Drum roll … Here’s another one of our wacky and zany top ten lists. How about “10 Crazy Things You Could Do on a College Campus But Probably Shouldn’t Try” or, to put it on a more academic note, how about “10 Alternative Purposes for a College Campus.”
You’ve always associated with college with long lectures, boring teachers, and textbooks filled with minuscule print. The towering brick building is filled with classrooms where you’ve spent hours on end trying to focus on the current class and not all the projects you have to work on for your other classes. Of course, if you’re like the average students, your mind starts wandering freely about halfway through class. You think about playing paintball in the hallways of a classroom building at night, sliding down the curving banisters in the library, and diving into the fountain pool. Keep your thinking gears turning! Because we’ve got the top ten wacky and crazy ideas coming. Here are some crazy ways to put that college campus to work for you:
1. Bungee Jumping
Hook bungee cords to all of the tallest buildings on campus and get ready to jump off and hang on. If you’re in an extremely daring mood, try swinging from one cord to another and making your way around campus. (Disclaimer: My lawyer wanted me to add three pages of fine print to the end of this blog post. Basically, if you’re crazy enough to try any of these ideas – or any other ideas I blog about – you’re crazy enough to know you’re the only one responsible. So no pointing the thumb at me!)
2. Drag Racing
Cone off the main roads and get together all the people with the fastest sports cars. Line up and see how fast everyone can go. You know you’ve always wanted to burn out on the pavement without the campus police catching up to you.
3. Massive Paintball War
Turn several buildings on campus into areas to hide and run around with paintball guns. Duck behind the president’s desk, participate in a shootout in a science lab as you watch test tubes shatter everywhere, or run around the main auditorium gunning down the other team.
4. Food Fight
Ask the dining hall staff to save food they would normally throw away. Bag up tomatoes, jello, soup, and any other food that makes for messy projectiles. Line up two teams inside the dining hall and set up tables and chairs as barricades. Then, fire away!! Just don’t wear your favorite shirt like I did.
5. Fountain Diving
Make a big splash all over campus! Pull on your swim trunks and goggles and get ready to dive into every single fountain on campus! Maybe even make a relay race out of the event. You might want to pick a warm day for this activity. Believe me, it’s no fun at 17 degrees!
6. Building Climbing
Get together a bunch of climbing gear—rappelling hooks, ropes, harnesses, and of course Clif bars to replenish your carb needs. Scale your way up the tallest buildings around campus. And, if you’re up for the risk and the fun, try climbing up a few brick walls without any tools. You may have to sign a liability form before attempting said crazy act, however.
Rent a few wild animals from the local zoo for a day. Let them roam free around campus for a true safari experience. This could even make a very valuable social experiment for a psychology class. Who wouldn’t enjoy driving in for class and seeing a lion in the road roaring and shaking its mane? Or a monkey jumping on top of the car and pounding on the window?
8. Movie Theater
Plan to project the latest movies on big screens in all of your college’s largest auditoriums. Let people take a break from classes for a day to watch their favorite movies. Lord of the Rings marathon, anyone?
9. Reality Show
Instead of just watching a show, your college campus could actually be a show. Surely a few teachers are quirky enough to provide entertainment on a reality show. Cameras could follow you around from class to class and back to your dorm at night. Now if only you could get some kind of grade bonus for submitting to a project like this.
10. Plain Old, Boring School
Sigh…that’s why you’re in college. To get an education, to graduate, and to hopefully find a job. So focus back on that lecture, and stop daydreaming, at least until class finishes.
Dudes, thanks again for taking part in yet another College Top Ten List! And, as always, keep those comments coming. If you’ve got a brainier or crazier idea than the ones we’re scraping our brain cells to come up with, please jot it down and leave it for us in electronic bloggin’ comment form. We love the feedback and we live for it! And, don’t forget to use our college search feature if you haven’t yet fun the blastiest, craziest college yet to surf on.