Now that colleges are swarming with new and returning students for fall, our team has been reflecting on our own years on campus. While we all came from a wide range of local colleges, liberal arts schools and universities across the country, we all agree that those years were an amazing time that made some lifelong friends, great memories and more than a few crazy stories! Read on to hear a few of our favorite college moments… and share some of your own with us!
“I went to Miami University in Oxford. On move-in day, I took all the cash that I made over the summer and ‘hid’ it somewhere in my new apt so no one would steal it while we were in and out. I was planning on opening an account at the local bank. Never found that money again until move OUT day because I’d outsmarted myself and stashed it between my mattress and box spring and totally forgot. Lots of ramen that year!” – Sadie
“Dr. Charles Harper Webb was my favorite professor of all those I had at CSULB. I loved (and still read) an anthology he edited called Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology. I highly recommend for a deep, but quick read!” – Haley
“I worked on the school paper at my California university. My choices were to write about the squirrels taking over the campus, or music and entertainment. Clearly, music won out and so began many years in the music journalism world before I came to Skechers.” – Ashley
“At the start of every school year at Boston University, we celebrated a holiday called ‘Allston Christmas.’ Named for the Boston community where most at BU lived off-campus, this was when apartment leases ended at the close of August and students rushing to move would abandon tons and tons of furniture on the sidewalk. From refrigerators to couches to televisions you could score some amazing stuff from all the rich kids graduating on to post-college life. But sometimes the joy of Allston Christmas would turn dark—like when a few days later I discovered the bed bugs in that sweet mattress I claimed… and then discovered they migrated to my brand new living room furniture as well.” – Frankie
“I had a friend who was older than me at Duke Law School and I used to attend all of the social activities and parties with her. At their graduation party, three of the law professors came up to me and congratulated me on graduating and wished me luck in my new career in law… Funny, because I wasn’t in law school, they only thought I was because I attended all of their parties… Oh, and they never congratulated my friend – Oops! :)” –Topher
“Aside from the all-you-can-eat plain cheese quesadillas at UC Santa Cruz, I think living in an apartment and using a broom to bang on the ceiling to silence the upstairs neighbors was the most vivid thing about living ‘college town life’.”
“Four-day school weeks at my college in California. Need I say more?” – Shaya
“I went to UCSB, so there was a lot of work hard, play hard. Some of my favorite memories are snapshots of college life: the basketball crowds who’d toss quesadillas onto the court in protest, dining commons food fights, dueling dorms’ 3am fire alarm evacuations, the campus crusaders who’d try to convert us to everything, from religion to new credit card debt. Gross, gross portions of pizza and crazy bread. Near-misses on people’s beater bikes as they’d cruise to class. Auditoriums of guys with their baseball caps flipped back during no-cheat exams. Making movies on shoestring budgets (one with Jack Johnson when he was a student filmmaker who ‘played a little music’). Hunger strikes, passionate politics and fierce convictions to change the world.” – Amy
On him: the Sycamore casual in Gray. On her: the Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy sneaker in White/Black.