Spring fever has been spreading rapidly on SUU’s campus with the recent surge of warm weather.
The unusually mild temperatures have some students so excited, they are already planning their outdoor activities for the coming months.
Ali Morgan, a junior elementary education major from Fallon, Nevada, said she is trying to enjoy the snow before it’s gone by learning how to snowboard, but sunshine is her true love. Morgan said she could not be more excited for warmer weather.
“I love being able to go hiking and go running outside and just enjoy the outdoors,” Morgan said. “There’s a different energy here when it’s warm. It’s a happy and fresh energy.”
Because southern Utah is home to several national and state parks, it is like hiking heaven to some students. Some hikers say springtime is the perfect time to explore southern Utah.
Jacob Layland, a freshman pre-chemistry major from Layton, said he is looking forward to warm weather and going on outdoor adventures with his favorite companion.
“I love the changing of the weather,” Layland said. “I’m excited to take my dog up into the mountains and explore more of southern Utah.”
While some students are anticipating filling their warmer days with hiking, biking and rock climbing, others are simply excited to enjoy the warm weather here on campus.
Alexandria Ferre, a freshman human nutrition major from Bountiful, said she loves walking around campus and studying outside when the weather is nice.
“It’s been really nice to just be outside,” Ferre said. “I like to study outside so it’s been nice to be able to enjoy the weather and our beautiful campus that way. It makes me excited for spring.”