Brrrrr! It’s cold in Syracuse! Walking through the Quad, I hear the grumbles of my fellow Syracuse peers about the weather. With weather forecasts ranging from 8 to 20 degrees, students have replaced their stylish fall jackets with knee-length coats. Winter has arrived my friends! So, we at the Living SU team want to prepare YOU to conquer the weather this winter.
Layers on layers on layers
Your thin socks aren’t going to cut it this winter! Be sure you have a pair of warm wool socks ready to go. After all, frozen toes aren’t cute! Riding boots worked for the fall, but snow boots will probably be your new go-to for snowy days. If you find yourself looking for outfit ideas to stay fashionable and warm, check out our Pinterest page for inspiration.
Music is your friend!
In between chattering teeth and heavy steps, students make their way through the Quad to their classes. Every day, I make the walk from the Quad to Whitman. What gets me through this walk is my music. Keep your spirits up by listening to music with high energy and positive messages. Personally, I have had “Be Yourself” on repeat. How about you?
If you find yourself in between classes looking for something to do, consider warming up with coffee and snacks at Cafe Kubal, Starbucks, or Boba Suite (all conveniently located on Marshall Street). If you cannot make it to Marshall in time, there are plenty of cafe’s available across campus. Check out Food Service’s web site for a list of campus cafe’s. My personal favorite is the Olsten Cafe in Whitman!
Embrace the season…
Instead of avoiding the cold and snow, go out there and see what Syracuse has to offer! Grab your friends and make a snowman on the Quad or sign up for an outdoor adventure. I am a firm believer that ‘we are what we think,’ which leads into my next point…
Positive outcomes only!
It is easy to let the frigid temperature dampen our mood, but try to adopt a ‘Positive Outcomes’ only philosophy this winter. The snow will be behind us in no time! Remember, this is your year. Only you decide how it goes. Stay warm. Stay positive. You got this!