Warmer and sunnier days are finally upon us, which means that it’s almost time to start enjoying all the amazing things spring has to offer. What are your favorite things about spring? I love that the flowers start blooming again and that I don’t have to wear a coat to go on walks.
There are also so many things to love about Missouri State’s campus in the spring. The campus is beautiful with all of the trees and flowers in bloom, the fountain is back on, it’s warm enough to go to the best outdoor study spots, and campus just feels so vibrant again.
One of my favorite events that is held on campus every spring is Fountain Day, which happens in April to celebrate turning the fountain back on for the year. This is a really fun event where you can play lots of games, eat lots of food, win prizes, and meet so many new people. The event normally goes on for a couple of hours so even if you have class during the event don’t worry about missing out, you can always stop by after class or in-between classes.
I love to study outside and my favorite study spot is the tables right next to the fountain, especially in the evening during sunset when the fountain is on. But there are tons of great outdoor study spots, there are hammock stations all over campus, outdoor seating in front of the library, and even seating on the balcony in glass hall. So, I encourage you to find your favorite outdoors study spot and enjoy the beautiful weather while you study.
Even though the weather has been so much nicer and warmer recently we still live in Missouri meaning the weather could change very quickly. So, if you wake up and it’s suddenly freezing outside again don’t fret. You can always hope on the BearLine to catch a ride to class. If you are unsure of which bus to get on, or what the routes are download the Passio Go App to see which bus you need and when it will arrive.
Chase Kroner is a sophomore majoring in history education. He is the Family Assistant for 2022-23 and an Ursa Major. He has been a SOAR Leader and is a member of the Horticulture Club.