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Monday, January 28, 2013 Staying Warm!

I don’t know where you live, but where I grew up, an overnight freeze was a big deal that only happened a couple of times a year. In Central Florida, winter barely existed, but here in Lynchburg, Va., I’ve had to adjust to some colder temperatures.

Liberty’s campus usually has beautiful weather, but, right now, the temperature is exceptionally cold for Central Virginia. In fact, it is currently 22 degrees outside, and I’m in the middle of the coldest week I have ever experienced!
The great thing about my school is that it offers some great ways to stay warm during a cold spell. Here are a few tips that might help you if you come to Liberty and aren’t used to the cold.

Layer Up

Be sure to dress in layers when you get ready for the day. Temperatures can change throughout the day, and you don’t want to be stuck in clothes that are too hot or too cold. You will also want to keep in mind that most of your day will be spent in warm classrooms and buildings. Dressing in layers will allow you to adjust to the warmer inside temperatures.

Be sure to layer up for colder temperatures! (Photo by Joel Coleman)

Take the Bus

Liberty has a great bus system that transports students to different parts of campus. I usually enjoy walking the campus, but the bus system is a great option to have during a cold spell or when I need to get somewhere fast. I’ve definitely enjoyed riding the busses this week and getting across campus, while staying out of the cold.

Liberty's bus system provides a warm way to get across campus. (Photo by Sturm) 

Stay Inside

Another great thing about Liberty is that most of its classes are in the same building. Many students at Liberty (including me) have all of their classes in DeMoss Hall, Liberty’s main academic building.

DeMoss has four stories of classrooms, a massive computer lab, library, coffee shop, and even a couple of places to eat. Having so much in one building is a great convenience when it’s cold outside. You can get nearly everything you need in one place, so you barely even have to face the cold temperatures!

I’ve really enjoyed the resources that Liberty has to keep me out of the exceptionally cold weather when it comes. If you are planning to come to Liberty from a warmer climate, like I did, be sure to layer up, take the bus, and stay inside when you can, because, even when a cold snap comes, you can stay warm!

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