As we’re in the middle of the semester, now is a great time to kick back and soak up the sun to take a break from all those midterms. Grab your picnic blanket, a good book and a couple of friends because here’s a list of places to sunbathe on campus (that isn’t Memorial Glade).
If you’re heading downtown, Crescent Lawn is a great place to get some sun, especially if you grab some coffee or boba from a nearby place. On the weekends, you can see a lot of families hanging out as well, making it a good location to extend those Sunday brunches. Bonus: Catch some cute dogs playing on the lawn.
4.0 Hill, Faculty Glade
The big trees around 4.0 Hill ensure you get just the right amount of sun. Move down the hill if you really want to get that tan and up the hill if you just want a little. There’s also a couple benches available if you don’t want to sit on the grass. Either way, it makes for an awesome nap spot.
Observatory Hill, in front of McCone Hall
This location can be a hike if you’re coming from the south, but if you’re a Northside person, this specific part of Observatory Hill, which is in front of McCone Hall, has a small green space where you can chill in between your classes. There’s also a sitting area that can be used for outdoor meetings if you ever want a spin on those weekly club check-ins.
In front of VLSB
Aside from the Glade, a lot of students also choose to hang out outside VLSB (Moffitt side). This place is especially enchanting in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It’s located in the middle of campus so it’s a great place to get some work done or catch a nap in between classes if you want a change of scenery.
These places on campus can be spots of relaxation before all that rush of classes and clubs. From outdoor games to deep conversations, host your next social or hang out with friends at a place from this list.