Maybe not so much outside right now, but certainly inside, as you have surely noticed. Yes, frosh and transfers, welcome to everybody’s favorite time of year. Since the stress of finals isn’t enough, the school adds to your fun by steadfastly refusing to give you a place to study that isn’t 80 degrees–at least, not until after finals have ended and 3/4 of the campus has gone home. If you’re looking for relief from this annual heat wave, or if you’re trying to bury your head in the sand and maintain that global warming is not caused by humans, here are some places whose conditions may be more to your liking:
- Select computer labs. I’ve found PAC Lab to be the best choice for air-conditioned glory, but there are generally other options as well. The LRC in Fisk is a good alternative if you live in the area and don’t want to walk all the way to PAC (although the A/C in Keck Lab, in the basement, seems to be perpetually broken), and the A/C in ST Lab also seems to be working again.
- Freeman. The entirety of the addition is air-conditioned throughout. I’ve found the best spots are the lower-level hallway outside the gym, the hallway outside the hockey rink, and, of course, the fitness center.
- WeShop. Make a nice, long list of everything you’d like to stock up on for finals week. Then take an equally long time purchasing it all.
- Summerfields. It may not have the Mongolian Grill, but it does have an interior space 20 degrees cooler than Usdan.
- SciLi basement. It currently lacks proper climate control like the rest of campus, but it’s far enough below ground that it’s still quite comfortable.
- Physical Plant building on Long Lane. Not really a hangout spot per se, but it’s worth pointing out that the same people that withhold A/C from the rest of the campus are also basically the only ones unaffected by their stubbornness…
And while they don’t have A/C yet, Fisk, Olin, Usdan, and Fayerweather do have humidity control systems, which can certainly come in handy on a day like today.
Know of any spots we missed? List ’em in the comments!