We all know the story: you head back to your room after a long day of classes and maybe even an emotionally draining economics midterm. As you turn the key into the door, you realize it’s…unlocked. Your heart sinks. Your roommate is home! And they’re doing work! Like they’re entitled to do! As a considerate roommate, you don’t kick them out, but you are on the verge of a messy mental breakdown that might result in you marching to the registrar and mulliganning microeconomics immediately. You must nap. Here are some places you can do it:
Any Bathtub. Perhaps the most bed-like option on this list, this napping spot is moderately comfortable. Accidentally take an 8 hour nap and wake up just in time for your 9:40? You’re already in the shower! I prefer the tub available in the gender neutral bathroom on second floor McBride. If you choose this location, you might find yourself accompanied by crushed cans of Natty Light, expired jars of salsa, and broken toilets/sinks/showers.
Cromwell Cottage. Dcat’s residence provides many spaces to get some zzzzs. Feeling adventurous? Take a snooze on the porch! Feeling like you don’t want to take the chance of running into the big man himself? Just be like me and take up residency on the walkway!
The Post Office. Open 24/7, the post office can be a lifesaver. All you have to do is find a nice corner and snuggle up with your favorite blanket. You can even check your mail while you’re there.
Fraternity Lounges. Out of all the lounges, I prefer the DKE one to nap in. This bench/booth area is perfect. It’s dark, secluded, and just feeling the smooth wooden table will incite woozy flashbacks of last semester’s 90s party where you fell asleep on this very bench! Naps come in all shapes and sizes.
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams. RIP. Now that the Cove is gone for good, the hay they put down to smother the angry spirits of all the forgotten jackets, spilled shots, and mac and cheese wedges makes for a cozy napping spot.