How Will Students Stay Safe, Sane and Happy this Fall

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Where is a Safe Spot at College?

Safe, Sane, and happy, is that possible? As colleges are doing their best to come up with ideas as to how to keep our students safe and healthy as they reopen campuses, we can only hope that our students will adhere to those rules when they leave their classrooms. Let’s face it; it is not easy to enforce social distancing among a population that has a tendency to want to gather. Isn’t one of the best parts of college, socializing?

We realize we can’t replace a good frat party or tailgate, but there are alternatives to fun near campus and since outdoor fun appears to be the safest alternative these days, we have come up with open-air ideas. Given that we are living under such unprecedented circumstances; we always recommend double-checking on hours, etc. before heading out as activities may be modified or limit the number of persons in each party.

Water sports in Miami may seem the obvious choice but they could also be a great alternative to the usual UM fun. Perhaps spend a day jet skiing, boating, paddle boarding, tubing, or parasailing. Miami Water Sports offers all these things and more.

Of course, there are also fun outings…

  • Miami Seaquarium – You will have to wear a mask, and they will check your temperature at the gate, but we can’t blame them for helping to keep everyone safe.
  • Virginia Key Beach Park – Mile-long beach near downtown with wetlands, a boardwalk, hiking trails, picnic areas, and concessions. No alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Zoo Miami – 750 acres and more than 3000 animals; more than 40 of which are considered endangered. When was the last time you went to a zoo? It can be really fun! At present, tickets must be purchased online as capacity is limited.

Restaurants that have outdoor space for dining.

Should you notice that your student is experiencing any type of stress or anxiety from the new rules on campus, there are resources available. Learn more in our blog The Stress Happens to All.

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