One thing that I love about my campus here in Southern Illinois is that I never see students who come to class wearing pajamas. During the years I spent hanging around Purdue, it seemed to me that a full third of students wore pajamas on campus. I thought this was something of a tradition in the Midwest. The idea of coming to class and seeing (and even worse, smelling) 10 or 15 students who came to school straight from bed, without changing or even taking a shower, terrified me.
Thankfully, there is nothing like this going on in Southern Illinois. Most students are dressed very nicely and all of them look very clean. Maybe this happens because we are close to a big city. Just one more reason to be thankful for my students.