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 reco55mmend double-checking on hours, etc. before heading out as activities may be modified or limit the number of persons in each party.

Fun Things to Do Outside- College Park

  • Acredale Park: This park is a nice open area close to campus. There is plenty of space to get together for some sports, food, and outside activities.
  • Calvert Road Community Park: This is another park very close to campus off Calvert Road. There are picnic tables, tennis and volleyball courts, and a disk golf course.
  • College Park Dog Park: If you have a dog, this park is a great option! Students can spend some time playing with their dogs outside.
  • Lake Artemesia Natural Area: This is one of the nicest park areas in College Park. There is a trail, lake, and park for students to hang out and dogs are welcome!
  • McKeldin Mall: Hanging out on McKeldin Mall is always a great choice! This is one of the best spots on campus to hang out on the grass with friends and there is plenty of space to spread out. I suggest having a picnic with friends there!
  • Paint Branch Trail: This trail is one of my favorites when going on a run or walk. Bring friends and get some fresh air or exercise!

Fun Things to Do Outside- Washington D.C.

  • Mount Vernon Trail: This 18-mile paved trail in Washington D.C. is a great option for an outdoor activity in D.C.  The trail takes you along D.C.’s beautiful skyline and you can walk, run, or cycle the trail.
  • National Mall: The National Mall is a must-see when you go to Washington D.C. It is home to many monuments and memorials that show America’s history. Go with friends on a trip to “America’s front yard”.
  • National Arboretum: The National Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in D.C. It is a garden, park, and a research institution. This is a great place to spend the day outside and see many beautiful plants and sights.

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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