By Scott Boyce ’22, Staff Writer
November is just around the corner and driving through the cold or walking through it to classes can be a hassle, but there are ways to mitigate the problems that come with moving around a winter wonderland campus.
The answers all depend on where you live — on or off campus. There are a variety of options for keeping inside or at the very least ensuring you’re not outside for far too long. Make sure you wear heavy enough clothing and you’re ready to make a dash whenever you can.
If you live off campus and are commuting in some way, shape, or form, make sure you’re parking close enough to any entrance to wherever you need to be at any point in time. If you’re going to be heading to any classes via Haffey /Donald E. Bain buildings, you should stick to the Wegmans School of Nursing path.
Going through this path is viable for everyone, whether you’re living on or off campus. If you’re not going through these routes; just park near whatever building your next class happens to be at, whether it be Basil, Pioch, or the science buildings.
Taking the nursing path instead of just going down the stairs is a bit of a “scenic route” but you’re outside for a shorter amount of time and inside long enough to really start warming up in due time. You’re going to want to be a bit more wise about your time if you’re planning on taking this route since you’re basically going out from Donald/Haffey and into Nursing.
Going through Wegmans is also really nice since you’ll be able to pick up any snacks or “pick-me-ups” on the way to your class. So if you need to warm up and grab some coffee on your way to a class; you’re all set to go.
Now for the specific dorms and what they should or could do to really avoid the cold weather as much as they can.
Murphey: Bide your time and wait for the shuttle to arrive, the only thing you have to be wary of is your timing but as long as you’re prepared for whatever you need to do, you should be fine.
Keough- Make a straight shot towards the Donald building and then take the Wegmans route towards any of your classes to avoid getting stuck in the cold for too long.
For the recently built Upper Quad- Do the same as Keough.
Murray- Same as Keough although you may need to dress heavier to ensure that you’re not too cold by the time you get back out. A jog is recommended in order to keep the body heat up and ensure you’re not too cold. Keep the blood flowing and your body will thank you for it.
Dorsey- Leave through the exit facing Murray and make sure you’re wearing heavy enough clothing to stay warm. Much like Murray people, a nice jog is recommended in order to keep your body heat up. If you can drive your way to the classes you need to be; park in the corresponding lots.
Founders- Be prepared to run or jog or even get your car out since aside from Murphy, this hall is the farthest away from the main campus that leads to any of the other halls for classes. Dress heavy enough and ensure that you’re not standing around too much.
Unfortunately everyone suffers when walking to Kearney so make sure you’re either jogging or wearing heavy enough clothing in order to stay warm and don’t freeze on your way there or back.
Classes may be nearing their end in due time but everyone needs to make sure that they stay warm and don’t get caught by winter’s snowy grasp.
Drive safe, stay safe, and be safe throughout the coming winter.