Autumn Happiness at UNH

Autumn Happiness at UNH

A lot of people venture off to college in a totally different environment because they want to experience something different. Me being from Southern New Hampshire, most people in my school tried to flee as a far away they could; Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Hawaii, etc. On the other hand, people from these tropical or hotter areas were looking to come to places like New Hampshire. I’ve met a lot of people at UNH from places like New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Arizona, and more who said they couldn’t wait to come here because they imagined New Hampshire to be like some sort of forest-y wonderland.

Though everyone’s responses were pretty different about why they wanted to come to the University of New Hampshire, they had one idea in common: the infamous autumns. Of course the leaves turn colors in every other state, but as any New Englander can tell you, we have the best arrays of brightly colored trees in Fall. So trust me, being from Southern New Hampshire, when I say University of New Hampshire has the perfect autumn scenery.

No, it isn’t just a few trees that are turning. Instead there seems to be types of trees here that are turning that I’ve never even seen before. Call it an advantage that they have such a variety of trees here because it looks amazing looking out your windows, onto the burning bright colors. To be quite honest, the colors are so intense that there are usually many students standing around trees, snapping pictures. Maybe it’s because where I’m from, there are more coniferous trees rather than UNH which seems to have a plethora of brightly colored deciduous trees, but either way UNH feels like home and also gives a great example of the true New England autumn. I always thought I too would end up at a college far away like California, but in the end I realized I would’ve missed the New England autumns more than anything else.