Stuck in Radford for Thanksgiving Break?


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Savannah Roberson |

With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, plans are being made, whether they’re on or off campus. While there are a lot of students arranging to travel home for Thanksgiving break, there are also those who plan on staying here on campus for break. As we all hopefully know, there are a lot of things to do on and around campus, especially when there are no classes!

Looking ahead at the event calendar for the week of Thanksgiving, there are several volleyball games and basketball games going on throughout the break. These games are always fun, and a great way to get to know more about campus. Even if you’re not a huge fan of sports, I still suggest checking out a game, just to see what they’re like. You may even meet some new people while you’re there.

If you’re not a huge fan of sports, the movie theatre in town is always a great way to pass the time. And what’s even better—the tickets are only $5 for students. The movie theatre is always good for a rainy evening or lazy day, and one of the best parts about it is it’s not very expensive—especially when you compare it to the prices of most movie theatres.

Speaking of town, if you’re going to be here for Thanksgiving break, I recommend taking advantage of a pretty day, walking through town, and exploring Radford. You may think you have a pretty good idea of what the town has to offer, but there are always more things to discover, and just walking around is a great way to get some air, enjoy the weather, and, as I said, find new restaurants, shops, and other attractions that you might be interested in or might be interested in showing your friends. One of my friends and I discovered a florist shop near the beginning of the semester and came back to campus with a huge bouquet of sunflowers that lasted for weeks. It’s always good to find little things to brighten up, and that’s one thing that exploring Radford will help you to do.

While adventures are always good to have, Thanksgiving break on campus has its merits, for sure. One thing you won’t have to worry about as much over break is noise. If you’re used to a noisy dorm on weekends or even throughout the week, Thanksgiving break will probably be much calmer and quieter, which you can always take advantage of by catching up on reading or getting things done, you aren’t normally able to do. Another thing that will settle down on campus during the break is crowds. You probably won’t have to wait in line for food or anything else you might be getting on campus since most people will be heading home for a holiday.

If you’re staying on campus over Thanksgiving break, there are plenty of things to do to keep you happy, relaxed, and having fun. To make the most of your time here over Thanksgiving break, make sure to keep an open mind about any new possibilities that an emptier campus might offer!