THINGS PEOPLE SAY AT SMALL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES

  1. Everyone: "I'm from just outside of Boston."
  2. Almost everyone: "Oh my goodness, did you know Hayes from Deerfield or Cecilia from St. Paul's?"
  3. Brochure: "You will have lots of classes outside on the quad."
    This in fact will only happen once during your time at college, partially because it is only warm for the first 3 weeks and last 3 weeks of school.
  4. Upperclassmen to younger classmen: "It is really cool if you can figure out how to spend the night in a tent at L.L. Bean."
    This probably mostly applies to students from Bowdoin, Colby, and Bates. Tip: this supposedly works if you bake cookies for the L.L. Bean staff.