A place where you run a 50% chance of getting your bike stolen, a 65% chance of getting your computer jacked, and 100% chance of compromising on all your conservative values. Still, you will reflect on your time there with the same nostalgia once sung by Bryan Adams- "Those were the best years of my life."
You: I was gone for 10 minutes, came back to my table in the library, and my computer was gone.
Officer: What did you expect? This is UC Berkeley.
Adj. The act of searching through a room that houses miscellaneous unwanted items in order to find something for yourself. Originating in the Berkeley Cooperative System, the term specifically refers to hunting through the "free pile room" where old co-opers leave their unwanted items to avoid clutter in the moving process.
"Sweet, I just found a pair of mannequin legs while free-pileing that I can put in my room!"
"I need a costume for the co-op party. Time to go free-pileing!"