There are many things to do on a college campus even for folks who are not currently students. One feels a sense of vitality enjoying a brisk walk, browsing in the bookstore, visiting a museum, attending any one of a number of campus activities, or grabbing a bite to eat.
Wintertime on campus
On a college campus, a good way to get around is to walk from one place to another. The winter weather can be extremely cold so planning to make several stops indoors is the way to go. At UConn, the wind really whips up so bundle warmly, walk briskly, and hold onto your hats! Perhaps bring a copy of a printable map with you (map here) to find your way around more easily.
Where to start
Today we'll start by parking in the South garage (SPRK on the map) in the center of campus, next to the UConn co-op (COOP). From here, it's a short walk to the Information Technologies Engineering (ITE) building where in the lobby from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. during the week of Feb. 18 - 22, one finds a daily National Engineer Week demonstration that shows how much fun science can be.
Campus bookstore and so much more
While on campus, a wonderful place to browse and shop is the UConn Co-op, a store which promotes not only books of all kinds but many other goods for sale, such as campus apparel, greeting cards, jewelry, room and office supplies (including electronics), and gifts. There's surely something for everyone that can be found here.
If you use your own bag for merchandise at the register, you will receive a 'wooden nickel' which you may then donate to one of a number of campus causes. The nickels collected represent an overall donation made to each cause; so don't forget to bring your own bag to shop! If you spend at least $5, one hour of garage parking is free.
What's on a college campus for me?
There's much more to a college campus than meets the eye, so let's go and explore what's out there. More information about all general daily events on campus can be found here.