Whether its finals week stress, or the all-nighters getting to you, sometimes you just can’t anymore. Now you could always settle for crying in your room or with your friends, but where’s the fun in that? Here are the 10 best places to cry at Ohio State University when you just can’t anymore.
1. Eleventh Floor of Thompson
Go ahead and tuck yourself into the comfy chairs facing a window or corner. Pull a book out and pretend to be hard core studying like everyone else and cry away, but not too hard. No one cares what you’re up to unless you make a sound, keep it quiet and you’re in the clear.
2. Leadership Suite in The Union
If you’re looking for a quiet corner that no one really knows about, then this is just the place. It’s one of the better known secrets of The Union, it’s tucked away on the second floor of the Union in the corner by Smeeb. There’s plenty of tables and you’re guaranteed a bit of privacy.
Now when you’re trying to play your tears off as something else, hit the Cardio Canyon or the weights. No one will be able to tell if you’re crying because of how hard the workout is, or if you’re just sweating from all your hard work. Your tears have just earned you major gym cred.
4. Chem 1210 (or any other terrible class)
We all know this is one of the worst classes to be stuck taking, and it’s the main contributor to your all-nighters. Amongst all your sleeping classmates you get a little bit of privacy, and a guarantee that you’re not the only one crying. Comfort in numbers friends.
5. Basement of Scott Lab
Are you really an OSU student if you haven’t experienced getting lost in the basement of Scott Lab? Not only does it offer a tipping point that dissolves you into tears, but you’re unlikely to see a lot of people if you’re down there.
6. Mortar Board Court
What sounds more soothing than hearing the echo of your tears amplified in your ears while you’re possibly having a mental breakdown? Absolutely nothing! This lovely spot is tucked between the Whispering Wall and performing arts center.
7. Wexner Performing Arts Center
The Wex is home to so many wonderful performances and exhibits, and you can always play it off as being sincerely moved by the artwork.
8. Second Floor of Scott
Home to all things spicy, and some of the most sought seats in the place. Sure, you’ll have an audience, but you’re fine it’s just the sriracha soaked green beans.
9. Communal Bathroom
There’s nothing more college dorm than communal showers or more freshman than crying in the shower. If you really want your floor’s sympathy cry a bit louder and you’re sure to get tons of support.
10. The Oval
Once you stop caring about maintaining your dignity around a bunch of people you’ll never see again, just let it all out for everyone to see. We’re not judging you and we get it.
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Caitlynn is a freshman at The Ohio State University and studies Special Education with a concentration in moderate/severe disabilities. When she's not working, fills her time with writing, exploring Columbus, and volunteering in the local community.