Popular recreation areas
By CHELSEY THRONSON
Campus is a busy place as it is, but when the spring comes, it seems to explode with students in every corner. Studying for finals and writing term papers can be a stressful part of college, but it is important to take a little time to relieve stress and be active.
There are a number of places around campus that have recreational areas. So if you're looking for a way to get a little bit of exercise but don't want to be cooped up in the Wellness Center, you're in luck.
There are two sand volleyball courts located on campus; one is on the northeast corner of the freshman residence hall complex and the other is directly south of the high rises.
It is common for residence halls to have tournaments with students to create a little bit of friendly competition.
Wedged between Stockbridge and Benson Bunker Fieldhouse is a basketball court area equipped with basketball hoops. If you live in a residence hall, you can check out basketballs from the front desk during front desk hours.
Next to Newman Outdoor Field are soccer fields and the track and field team is usually out this time of year. However, when this area isn't being used for practice, it is completely open for students to use.
If you don't have enough time to blow off some steam in between study sessions, it can always be a good idea to do a little studying outside.
In the heart of campus next to the babbling brook is an outdoor stage area with stadium seating that is perfect for lying out and getting that study session crammed in.
This area is wireless and also has a lot of trees and grassy areas, which provide a good space for students to lounge as well.
There are also fields south of T lot. You can check out equipment at the rec and outing center
and the wellness center
. They have all sorts of stuff including kayaks, bike carriers, camping stuff, outdoor games and more.