Let’s be real. UVA has loads of insiders that make being a student a #nextlevel experience. With so many campus-specific quirks, how can one really tell a Wahoo from a nah-Hoo outside of the ‘ville? The list goes on and on, but take a look at a few ways to be sure you’ve spotted that UVA alumnus.
1. They use the weirdest slang
Normal people use “freshman” and “sophomore” to talk about grade levels, while UVA grads literally only understand “first-year” and “second-year.” Also, if you don’t refer to the area as “grounds,” you’re wasting your time. “They chuckle when someone uses the word ‘campus’,” third-year student Julia Hieser said. The real zinger is the constant reference to the deceased school founder, Thomas Jefferson, as “TJ.” The bookstore should really make bracelets that say, “WWTJD?”