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You know you are a Korbel student when…


Graduation time is just around the corner for several of my friends, and in honor of them, I thought it was high time to reminisce about our lives as Josef Korbel School of International Studies students.  Okay, I say “our,” but I’m actually not graduating until November.  Too much skiing this winter.  I’m kidding.  I started a quarter late so I am graduating a quarter late.  Anyway, Korbel students share some very special experiences together.  Like our beautiful building.  DU apparently doesn’t care enough about us to put copper on our roof.

You know you are a Korbel student when…

You would be lost without Susan Rivera who magically saves your life every three months during registration when 200 people fight for 17 slots in one class.

You hate when you have a class in 218, 219 or 310.  Basically any room that is not the Sie Center or the “No man is an island” room is unacceptable.

Sie Center, holler

You strategically choose to attend movies and speakers based on which events are serving the best refreshments.  Pizza is always a safe choice.

Mmmm…put it on the pizza.

You’re on a first name basis with the bartenders at The Pio.  And you swear by the queso.

I admit it, I love The Pio.

You have had food delivered to you at Penrose Library during finals week.  Speaking of Penrose, you also hate the DU undergrads who seem to think Penrose is a great place to socialize.

Beautiful Penrose.

You arrive at Korbel Prom when the doors open in order to take advantage of the open bar.

Grad school prom.

You have mastered the art of writing a 20 page paper in a 24-hour time period.

You laugh when people ask you what books you have read lately.

Oh hey journal articles.

You burn through your entire Pioneer card funds printing off the readings for your classes for one week.

You were excited when Penrose Library announced its new 24 hour schedule.

Best news ever!  Oh wait.

And finally, you are surrounded by worldly, intelligent and amazing people.  Sorry to get mushy friends.

Amazing Korbs friends.

In conclusion, it’s been real.  And I would be even more excited for my final quarter if Korbs could get around to turning on the air conditioning.  Just saying.  It’s hot.


Author: paulamahla

Typical Colorado girl that can't make up her mind. Trail running, hiking, climbing, camping, CrossFit, ultimate frisbee, and skiing? E, all of the above.

2 thoughts on “You know you are a Korbel student when…

  1. Well done! You nailed the Korbel experience. 🙂

  2. opened all the doors in the sie center two days ago with rocks and got a strong breeze going. it was ~:{*hEaVeN*~:}

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