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Beat the Heat


The warm weather will soon be a thing of the past! In a few weeks, we’ll be well on our way to enjoying crisp fall air.

Looking for ways to stay cool in your hall or building until then? Here are a few suggestions you may try to get some relief!




Fans, fans, FANS!

To maximize air flow in your room,

make sure both you and your roommate have a fan.

Placing a box fan in your window with the blades facing

out can pull the warm air out of the room!


Drink lots of cold water!

Place a few bottles in the freezer and sip away!


Cool it down!

Use a cold, damp washcloth on your forehead or neck!

It’s a quick trick that can cool you down in a snap!


Need a bit of a break?

You can always visit other places on campus!

The Campus Center, Dubois Library, Dining Halls,

and many other buildings at UMass have air conditioning