May 19, 2012 - 12:00 PM
It has happened, the elusive Spring term in Eugene. Many believed that it wasn't possible to go a week without rain here during the school year. Finally all the non-believers have been disproven.
My freshmen year at the University of Oregon was a very rainy year, until Spring term. It was like the weather Gods had refused to let it rain. The weather was spectacular every single day. It was that Spring term that brought us all back to UO the following year, and the next and so on. The rain was bearable, as long as we got that spring. We told incoming freshmen this story for years. They all thought that it was an illusion. The past two springs have been ridiculously rainy. I actually believe my junior year's winter term was nicer than spring!
When the sun comes out on campus I swear that the population of students triples. It is like we have come out of hibernation. As cheesy as it sounds, I believe that the University of Oregon appreciates sunshine more than any other school. We have dealt with the rain so much that we can truly enjoy the sunshine better than anywhere else. The only negative part of having a beautiful Spring term is all the campus tours. They see the campus at its absolute best. I feel like that UO is almost lying to the incoming students. If a prospective student comes to campus on a disgusting rainy day and still decides to come here then they know what they are getting themselves into. For those few who come during a perfect day- brace yourselves.