Whatever the uncertainties that we face heading into the autumn semester, we’re one of many lucky universities to have tailored a hybrid supply of lessons — which means we nonetheless get to make the most of the gorgeous, energetic metropolis everyone knows and love (as safely as attainable). If these are your first couple of weeks on campus, there are nonetheless so many causes to get excited for the following 4 years. Though this fall might not encompass the standard recreation day seas of crimson or breezy nights on the terrace, listed here are some concepts of how one can begin to make the most of the whole lot this metropolis has to supply, safely and socially distanced!
4. Lease E-bikes and get to know the completely different components of campus and the Madison space.
Staying exterior is a wholesome method to curb the unfold of the virus, and also can assist you keep sane in the course of the pandemic. Electric bike stations are throughout campus — on Langdon & Park road, in Library Mall and on State St & Hawthorne Courtroom — and they’re an affordable, enjoyable method to get exterior and benefit from the first days of fall. Trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo, Picnic Level, UW-Madison’s Eagle Heights group gardens or the gorgeous Monona Terrace, all cheap distances away from campus. You possibly can obtain the B-Cycle app and purchase a day cross for $15, or trip for $5 each half-hour. In case you are a freshman, you get a free subscription for a yr!
2. Begin your four-year meals tour of a few of Madison’s finest eating places.
Madison college students go loopy for the meals right here, and there are such a lot of good spots to attempt which have both tailored seating service or takeout companies in the course of the pandemic. Attempt Mickie’s Dairy Bar in the event you’re craving 50s- type breakfast diner meals (takeout & money solely), Gotham Bagels if you want a bagel sandwich (takeout solely), Casetta Kitchen for subs (takeout solely), Ha Long Bay for the very best Asian Fusion meals (takeout solely), Salvatores for nice pizzas (dine-in or takeout) or Luchador for specialty tacos — and a lot extra!
3. Attempt these examine spots to change up your routine.
Though the libraries are at the moment out there by reservation solely, there are many buildings on campus with quiet examine spots. Go to the Regulation Library for an excellent silent examine session, the Schooling constructing for fairly lake views or the Microbial Science constructing for a contemporary aesthetic. Ensure you lookup every constructing’s hours and insurance policies earlier than you pop in.
As all of us modify, frustrations can come up particularly if you’re adjusting to campus life for the primary time. Keep in mind to loosen up, observe social-distancing pointers to maintain your self and others protected and exit and discover!