It’s that time of the year again.
The chilly nights are a clear indication that winter is coming. If you’re the kind of person who just hates winter, here are some helpful tips to survive the frosty months on campus:
Double-check your bus timings
Next up are those of us who take public transportation. Know the timing for your buses—I know it sounds trivial, but during wintertime, buses have a nasty habit of arriving late, so its always good to give those MiWay service representatives a call and confirm timings so you don’t have to wait outside for too long. This also means that you should take advantage of those beautiful heated bus shelters when waiting at UTM. For my fellow UTMers taking the shuttle, wait inside IB.
Stay indoors and plan ahead
When traversing the campus, use the halls and stay indoors to minimize exposure to the treacherous winter winds. Remember, as the weather gets colder outside it gets crowded inside, especially in the library, so plan ahead and book the study rooms if you need to in advance, get there early, and most importantly, respectfully share space with your fellow UTMers.
Finally, some items you would want to keep on your person at all times are a coffee mug, a pack of Kleenex, an extra pair of socks (I promise they will come in handy), gloves/mittens, a beanie, and some Halls.
By the way…
Don’t forget to check for cancellations (via Blackboard or the UTM Twitter account) before you leave for class.
Most importantly, enjoy yourself; a lot of fun things happen around this time of year, so keep an eye out for something that might interest you.