Summer flies by fast! Although most university students are still in the middle of their break, the academic school year is just around the corner. With that comes midterms, finals and just overall stress that was not missed during summer vacation. Here are the best places to cry at UC Irvine to just cry when you can’t even deal anymore.
Humanities Gateway Bathrooms
Yeah you might become a little of a Moaning Myrtle, but these bathrooms are usually always empty and always clean. Located right next to McCormick Screen Room, the only busy time these bathrooms get full during is passing periods between classes. They are spacious and are always fresh, so let your heart out!
Aldrich Park is the center of UC Irvine and its filled with trees and rolling grassy hills. Many people use it as a place to sit down and relax during classes. It is always filled with people during passing periods between classes, but because of its sheer size, it’s a great place to just sit down and sob. Find a shady shrub or tree, lay your head on your backpack or bag and let your emotions take over!
Jao Family Sculpture Garden
Located within Aldrich Park, what better place to cry and recalibrate your emotions than a place dedicated to finding your inner peace? This garden is decorated with statues of important cultural Chinese figures like the deity Magu who is associated most commonly with immortality. Other important figures like prominent writers or philosophers are also included.Hang out with these statues and slow down after a long day! These are the best places to cry at UC Irvine.
Nancy Doran Sculptures
These marble sculptures are located at the back of the Science Library building. Originally, these unique statues were displayed in Italy before finding their permanent home at UC Irvine. The themes around these creations center around the themes of our troubles, conflict, and beauty. These sculptures are placed alongside a sidewalk that leads to the medical research buildings. The emotions on the faces of these sculptures might remind you of your own frustrations making it an apt place to just cry! Plus this area is usually empty, so you will have all the privacy you need!
While not technically on campus, the beach is so close, that it deserves to be on this list. Newport is only about fifteen minutes away from UC Irvine, but the blue ocean and soft sand can provide the perfect refuge to cry all your stress away. The hypnotic sound of the waves at sunset will give you a great mental break before heading back to school! These are the best places to cry at UC Irvine!
Langson Library and the Science Library are both great choices to cry when you just can’t deal anymore. There are so many floors is each building to choose from, full of tiny little nooks and plush chairs to sit down in. You can even grab a book after your sob session and distract yourself!
The ARC or the Anteater Recreation Center, is free to all students, so why not use is at the perfect excuse to cry? Get on an elliptical or bicycle and let yourself feel all the feels! Studies have shown that exercise has been shown to reduce depression and stress so after you let it all out, make use of the facilities provided! These are the best places to cry at UC Irvine!
Which of these best places to cry at UC Irvine are you going to try? Let us know below!
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Andrea is a writer from California who keeps buying used books she doesn't need from library sales. Her favorite author is Sylvia Plath and she is currently working on her first novel, a middle grade book about kids in space.