With less than 10 days until the first day of spring, you can feel the buzz around campus. Days are longer, the weather is warmer and students are starting to trade in their jackets and boots for T-shirts and flip-flops.

As a way to celebrate the warmer weather, we’ve compiled a springtime bucket list for UNCG students. In no particular order, here are the top 10 ways to take a break from studying and have some fun on and around campus this spring:

1. Hang out at Kaplan Commons and The Fountain

Whether you’re reading a book, throwing a Frisbee or listening to music with friends, Kaplan Commons (EUC lawn) and The Fountain (at Moran Commons and Plaza) are the perfect hangout spots.

2. Eat homemade ice cream at Yum Yum

There’s no better way to cool off than to stop by this Greensboro staple for a tasty treat.

3. Get active

Grab some friends and head over to the outdoor basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts on campus.

4. Spend a Saturday in downtown Greensboro

Downtown has great restaurants, nightlife, festivals and live music, and it’s just a 20-minute walk – or quick drive – from campus.

5. Take an evening stroll down College Avenue

When the trees begin to bloom, there’s no prettier spot on campus.

6. Cheer on the Spartans at a baseball or softball game

Eat sunflower seeds, show off your Spartan pride and try to catch a foul ball.

7. Walk to Tate Street for lunch, an iced coffee or frozen yogurt

Unwind with friends and watch the world pass by on UNCG’s iconic strip.

8. Be a kid again

Hop on the campus swing set, climb a tree with a friend and play your favorite childhood game – think tag or hide-and-seek – at Foust Park.

9. Catch some rays on the Quad

Take a break from studying and relax on UNCG’s historic residential Quad.

10. Check out Spartapalooza

UNCG’s annual spring festival for students – scheduled for Saturday, April 16 – features carnival rides, live music and free food!

 

What do you love about UNCG in the spring? Share your seasonal campus and activity photos on Instagram and Twitter by tagging them #SpartanSpring. 

 

Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Relations
Photography by University Relations