1. You have campus wide library board game nights.
You know it’s a bumpin’ Friday night when the students at MNU gather in the library to play some board games and have a terrific time. I’ve never been, but I hear it gets pretty crazy.
2. You pay $15 for a campus flower.
If Campus Security catches you picking a flower for your significant other, expect to pay at least a $15 fine for that quality tulip. They should probably just open up a floral shop on campus.
3. Saying “I’ll pray about it and let you know” could very well just be a nicer way of saying “no.”
Some people have a hard time saying no… or maybe they really do like to pray about things before they turn you down. You’ll probably never know.
4. The joke “Ring by Spring” isn’t actually a joke.
That awkward moment when you show up to MNU as a freshman and think it’s funny that everyone jokes about getting their MRS degree, only to find out that it’s not a joke. Then the flowers bloom and all these rings start showing up.
5. Applebee’s and Starbucks are extensions of the campus.
I heard they’re actually going to start offering classes at Starbucks since all the students are already there anyway. Also, I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing that all the waiters at Applebee’s consider me their friend. Hugging your waiter shouldn’t be normal.
6. You leave lunch with a backpack full of fruit and bread.
Doing grocery shopping in Campus Center isn’t a bad idea. Just make sure you don’t get caught.
7. Your professors add you on Facebook and Instagram.
For most colleges, probably weird. For MNU, definitely normal.
8. You have a mall on campus.
Not a shopping mall, just a really green patch of grass. Looks nice, though.
9. There are more squirrels on campus than people.
Watch out. They own this place and they’re not afraid to show it.
10. People know who you’re dating before you even do.
If two people of the opposite gender are seen hanging out on more than on occasion, they are dating. And they don’t have a choice… unless they want to set 500 people straight that they’re “just friends.”
11. Sometime it’s hard to “keep your eyes open” at Chapel.
The community benediction goes something like this…
Keep your eyes closed, hold tight to your phones, give it all your time, be with your boyfriend, and cram without stopping.
Something like that.
12. You get mad at your neighbors for blasting worship music late at night.
“I know it’s past quiet hours and you’re trying to worship Jesus, but I’m trying to sleep… so…”
13. Everything is about community, even the bathrooms.
It’s a joy to live life with people in community, but the line must be drawn somewhere. Please don’t feel the need to ask me how my day is when I’m showering.