Author: Alison Spandorfer

Cornell is known for its treacherous winters, but that only means a greater appreciation for Spring’s impending arrival. There are so many reasons I adore spring, and it has always been my favorite season. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and I can finally sit outside in the sun. Here at Slope, we’ve compiled some of our favorite things about Spring:

1) Ice cream

Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer
Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer

The best part of the weather warming up. Whether it’s heavenly goodness from the Cornell Dairy Bar or a scoop from your favorite shop at home, ice cream on a cone is essential to enjoying Spring.

2) Sunglasses

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After a winter full of clouds, snow, and dreary skies, we’re all about ready to pull out our trendy shades.

3) Grass

Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer
Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer

As a city girl, I’m not used to seeing grass everywhere, but sitting on the lawn of the Arts Quad with friends always puts a smile on my face and reminds me of Central Park back home.

4) Florals

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Blue skies and sunny days mean cute floral dresses. Now getting ready in the morning will no longer take ages because you can just slip on a sundress and walk right out the door.

5) Spring break

Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer
Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer

Whether you’re catching up on sleep at home, walking on the beach at sunset, or visiting other wonderful sights, Spring Break is a much-needed reprieve for any Cornell student.

6) Frisbee on the Arts Quad

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Run around with some friends under the sun! Enjoy the fact that you no longer need a puffy coat!

7) Swimming in the gorges

Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer
Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer

Okay, it might not be that warm – but it’s getting close. Just remember: Spring means we are just one season away from Summer.

8) Cherry blossoms

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They’re pretty, they smell good, and they’ll always make for a beautiful (and well-liked) Instagram.

9) Lunch outside

Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer
Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer

Get your lunch to-go from Ivy Room, sit at the top of the slope, and take in our beautiful campus.

10) No more snow

Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer
Slope Media | Photographer: Ali Spandorfer

Sure, it has its moments – but the snow lengthens our walks to class by more than a couple of minutes. So this Spring, enjoy the beautiful weather and appreciate how great Cornell looks in the sun.