It officially feels like spring time here in Louisiana, but don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
For a couple weeks around this time every year, South Louisiana experiences what we like to call “Spring.” This window of weather brings temperatures that don’t get above 80 degrees, lots of sunshine, and maybe even a slight breeze. If you’ve been in Louisiana for more than five minutes you know how unpredictable the weather can be, so it’s important to get outside and take advantage of this time before the sweltering, six-month Louisiana summer.
Here’s 4 springtime MUSTS to do around campus:
- Walk around the LSU lakes, like the whole lakes. Sure, we all say we’re going to do it, but it was probably too hot during the fall semester and then it got too cold or too rainy. Maybe you started to walk and gave up half way through. This weather gives no excuses, so grab a couple a friends and hit the trail. Walking around both lakes takes about an hour, but it’s well worth it in the end. If you’re feeling super adventurous, check out the LSU Urec bike rental service.
- Go to an LSU Baseball game. Or a softball game or a track meet or a tennis match… Basically any outdoor sporting event. We all know the fall is reserved for LSU football, but show some love to the other sports teams during this time of year. Plus, not only do you get to enjoy the nice weather, you also get in all of these sporting events for FREE as an LSU student. Win, win.
- Study outside. Save the fourth floor of Middleton or the study room in your res hall for those other days of the year. Sit outside in your hall’s courtyard, or put a blanket down on the parade grounds. Some vitamin D will for sure enhance those test scores.
- Go to a crawfish boil. It seems like every time you turn around this time of year someone is boiling crawfish. The key is to be on the lookout for the various organizations around campus hosting boils this spring. Many residential hall communities and senior colleges have crawfish boils for their students, so keep an eye on yours and don’t miss out! This year’s RHA Crawfish boil is April 15. Even if you’re not a fan of crawfish, the corn, potatoes, and the company alone are worth going.
Have a good spring, y’all!