Throughout the past week, every social media platform has been overwhelmed with tweets from students about the weather. There’s no doubt about it — winter is in full swing here at UNH. Getting up with the sun and walking to class in single digit temperatures is enough to make any student want to crawl back into their beds. But like good, responsible students we have classes to attend and work to do so we have no choice but to brave the cold. Here are some tips on ways to stay warm!
- Take the bus! Trying to figure out bus schedules may seem a little confusing to an unexperienced student but luckily, the UNH Mobile app makes it easy! The best part is that Wildcat Transit operates all throughout campus as well as certain towns surrounding Durham. Taking the Gables Connector from the MUB to Kingsbury may get some eye rolls in the spring but in this frigid weather, it’s a genius way to stay warm!
- If you don’t have to travel far, you can always cut through surrounding academic buildings! You can even turn it into a game with your friends by seeing how many buildings you can cut through on your way to class! My favorite combo so far is cutting through Kingsbury and then Parsons on my way to Horton.
- Embrace your inner Elsa! For those of you who haven’t seen Frozen yet (but should because it was written and directed by UNH alum, Jennifer Lee!), Elsa is the queen of Arendelle who has the ability to freeze things and create snow. During Elsa’s powerful song, “Let It Go” she sings, “the cold never bothered me anyway.” Perhaps more students should adopt this idea.
- Winter coat and boots not doing it for you? Create more layers! I’m talking the tights-under-leggings-under-jeans for girls and long-underwear-under-jeans for guys type of layering. You can always wear more layers ‘Cats!
Despite the cold temperatures, I hope everyone has been taking note of how pretty UNH (especially T-Hall) is this time of year. But in the meantime, I’m still waiting for a snowstorm to happen while students are here at school…