucky, it might even be chilled!
See a puking Santa Clause in a gutter outside of Bar None
Your parents were wrong — Santa is real, and he's puking on your roommate's heels.
Interact with Greek life in some way
Rush if you want to pay for your friends or just tag along with a roommate to a frat party.
Join a club or two
Club life isn't too community building based at NYU…but there's a cheese club and who needs friends when you have free cheese?
Wash your sheets once or twice this year
Let's not be nasty.
Get food poisoning from Weinstein or Third North
Coming out the front or back door, it still counts!
Get cultured at a museum
The Whitney Museum is only a twenty minute walk away.
Gain a wee bit of beer weight
Or pizza weight…or ice cream weight. If you don't gain the freshman 15, you're doing it wrong.
Observe one of the majestic creatures of ye 'old subway tracks
AKA the rats.
You may do this more than once, so remember to always have your phone fully charged.
Get absolutely wasted on a thirsty Thursday
…and face the consequences the morning after.
Have a picnic in Washington Square Park
And bring one of those fat, cheap bottles of white wine.
Become —or see— a Bobst grimlin
A bobst grimlin is a peculiar being that never leaves the library, never showers and only eats via Seamless.
Attend the Campus Cash Fair in September
But just for the free food.
Discover something about yourself
Maybe you realize you're a heavy-weight drinker, or maybe you discover you want to major in engineering instead of English, and maybe, just maybe you discover that you're in love with this crazy old city.