5. CJ’s burgers crush all other college town burgers
When students skip the dining hall (#frequently), they cruise to CJ’s for the legendary Super Pub Burgers. Notable combos include the 4 Horseman (with four cheeses, get it?) and Da’ Boss (topped with fries, o-rings, BBQ sauce, and jalapeño cheddar cheese sauce). Pro tip: upgrade your patty to the 20oz Famous Golden Domer. Take that, Triple XXX.
6. South Bend is in a movie
And that movie, of course, is Rudy. C’mon… you know you love “feel-good” sports flicks about plucky underdogs. (Cue slow clap and name chant.) Until Hollywood makes a biopic about Griese or Brees, Purdue and West Lafayette are S.O.L.
7. The Linebacker Lounge has no equal
By day, the ‘Backer is a townie bar with a mean pork tenderloin sandwich. By night, it’s the last call destination of choice for all Domers. Guzzle a lethal Long Island (their signature drink) and group sing/sway to "American Pie", "Piano Man", and "Oh, What A Night". Bonus: it’s within stumbling distance from campus.