College

Urban legends and folklore about academia, campus life, and the college experience.

For many of us the college experience is our first encounter with urban legends. Young men and women living away from home for the first time are particularly susceptible to legends that play on the unease and fear of life in a strange, new environment among unfamiliar surroundings. College life (especially in fraternities) is filled with legendary tales of pranks and debauchery — some true, some not. Students often have to deal with university administrators and their bewildering array of rules and regulations, and with instructors to whom they may be nothing more than names on a roll sheet — all of them at times frustratingly arbitrary and uncaring. And, of course, students are always trying to come up with new ways of cheating and outsmarting their instructors (and sometimes vice-versa).
Administration Administration
Strange and unusual rules and regulations.
Homework Legends Homework Legends
The joy of homework.
Embarrassments Embarrassments
Embarrassments and assorted faux pas.
Campus Horrors Campus Horrors
Higher learning is a scream.
Examination Scams Exam Scams
Cheating students and sadistic professors.
Medical School Grotesqueries Medical School
Doctor in the charnel house.
These Hallowed Halls These Hallowed Halls
Of college buildings.
Pranks Pranks
Collegiate pranks and hijinks.
Risqué Business Risqué Business
Sex and the single co-ed.
 

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