By: Emily Dangler
Fact: there is nothing better than being at Miami University during spring.
Don’t believe me?
Try to imagine this:
o As the weather warms up, students shed their puffy winter-jacket skins and change into their wardrobes of Miami gear.
o Dorm residents throw their windows open, and music can be heard from every hall on campus.
o The trees begin to bud, and the flowerbeds begin to bloom, and the fountain behind Shriver is a great place to catch some sun after class.
o Professors take their classes outside to one of the many amphitheaters found around campus, and students study underneath the shade of the big, old trees that have seen several generations of Miamians.
o In the neighborhoods surrounding campus, students scrounge together assortments of lawn chairs (and sometimes even living room furniture!) to create Miami’s very own “beachfront” property right in their front yards.
o Uptown, the restaurants set up seating outside, and friends meet for iced tea from Kofenya, frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf, or a fresh salad or pizza from Quarter Barrel.
o For students who are looking to get away from campus life for a little while, they can enjoy the warm weather by going on a nearby hike along the cliffs of Peffer Park, or walk down by the lake in Hueston Woods; there are also trails that run all along the outer edge of campus, for runners or dog walkers.
You haven’t experienced a real spring until you’ve been here. Miami is already such a small, close-knit community that adding some sunshine just makes everyone even happier to be at college together!