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6 Signs It's Becoming Winter On Campus

As the temperature is starting to drop, campus is showing the signs that winter is upon us.

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6 Signs It's Becoming Winter On Campus

It has finally begun. Winter is on its way and it's definitely showing. The weather turns from humid and sunny to freezing and chilly. The days of wearing shorts and tee shirts are long gone and it's time to switch to pants and jackets. Lucky for us in Madison, the weather went from 80ºF to 40ºF in the span of one week. Once the temperature drops the hats, gloves, and puffy jackets come out of hiding, and no one wants to leave the comfort of cozy beds to make the trek to class through the crisp fall wind. Here are a few things I noticed happens when the temperature starts to drop.

1.  Everyone has the wrong type of clothes

Students either haven't gone home or had their winter clothes sent to school yet, so they have to deal with what they have. Even though it was 35ºF today, I still saw some people rocking some shorts. Hopefully, everyone can get their warm clothes soon, because it only seems to be getting colder.

2. No one sweats walking up Bascom Hill anymore

At the start of the school year, it's so hot that walking up Bascom makes you break a sweat even in shorts. Now that it's getting super cold, you bundle up in lots of layers so you don't freeze on your walk to class.

3. No more iced coffee

Everyone stops at Starbucks or Caribou to get a warm drink to warm them up. The days of iced coffee are over until summer unless you want your hands to freeze off. Hot Chocolate here I come!

4. No more cheerleader skirts and red and white overalls

The days of wearing warm game day outfits are over. Trade your red and white skirts, shorts and tanks for hockey jerseys, sweatshirts, and Bucky leggings. You might even need to grab your parka before walking into Camp Randall to watch the game for a few hours.

5. The Terrace is vacant

In the summer the Union is so packed you can almost never find an open seat as everyone wants to bask in the sun. Now that its cold out, no one sits outside, even to enjoy the view. The chairs will sadly be empty for the next few months.

6. People wear tons of layers to class

In order to stay warm its that time to bundle up when walking to class. Hats, gloves, mittens, fuzzy socks, long sleeves, sweatshirts and jackets. Everyone looks like the Michelin Man walking to class, but who cares because your warm and toasty.

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