It’s hard to think about the sun and the warmth with the snow on the ground, but I promise you, it does come. And when it does, Northwestern is one of the best places to be. There are tons of places to hammock, games of Gennis (golf with a tennis ball) to play, and bike rides to take - overall, campus is just a great place to be.
Now that I am in Chicago, it has me missing my favorite time of year on campus (besides soccer season, of course). So I thought I would tell you about my three favorite things to do during the spring at NW:
Tandem bike riding - I loved grabbing a group of friends, borrowing a few tandem bikes from the college library (for free) and riding around the OC! When the weather is nice, there is no excuse not to go out and cruise. Plus, it can be a great bonding experience!
Intramural softball - Nothing screams spring more than a little slow-pitch softball, and I can tell you first-hand it is the best intramural on campus. It’s an hour or two a week, and you get to play such a fun sport with some great people. If you only ever play one intramural in college, make it slow pitch softball!
Hammock - I bought a hammock last spring since I figured it would be something fun to do, and it was the best decision I made. There was one Saturday where I grabbed a book, and some music, and tied my hammock to some trees by Fern and just read and napped for a good hour or two. With all of the stress and frustration of the semester, it’s nice to recuperate and get the chance to relax while enjoying the amazing weather.
Springs at NW are pretty amazing, and I promise you if you get around to doing these three things, you won’t be disappointed!