Penn State Students Enjoy Nice Weather on Final Wellness Day of Semester
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State gave students and faculty their final wellness day of the spring semester on Wednesday, April 7. This marked the third wellness day for the university since returning to campus back in February. The university administration implemented the three days as a replacement option for spring break.
The day’s theme correlated to physical and environmental wellness, which the university hoped to have students take care of the community and themselves. As the temperatures reached to 77 degrees and the sun shined throughout State College, the student body took advantage of the opportunity away from schoolwork.
Thomas Simone, a graduate student majoring in architectural engineering, wanted to get outside to enjoy the weather before going back inside to work on assignments.
“Today, I will spend it outside for as long as I can, and then I’m going to be catching up on some more work before the year wraps up,” Simone said.
When asked about how the administration handled the wellness day, Simone talked about how glad he was when he got some days to relax.
“I think the days were a little weird to be spread out like this, but at least it’s nice that they gave us something,” Simone said.
With the rising temperatures, the Pollock Residence Area hosted an event to bring everyone together with the help from local businesses. Alumni Corey Kane and Thanh Do put together the event outside of Hartranft Hall to help the students get acclimated with certain areas of State College with the help of their own app, HallHub Link. HallHub Link brings the Penn State community together, either to help one another with their studies or to give recommendations for small businesses, according to Kane and Do.
“We’re working with small businesses to get the word out about [their businesses],” Kane said.
The event had many activities to participate in, including spikeball, cornhole and sidewalk chalk drawings. Students came throughout the day to partake in these activities.
This, however, is not the only project that the duo has in mind.
“There’s definitely future events planned,” Kane said. “We’ve got a lot of big things coming for the fall. We might run a couple more promotions here in the next couple weeks.”
Jonathan Draeger is a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.