How to Stay Occupied in this Freezing Weather

This past week has definitely been a cold one. Snow, wind, and frigid temperatures have already caused the school to cancel night classes once. This is surprising to most students because as we all know, Oswego very rarely cancels class. Walking across campus in these extreme conditions can  truly be a challenge to some students, and I’m sure not many people wake up in the morning looking forward to walking from West-Campus to Shineman in 0 degree weather. Of course, there is always the bus that runs once every 20 minutes, but as some of us know, the bus can fill up and will not allow any more students on. This can be devastating if you were counting on the bus to get you to class on time. These are only but a few of the struggles presented to SUNY Oswego students during the winter. Between the harsh winter months and the workload presented to you by classes, the beginning of the spring semester can be stressful. Luckily, there are ways to combat this stress. Oswego State provides some useful facilities and activities to help you unwind and ultimately remain stress free and on track when it comes to classes.

The two fitness centers: Glimmerglass and Cooper, are two great facilities if you’re trying to get fit and relieve stress. There’s nothing better than a good workout. These facilities provide dumbbells, weight benches, treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines, and a variety of other fitness equipment to students who have purchased a membership. Both fitness centers offer a variety of programs and group workouts to students as well.

Your residence hall also contains some fun things to do. The front desk at your residence hall is  a good place to stop by if you’re looking for something to get your mind off of school or just chill out on the weekends. The school provides hundreds of DVDs which can be rented out as long as you have your student ID. The front desk also has a variety of board games that can be rented out as well. Depending on your residence hall, you may also be provided with pool tables, pianos, ping pong tables, etc. Your R.A. as well as the other R.A.’s in your building work really hard to provide you with fun and informative activities that are designed to bring the residential community together. Flyers for these activities are usually posted within each residence hall.

Many other things are going on as well! Check out http://www.oswego.edu/news/calendar for more exciting activities.

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