While walking to class is no longer a part of students’ daily routines, many who remain in Chapel Hill are still finding ways to get some light exercise outside.
Whether they're making their way past the Bell Tower on South Road or strolling through the quad next to Wilson Library, students find no shortage of scenic surroundings.
For sophomores Mary Ellis Garside and Gabby Webster, taking walks around campus has helped create a sense of normalcy.
“I like walking by the Old Well — it’s so pretty,” Garside said.
Many students have added walks to their routines to stay active and break up the monotony in lockdown.
“Sometimes it’s nice to walk through campus and just kind of act like you’re going to class,” Webster said.
Students can also use campus walks as a means to find new study spots. Due to social distancing guidelines, the University built study tents with desks and chairs for students to safely study outside. There is one located on the quad, as well as in between Mangum and Ruffin residence halls.
For sophomore Charlotte Bell, finding new places to study on campus has given her motivation to walk more.
“Whenever I do this, I see new faces and different people also studying outside,” Bell said. “It is refreshing to see others walking around on campus, and makes me feel like life is a little bit normal.”