As the Dakota Days weekend descends upon the University of South Dakota, it can pay off to listen to those who have been around campus for a while. Helpful pointers can make this homecoming a safe and memorable one. Read up on some of The Volante’s tips on how to survive and thrive during D-Days 2014.
1. Show your school spirit
Yell, “Happy D-Days!” in response to the stranger who first said it to you. Stock up on Coyote gear now while you’re in school and don’t wait until you’re a senior.
2. Get out and about
D-Days comes but once a year so attend all the university activities you can, especially the game, and make it a point to stay the whole time.
3. Stay safe
Take the precautions necessary for the adventures you choose to embark on. Carry bandages and disinfectant wipes, just in case.
4. Go to class
Even if you’re tired, muster up the motivation to make it to that dreaded 9 a.m. class or Friday afternoon lecture
5. Have fun
Have the time of your life while you can but don’t forget some things are better left to the imagination.
1. Support the rival
The University of Northern Iowa’s school colors are purple and yellow. Avoid these colors at all costs.
2. Be a hermit
Any other day of the year, feel free to stay cooped up and watch Netflix by yourself, alone. But not this week.
3. Drink and drive
Have common sense. Have a friend who will be responsible and a designated driver.
4. Be stupid
This means streaking and yelling at police officers is out of the picture. On another note, if a person is carrying a backpack at night, there’s no question what could potentially be inside.
5. Get too crazy
Know your limit and try not to do anything you’ll regret later.