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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

Disclaimer: Please read with caution.  This article is meant to be a funny satire.  The opinions expressed in this article do not reflect the authors’ or Her Campus BC’s feelings towards or positions on any of the topics covered below. Thank you for your understanding.

I strongly feel as though BC students have their own form of interaction and state of being that requires them to partake in a certain kind of etiquette, if you will.  There most certainly exists an informal set of rules that BC students abide by, and I thought I would outline some of my favorites for you.

BC students MUST…

Compete about how much work they have with everyone around them.  But actually, I have seven papers, four projects, a midterm, Arrupe meetings, and two tours this week.  I’m going to be in the library 28 hours a day, so I probably won’t see you for two weeks.  

Complain or be overly obnoxious about housing. 
YEAH 8-MAN.  Okay, woohoo 4-man!  9- or 6-man…?  Welp, CoRo is fine too.  
Everyone else:  Vandy fo lyfe.

Leave their trash all over the tables in Lower.  Why make that extra trip to the trash can when you can just leave your food residue on the table for the next lucky guest? 

Brag about how much they party.  I’m sure that wandering around the Mods in the snow was the absolute best part of the weekend.

Receive 25 Professors and Pastries emails a day.  They just make me warm and fuzzy inside.

Eat a Chobani every day.  Oh wait…every BC girl’s nightmare come true – no more Chobani.  What’s next, we can’t wear lululemons to the Plex? 

Wear Boston College gear while on campus.  Yeah, we love to show our pride to all the other people who attend the exact same school.

Hog table space in the dining halls.  It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and having that precious spot in Hillside is definitely worth sacrificing a friendship over.

Take the Maloney elevators down from the second floor.  Seriously?

So, if you look out for these subtle, yet powerful actions on campus, you will find there is a whole subculture of students following the BC etiquette.


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I am a Political Science major and Women's and Gender Studies minor at Boston College. I am an RA on campus and am involved in the Student Admissions Program. Since I am from Florida, I can legitimately say that I love long walks on the beach. I also love getting lost in a world fabricated by a novel, there is honestly nothing better. 
Kelsey Damassa is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in Communications and English. She is a native of Connecticut and frequents New York City like it is her job. On campus, she is the Campus Correspondent for the Boston College branch of Her Campus. She also teaches group fitness classes at the campus gym (both Spinning and Pump It Up!) and is an avid runner. She has run five half-marathons as well as the Boston Marathon. In her free time, Kelsey loves to bake (cupcakes anyone?), watch Disney movies, exercise, read any kind of novel with a Starbucks latte in hand, and watch endless episodes of "Friends" or "30 Rock."