You know you’re a Badger when…


My Digital Marketing class crowd-sourced this list.  What would you add? Tell us in the comments.

[Fill in the blank] You know you’re a Badger when _______________________________.

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Photo by UW-Madison, University Communications
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

  1. You’ve put your arms around strangers and sang Varsity on game day.

  2. You’ve risked being late to an exam so you could detour to rub Abe’s foot for good luck.

  3. You can’t wake up for a 9:30 class, but you have no problem getting up at 7:00 on gameday.

  4. Half of your laundry load always consists of the color red.

  5. You wake up to the sound of “Jump Around” on Game Day.

  6. You go to the KK and Chasers every weekend.

  7. When you sing “Sweet Caroline” at every social gathering.

  8. You are traveling somewhere and you recognize someone wearing badger gear and immediately become great friends.

  9. You high five strangers in the airport wearing Badger gear.

  10. You become overwhelmingly excited when “Jump Around” comes on.

  11. When deep fried cheese curds are a staple in your diet.

  12. You’ve contemplated invited Bucky to your wedding someday.

  13. You don’t know the meaning of turn down.

  14. You’ve pulled an all-nighter at College.

  15. You’ve gotten lost in humanities.

  16. You work hard and play hard.

  17. The Terrace is your happy place.

  18. When you have a Wisconsin W gibbet on your Crocs.

158 responses to “You know you’re a Badger when…”

  1. You’ve gone to a bonfire at picnic point

    You go to the farmer’s market every Saturday when it is outdoors

    You have to plan when you go to the serf, otherwise it gets way too crowded

    The 80 is never on time

  2. You look forward to Welcome Week each year for free meals for the first couple of weeks of Fall semester.

  3. when you’ve eaten giant pancakes at Mickey’s on game day despite the wait because you just have to.

  4. You have extra meals on the weekends and they include Ian’s, Qdoba, or Paul’s Pelmeni

  5. You know what it’s like to take over State Street celebrating the win of a basketball game.

  6. You know your a Badger when you sing Varsity and wear red even though you never went to school at UW Madison.

  7. Your go-to brunch spot is the sunroom

    If you need something to wear before going out, you go to state street and have no problem picking something out from urban etc…

  8. You somehow make it to class (and out on the weekends), even when walking in 3 feet of snow and blistering cold conditions

  9. when you go to a different city and do not understand why it takes longer than 5 minutes to have Jimmy johns delivered

  10. you know you are a badger when you have to go thru eight construction projects to get to Camp Randall.

  11. You take shifts with your friends to save the prime spots at College Library during midterm and exam season.

  12. You skip classes to study for other classes. And then skip the other classes to study for the first class.

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