Knock ‘em Dead: The Tiger Bucket List
Before you graduate, try to complete as many items as you can to earn your Tiger stripes.
1. Explore your wild side at a Tiger Escape, which is organized by the Baun Fitness Center. Past events include zip-lining through Redwood trees and hikes in Yosemite National Park.
2. Display your Tiger pride by cheering for the orange and black at as many of Pacific’s sporting events as you can.
3. Climb the 36. ft. rock wall in the Baun Fitness Center, as Pacific’s website notes.
4. Watch Pacific’s Conservatory perform in Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
5. Become an active member of a student organization on campus. There are a variety of interest-based clubs, academic and religious organizations, and professional and social fraternities you can join.
6. Stretch your paws at a TigerX class. Try something new, such as yoga or cycling.
7. Attend as many Homecoming events as you can this year, especially the parade on the Miracle Mile. This annual event features a 5k Tiger Dash, wine tasting, Midnight Mania basketball, Lip Sync and more! Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Homecoming is from Friday, Oct. 17-19.
8. Dance all night at a themed party hosted by a Greek organization or at Pacific’s annual Block Party. Do not miss the Block Party this Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.!
9. Find your go-to spot to study in the library. Be sure to explore the library too, such as the Holt-Atherton Special Collections, which is located in the basement. It is home to most of John Muir’s papers, as well as historical artifacts.
10. Receive an escort by the university’s STRIPE service, so you do not have to navigate the campus in fear, or in high heels, at night. They operate daily between 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and can be reached at (209) 598-2546.
11. Cook a meal with fresh produce from the Ted and Chris Robb Garden, which is located between the Geosciences and Communication Building. According to Pacific’s website, you can choose from tomatoes, peppers, basil, eggplant, flowers and more. They are available for purchase during Robb Garden Days, which are held on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.
12. Take a class that really interests you, even if it does not count towards anything. It may lead you to change your major.
13. Find professors who inspire you, and keep in touch with them after graduation.
14. Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at Pacific’s annual Holiday ROAR on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 4-7 p.m. in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom. There will be music, comfort food, a tree-lighting ceremony and an ugly sweater contest, informs Pacific’s website.
15. Watch one of the several productions the Theatre Department puts on each year. Do not miss your chance to witness a professional production for a fraction of the price!
16. Get a drink in The Lair once you hit the age of 21.
17. Paint the rock. Spray painting a “graffiti rock” after midnight is a time-honored tradition of many Greek organizations and clubs at Pacific, and both rocks can be found outside of the Anderson and Baun Halls. Just be sure to exclude any offensive or profane content.
18. Write for The Pacifican. Report on the events you attend on campus, or present your arguments on a controversial issue in our weekly Black vs. Orange. You might not get another chance to publish your thoughts in both print and online.
19. Join a RecSport. You will be able to experience the competition and excitement of a sport without the immense pressure to win. Choose from a variety of sports; for example, sand volleyball, flag football, softball, indoor soccer, three on three basketball, table tennis and ultimate Frisbee. The events are designed to accomodate your individual skill level, reports Pacific’s website.
20. Graduate! Amidst your undergraduate adventures, it can be easy to forget why you are here. Make sure you apply for graduation, so you can walk across the stage in victory.
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