Where is the best spot to get maximum wattage? Incoming freshmen often hear about the sunbathing scene on College Green. But some prefer a private nook, and catching some rays in the Quad certainly gets the job done for those who live right there. And who says that sunshine needs to be weather dependent? Some find it in their own disposition.
Matt Dobrin, College 02
It seems like theres only really one place at all College Green. Its the place. Its where I go.
Alexandra Miller, College 02
Upper Quad its higher [than lower Quad], more sun. Or it could be that I live there.
Kenny Dixon, College 02
If theres any patch of sunlight, it has to be the Bio Pond. I dont know what happened to it lately [ed. note: itll reopen soon, folks], but when I used to have bio class at the start of the year, Id visit it.
Shira Robinson, College 03
Right in front of the library College Green. Its more social there; you can people-watch while you suntan a little.
Rosemarie Mule, College 01
Fortieth and Baltimore is so sunny. It always tricks you into thinking its warm when its really not.
Kojo Minta, College 02
Rittenhouse Square. Its an escape from the day-to-day Penn scene.
Alice Jones, College 04
The deck over McClelland [in the Quad] is the best to get sun. The sun is blocked by trees and high rises on the Green and Superblock.
Sabrina Fenton, College 02
Down by the Schuylkill, Kelly Drive.
Greg Lemarre, visiting student from Université
de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Im an exchange student, so I dont really know. I think this place here [Wynn Commons] is nice.
Jonathan Strauss, College 02
Im afraid of the sun, personally.
Michelle Lieberman, Engineering 01
Our deck [at our house] because it gets sun for multiple hours per day.
Maria Palomar, College 02
These benches [in front of Van Pelt Library] I keep looking at those people to see if they will leave so I can face the sun better.
Pete Minton, College 02
Kings Court English House the roof there is very private and they actually have couches up there for sitting on.
Dan Fishback, College 03
Sunshine? Around me.
Originally published on April 19, 2001