As spring comes rushing into Searcy and winter leaves town, an activity starts on campus and is the cause of either pure relaxation or annoyance. This activity is called hammocking. When deciding to become a person who hammocks on campus there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips and etiquette for hammocking:
1. When hammocking in the same area as people you do not know, make sure you hang your hammock at least 15 feet away. If you don’t know someone, it is best to not become an obstacle to their relaxation. Your mom may have told you to make friends with everyone, but sometimes it is OK to give strangers their space.
2. Stacking is encouraged, but only with the permission of the person below. When choosing to stack your hammock, don’t assume the person you are hanging above is OK with it. Be polite and ask permission. When stacking your hammock, make sure your hammock is well above the hammock below. You wouldn’t want anyone to sit on top of you while getting some chill time on your hammock, would you?
3. If you want to listen to music, bring headphones. While you may believe your taste in music is amazing, others might not agree. Be respectful of those around you and wear headphones.
Now that you know the proper etiquette for spending a spring day in a hammock while on campus, you will need to find the right place to do just that. There are many places around campus that one might consider a place of perfection for those ready to hang from the trees:
∙ The big tree in front of the student center.
∙ Where two creeks connect in the woods by the first disc golf hole.
∙ The line of trees behind the First Security Football Stadium.
∙ The trees between the Benson and the Mabee buildings.
∙ Harding Park by the creek.
The above locations are only five of the many places you can find. Sooner or later, you will be hammocking in peace on a bright spring day.