College can be extremely overwhelming – sometimes you just need to let your feels out. Here are the best places to cry at University of Toronto.
1. Under A Table
U of T has 44 libraries, countless dining halls and even more study spaces. Perfect if you are looking for and accessible and quickly available tear zone. Any table will provide you with the darkness and seclusion that mirrors that found only in your soul.
2. A study room – Robarts
For those of you who schedule cries, booking a room in the stacks allows for adequate privacy. Reserve your own little sanctuary immediately following an exam. Students at U of T organized enough or lucky enough to stumble upon empty study rooms probably don’t cry a lot. But it is important to let them know that there is a way to wallow while desperately grasping onto the dwindling sense of control they have in their lives.
3. Front Steps – Con Hall
One of U of T’s greatest landmarks are the hoards of students weeping on the steps of Convocation hall around midterm season. This phenomenon has unnerved tour groups, tourists and parents alike. It is however bittersweet as the only real sense of community at U o T is the overwhelming feeling of failure and inadequacy we share.
4. At the Book Store
Use an overpriced text book or polyester sweatshirt to wipe away the tears.
5. Office Hours
If you are obnoxious enough to send your prof an email at the beginning of the semester telling them why you deserve an A, you should also be shameless enough to cry to them at the end of semester when you don’t get that A. There is absolutely no shame in letting these people know that they are systematically ruining your future.
6. Second floor washrooms – Pratt Library
Pratt has some of the few private washrooms on campus. Ideal for those of you who desire the privacy of a study room but lack the organizational skills to book one. Listen to sad music as you make the journey across Queens Park. Enter into the sweet seclusion of a single washroom and let sorrow crumble you upon the tile floor. Tissues (read: toilet paper) is provided.
7. Queens Park
Highly recommended to those who love their aesthetic but hate their life. Consider strolling through picturesque Queens Park in the late autumn. Listen to some mellow dramtic acoustic guitar and don a black turtleneck. Your misery will only worsen but strangers will admire your tortured and artistic soul.
It could be worse, you could go to Ryerson.
9. In Lecture
This open concept, public location is ideal for attention seekers and drama queens. Will your peers hate you? Yes. Will your prof hate you? Also yes. But jokes on them. They don’t hate you nearly as much as you hate yourself.
10. A Frat House
Feel like having a good cry on a dance floor, decrepit couch or surrounded by your friends in a washroom? Consider breaking down at a frat party. Blame the tears on alcohol. Find a boy to cry about, find a girl to cry about, dance on a table and fall off. really dive deep into your sorrows at this prime location for self depreciation.