15 important tips for incoming Baylor freshmen
Each year, new Baylor students get lots of good advice from their classmates and those who have gone before them — suggestions on how to adjust to college life, how to succeed academically, etc. (We’ve shared such advice from alumni and recent graduates in the past on this very blog.)
But there are also things every new Bear should know that you won’t find in the orientation handouts. Here are 15 such tips for Baylor freshmen and transfers:
1. Do not disparage Dr Pepper.
2. Green and Gold is a way of life. Wear Green. Wear Gold. Other colors are inferior.
3. It is not “Yayyyyyy, Sic ‘Em, Bears.” Learn to do it right.
4. Ms. Mei is a Baylor National Treasure.
5. Sing is a way of life for months. Respect the way of life.
6. Other Homecomings are pale substitutes for the original.
7. That random craving at 3 p.m. on Tuesday isn’t random. You need a Dr Pepper float. Follow that craving.
8. Our mascot can eat your mascot. True story.
9. A Line Jersey is a sacred thing.
10. The Bear Trail is not for the meek.
11. A hammock might as well be on the requirements list at the bookstore.
12. Common Grounds is better than Central Perk (we said it).
13. Chip & Jo aren’t celebrities we watch on TV; they’re family.
14. Biking through Cameron Park = FUN FOR EVERYONE. Mountain biking in Cameron Park = OLYMPIC TRAINING REQUIRED.
15. Last but not least, “That Good Old Baylor Line” is not just a line in the Alma Mater; it’s the connection between you, the thousands of Bears who have come before you, and the countless others who will follow in your footsteps.
Sic ’em (and welcome), new Baylor students!