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If there’s one thing we're certain about in 2020, it’s that everything is uncertain. Just ask any corporate advertisement ever (watch this video for a laugh). 

New announcements about fall at UNC are coming out every day, and it seems like many of our favorite campus activities are being postponed, moved online, or even cancelled altogether. Many universities are cancelling athletics too, meaning we’re likely to miss our favorite tailgates and homecoming in Chapel Hill.  

Current Tar Heels may miss out on many of the things we loved about our UNC experience. But in the midst of these unfortunate cancellations, we suggest looking back on better days. In remembering our traditions, we reassure ourselves that someday they will return, for us and future generations of Tar Heels to enjoy.  

We’d like to remind you of 4 traditions that made coming back to campus feel like coming home. 

Drink from the Old Well on FDOC: legend has it that if you drink from the Old Well on FDOC, you will receive a 4.0 that semester. Plus, sometimes there's people giving out freebies if you head over in the morning! 

Go to hell Duke: Now, if you read the Alma Mater, it ends with "ra, ra, Carolina," but that's nonsense. There's not a single fan or student who ends it that way. You always, always, always yell "go to hell Duke" at the end. Always, without fail. Yell extra loud if we just beat them! 

Halloween on Franklin: By the time you arrive every fall, people will already be talking about their Halloween costumes. Halloween on Franklin Street is no joke-people take it very seriously, including the local police. They shut down the road for a few hours for people to roam the streets and show off the very best costumes. Prepare to have your mind blown. 

Late Night at Lenoir: For one or two days every exam week, late night moves to Lenoir instead of Ram's Head (Chase). You can expect breakfast cereal mascots, actually good food, a DJ who plays too loud, and an ENTIRE CANDY/SWEETS BAR. Expect the line to be out the door, so come early or extra late.