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Get Ready for the “Spring” of Spring Semester!

With the heart of midterms and senior thesis deadlines well underway (yay!), it is always great to find ways to take study breaks. With winter close to its end (well, I sure hope it’s done!), springtime in the Yard has, for me, been the best time of the year! Over my (soon to be) four years here at Harvard, I have always enjoyed the beauty of the Yard when the sun comes out, the grass turns green, and the temperature is nicely warming up. Here are a few of my favorite things to do during the spring:

1. Study outside:

Harvard Yard is an amazing place to study in the sun. From reading on colorful seats in the grass, sitting on the steps of Memorial Church, or having nice conversations with friends on the ledge of Widener Library, there are tons of places to continue working hard on your coursework in the sun!

2. Play sports:

Springtime is perfect to get out of the dorms and gyms and play some games outside in the sun. I particularly enjoy throwing a Frisbee in the Yard with some friends or a nice game of pickup basketball on the basketball courts by Mather House and the River. While Harvard has many indoor sports and exercising areas, nothing beats being active in the outdoors!

3. Take walks along the Charles River:

We also have the benefit of residing directly adjacent to the Charles River that stretches through Boston and Cambridge. A great study break that I take during the spring involves a nice long walk along the paths of the river. With temperatures rising and the sun shining, the river is a beautiful place to visit.

Beautiful sights on campus during last spring!
Above: Beautiful sights on campus during last spring!

This is not to say that winter here is unbearable—it’s great to experiencing a beautiful snowfall on campus. But springtime is a great time at Harvard. With the year coming to an end, the sun is there to greet us and get us outdoors. As this is my last springtime at Harvard, I am very excited! 

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Hi everyone! My name is Ted White and I am a current senior living in Adams House. I’m am doing a joint concentration in sociology and government. I’m a first-generation student from right across... View full profile

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