The Winter Session is a great opportunity to grab some extra credits in just a few short weeks of what would otherwise be considered down time. Let’s face it: the winter break is too short to do anything productive, like land a job, so why not get closer to graduating instead of lying on the couch gaining weight?
Still, for those of you who go home every December, and maybe wonder what it’s like around UMBC during the Winter Session, let me give you one word: quiet. Yes, there are classes going on, just not many. Yes, there are students on campus, just not many. Yes, there are activities and fun things to do, just not many. So for those not here, I present this pictorial:
The first thing you’ll see when you arrive on campus are largely unbroken fields of asphalt where automobiles normally are. These are parking spaces, which come out of hibernation in the Winter Session.
The next thing you’ll notice is that it’s cold in early January – I mean really cold.
During the Winter Session, you’re struck by how large the campus feels.
With no competition, everything seems open, free and orderly.
Of course, shops have limited hours and some, like Starbucks and Pura Vida Cafe are closed altogether.
So, to all of you at home, stay warm and enjoy your Winter Break. UMBC will be here waiting for you when you get back.