Rainy Day Campus Tips

It’s fall, and you know what that means: lattes, chilly weather, oversized sweaters, and yes, rain.

I love when it rains if I’m inside, cozying up and listening to the pitter-patter. There’s nothing like a rainy day in, bundled up in blankets watching Netflix with a good scented candle. It’s a whole different story if it’s raining when I have to be outside all day, though.

If you’re like me, it always seems to pour on the days I have a full day running around all over campus.┬áTo save you some trouble, I’m going to share some tips on how to get through a rainy day on campus!

Wet weather means that more people will be riding the bus when they would normally walk. People don’t usually wait in lines for buses, but rainy days are an exception. If you’re like me who likes some personal space, then crowded wet bus rides probably won’t be your thing.

Prepare ahead of time by taking an umbrella and water-resistant jacket with you! For shoes, I’d recommend leather shoes, boots, or rain boots to keep your feet dry. If sneakers are your only option, bringing an extra pair of socks would be a good idea.

Carry plastic bags with you! This is a cheap, effective way to keep dry. Put your dripping umbrella in a plastic bag, use it to cover your backpack if you have stuff in there that’s not waterproof, or if you have to carry extra things but don’t have space in your backpack it’s a good way to keep them dry temporarily.

I don’t know about you, but humidity and my hair don’t like each other. If I know it’s going to rain, I don’t bother straightening or styling my hair too much. I just tie it up or put it in braids. When I’m busy running from class to class, the last thing I want to worry about is my hair poofing out in every direction!

My last tip is to remember to take care of your health. It’s easy to get sick during this season, especially when it’s cold and rainy. Get out of your cold wet clothes when you get home, take a warm shower or bath, and drink warm beverages.

Happy autumn and stay dry! Good luck.

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