There is a joke in Louisiana that our four seasons are: almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. The heat in the South can be pretty overwhelming, but here are a few tips on how to beat the heat when coming to LSU.
Trade your Hot Coffee for Iced Coffee
LSU has many places to get coffee and tea on campus. From the Starbucks in the bookstore to the Community Coffee kiosk in the library, you’ll soon discover your favorite place to grab a caffeinated beverage for an extra boost of energy when you’ve got a long day of classes. As for a quick way to beat the heat? Opt for an iced or frozen drink choice instead of a hot, steamy cup of java.
Bring a Water Bottle or Thermos to Campus
With the heat in the South, whether you’re used to it or not, you’ll definitely need a lot of water for those hot days. Bringing your own water to campus is an inexpensive way to stay cool and hydrated.
Take Shortcuts Through Buildings
When walking from class to class, cutting though buildings will allow you to soak up some AC. Even if this lengthens your journey, you’ll feel much better than if you walked outside the whole way.
Dress in Loose-Fitting Clothes
When walking from class to class, you will feel cooler if you wear a light, loose clothing versus a tight-fitting ensemble. Another great option is to trade out your book bag for a tote bag! This will also make those hot days a little bit more bearable.
Take the Purple or Gold Bus
If you need to walk all the way from the Quad to Patrick F. Taylor on a hot day, the purple and gold busses are a great option! The AC on the bus will make you feel much better, and you can peruse Facebook or Instagram during the ride. A way to track the bus schedule is through the LSU Mobile App. Find out more about what features the app has in our recent blog post.
Study in the Top Floors of the Library
Middleton Library is a great place to study, and the third and fourth floors are well known for extremely chilly temperatures. This is a great place to study or catch a breather on those hot Louisiana days. But make sure you stay quiet! The third and fourth floors are strictly silent zones.
We hope that this post helps you learn how to beat the heat here at LSU! If you’re a current student, what do you do to beat the heat? Comment below and let us know!