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DBU Lingo

Here on University Hill, we often say things that only make sense to the DBU Family, so we wanted to give you a dictionary of a few common phrases that you'll need as a DBU student!

Places on Campus

Officially known as the Collins Learning Center, most students just refer to the library as “the LC.” The library, computer lab, Writing Center, and most of your classes are located here, as well as a DBU Coffeehouse location and the Daily Bread Bistro. You can find the LC on top of the hill behind the Quad.

At the center of the academic buildings on the top of the hill, the Quad is home to events all throughout the school year. Things like the Welcome Back Party, the Chili Cook-Off, and Christmas Tree Lighting all take place on the Quad. It is also a great spot to study when the weather is nice!

The Burg is what we call our gym. Home to our Patriot Basketball and Volleyball teams, the Burg is also the place where events like Spring Sing take place.

Commonly referred to as just “Piper,” this room in the Sadler Global Missions Center is a multi-purpose room, often utilized for conferences, meetings, and other events.

Housed below one row of Brownstones is home to the DBU Coffeehouse and the Union Grille and is an awesome place to study, hang out, or watch sporting events. The annual Super Bowl Watch Party as well as other events are held here.

Housed in the lower level of the Dr. William B. Dean Learning Center, the Sellar is a great place to hang out or study. Right next to the Student Life Office, the Sellar has a pool table, foosball, and ping pong, as well as TVs that are great for watching sporting events. Right outside the Sellar doors, you’ll find the Sellar Yard and the amphitheater, the location for Sellar Nights – an event that takes place every couple of months that you won’t want to miss!

Both are great locations for outdoor activities. The Old Intramural Field is located behind the Sedwick Soccer Field, while the New Intramural Field is near the Brownstones and the Union. If you hear that an event is at “the Intramural Field,” be sure to ask which one!

DBU Events

A fourth meal in the Caf Sunday-Wednesday at 9:00 PM. Late Night is the perfect time to grab a study break snack!

Pepsi Break is a time when Student Life gives out free snacks. Take a break from class, work, or studying and come by the Sellar to grab some food, hang out with friends and just take a breather!

The Room Check to end all Room Checks, White Glove occurs at the end of each semester. Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Directors (RDs) will be heading around the dorms to be sure that everything is clean and ship-shape before Christmas break and again before you leave for the summer.

One of the favorite events of the year, Spring Sing is a pretty incredible display of musical and theatrical talent! Greek organizations put on a show complete with singing, dancing, acting, and so much more.

Other Important DBU Terms

Any upperclassman will tell you the same thing, “Don’t spend all your Patriot Bucks at the beginning of the semester!” Patriot Bucks are applied to your student I.D. and can be used at any on-campus restaurant and even the General Store.

The Patriot Pass is an all-inclusive package for DBU students to get the most from the Campus Life experience! Open to all undergraduate students, the Patriot Pass includes free admission to Student Life events such as All Night Party, Wild Wild West, Spring Sing, and more. You will also get priority sign-up for other special events on-campus. Patriot Pass Holders also receive exclusive merchandise from Student Life’s biggest events. Contact the Student Life office if you would like to purchase one today!

Blue Brigade, we stand united! As a proud DBU Patriot, you get to be an official member of the Blue Brigade Student Section. This specific area of the Burg is where our students gather to cheer on the Patriots during home basketball games.