To the dismay of many Meredith students with significant others, outside guests are currently not allowed to enter residential buildings. This policy will be reevaluated by Residence Life on Oct. 1. However, the current guest policy does not mean that dates cannot happen on campus. The Herald explored outdoor date locations on campus.
The alcove next to the Science and Math Building is a secluded and shaded option, which is nice for hot days. There are tables, chairs and benches which make it a perfect spot to hang out or eat and be around nature.
The McIver Amphitheater is another option that displays the natural beauty of campus. Relaxing on the grass and being surrounded by trees is such a perfect way to spend the day, and can be made even better with the company of a significant other. After the Meredith Lake is complete and revealed on Sept. 23, the island in the lake would be a perfect place for a picnic.
If you want to be more active, walking to the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) or walking around the Meredith Mile is a perfect date idea. It is about a mile and a half walking to the NCMA, and the Meredith Mile is a one-mile loop around campus. Academic buildings and residence halls can be pointed out while walking the Meredith Mile, as well.
It is also a great idea, if weather permits, to have a picnic in the courtyard with your significant other. You can grab food from Belk Dining Hall (BDH) or the BeeHive and then set up under a tree with a blanket, or sit at the tables outside BDH and Johnson Hall.
By Freya Dahlgren, Staff Writer