15 reasons to visit the U of S this summer

If you are looking for sunny study spots, green activities or just a little scenery, there is no shortage of activity on the U of S campus in the summertime.

By University Communications

1. There is outdoor yoga. Grab your mat (or a piece of grass) and join us every Wednesday, from 12:05-12:50 pm, in the green space outside the front doors of Thorvaldson. Classes run through the end of August.

2. Take a walk on the Rainbow Road. Looking for a sweet selfie spot? Check out this colourful piece of pavement between the Arts Tower and the Murray Library.

3. Grow green. There are a number of free and low-cost public workshops and events, and ample ways to connect with local gardeners and gardening communities. And don’t forget to check out Hort Week, running from July 7 to 13.

4. Take a class in record time. With most three-credit courses clocking in at about three weeks in length, spring and summer session is a great way to get ahead in your degree plan or finish prerequisite classes.

5. Stargaze like a pro. Take advantage of the clear night skies this summer by visiting the campus observatory, free of charge.

6. You deserve some quality patio time. Louis' pub has one of the sunniest patios in town, complete with budget-friendly menu options.

7. See the dentist. The College of Dentistry operates a student practice clinic, where dentists-to-be are monitored by faculty supervisors.

8. Say hello to a T-rex. There are several museums and galleries on campus, including the Museum of Natural Sciences, a fan favourite, housed in the Geology Building.

9. Get your sweat on. The Physical Activity Complex (PAC) boasts 13,500 sq ft of space to work out, including a climbing wall, a track, squash courts and ample gymnasium space. For the outdoorsy types, scenic river trails are a short jog away.

10. Become bilingual. If you prefer to flex your linguistic muscles, there are French, Spanish and Cree language classes offered during the summer months.

11. Help keep your little ones' brains active. The U of S operates a variety of summer programming options for kids, ranging from fine arts to the natural and physical sciences to sports activities.

12. Tune up your ride.  There is a bike repair stand located between Thorvaldson and Arts for those who cycle.

13. It's easy on the eyes. You don't have to spend a lot of time on campus to appreciate its beauty, from the historic gothic architecture to the sprawling green space, gardens and trees. No wonder so many people have their wedding or graduation photos taken here! Have a seat in the Bowl and take it all in.

14. We will take care of your pets. The small animal clinic offers a full slate of preventative health and wellness services for your pet, while the large animal clinic specializes in livestock health. The clinics are open 24/7, because emergencies rarely run on a schedule.

15. Soak up some cool. No matter if you are here for a good time or a long time, there are plenty of shady spots to get a good study session in.