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A Few of My Favorite Things: Duke in the Spring

  1. Campus is in bloom

There’s no question that Duke’s campus is well-known. Consistently recognized on “Most Beautiful Campus” lists, it’s definitely a highlight of the spring. The overdose of chapel pics and cherry blossom trees on my Facebook and Instragram feeds is a small price to pay in exchange for such a gorgeous campus.

  1. Tour groups

As much as I hate the tour groups for making the ABP lines about five times as long as normal, there’s something fun about seeing the excitement on the faces of P-frosh (and their parents!) as they tour Duke for the first time as accepted students. Seeing tour groups on campus brings me back to spring 2011, when I visited Duke for the first time. I was in awe of the gorgeous campus and resources, excited about the opportunity to attend such an esteemed university, but also nervous about the future and unsure of what was to come. Now, when I see prospective freshmen in that same position, I feel even more confident that I made the best choice possible that spring when I chose to attend Duke.

  1. Locopops

The Locopops stand on the BC Plaza is open, need I say more?

  1. Sarah P. Duke Gardens

As a Central resident, I can easily say that I have the most beautiful commute of anyone I know – the walk through the Duke Gardens. With the flowers in bloom and the sun shining, there’s nowhere else I’d rather spend my spring. The only downside of the Gardens? No matter how much I try to convince myself that it’s a great place to productively study, I never fail to fall asleep in the sun #sorrynotsorry

  1. LDOC/Old Duke

Possibly two of the best days of the spring semester (unless, of course, we beat UNC – then, these would fall to the second and third best days of the semester). This year’s Old Duke and LDOC celebrations are sure to be tons of fun, so get ready to celebrate the end of a great semester!


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