Just because the chance of it raining in Death Valley is "NEVER!" doesn't mean that it never rains at LSU. Follow these tips to keep dry on dreary days.
Invest in Rain Gear
Purchase a nice rain coat that will get you through your four years here at LSU. This piece of outerwear, though seemingly unstylish, will soon become your most prized possession. Nothing is worse than showing up to class, or anywhere, soaking wet. A trusty pair of rain boots is also great to have, just in case!
Check the Forecast Daily
Often times, the weather will change at the drop of a hat. Meaning that you’ll walk into class thinking that it is the perfect spring day outside and have to walk to your next class in what seems like a monsoon. Watch the news or download a weather app to check the hourly forecast before you leave every morning!
Having an umbrella handy is a great idea. You want one small enough that it can fit in your backpack everyday, but large enough to keep you dry. If the weather does happen to change and you forgot to bring a jacket, you’ll be thankful that you’ve kept that umbrella in your bag all semester.
Weather the Storm
“It’s raining, I think I’ll sleep in…” Remove this thought from your mind! Some of the best days to go to class are on rainy days. Professors typically give out participation grades or will do test reviews when it’s raining and the majority of the class “slept in.”