Snow Day

Posted on March 6th, 2007 by

This past Friday, March 2nd, the Gustavus campus closed due to snow. The announcement, in the form of an email, came at 6:34 A.M. on Friday morning. I was so eager to find out whether campus was closed or not that I woke up at 6:50 A.M. that morning to check my email. Waking up that early was particularly unusual for me because I normally wake up at 9:50, but I just could not contain my

Despite the cancellation, I still had a biology lab exam that I needed to attend. However, even with this exam, having a snow day freed up a lot of my time. After the exam, I went for a run in the Lund Center. Lund is the building on campus which holds the major indoor athletic facilities, including the ice arena, treadmills, weights, basketball courts, swimming pool, etc. After running for about 30 minutes, I played basketball with a few of my buddies. Lund was even more packed than it usually is this past Friday, and I think this was due to the energy a snow day gives to students.

Even with a snow day, the Gustavus cafeteria remained open, which was great because many students (including myself) rely on the cafeteria as their only source of food.

Later, during Friday afternoon, I was able to work on a little of my weekend homework. Getting a jump on my school work was helpful because I had a very busy week coming up. Right now is about the point during spring semester where students start having their first wave of exams. These first exams can be scary because it is hard to tell what the difficulty will be like.Fortunately, the snow day provided more study time.

A major part of college life is academics, and these next couple of weeks will be heavy in that area. But, the intensity of classes does slightly fluctuate, so hopefully there will be a bit of a break following this busy week.


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