Wanderlust: Best and Worst Proposal Spots Around Campus


Sports Editor

Many students find life partners while in college. Some may consider a proposal while they are still in college. If this is the case, there are many ways to incorporate the college experience into your proposal. 

If your significant other is an athlete, a proposal during her senior game recognition would be a great time if you check with coaches and parents beforehand. Her senior night highlights a major part of her college experience. Keep in mind that this proposal would be a public affair.  

Another spot could be the park on campus. Take your loved one to a picnic lunch in the gazebo. Bring romantic music and enjoy each others’ company. This would be a more intimate setting for a proposal. 

Curahee Mountain would be a great spot for someone who loves the outdoors. Curahee offers great views of the surrounding area. The spring and fall would be optimal times to go, because it can get cold in the winter out on the mountain. Bring a blanket and set up a nice place to sit and enjoy the view. 

For a bookworm, a proposal in the library would be great. Hide a series of clues in some of your loved one’s favorite books that lead to a place in the library, maybe a favorite reading spot, where you are waiting to propose. Be weary of others when doing this, and respect the quiet floors. Unless you want to die, I would not advise doing this during finals week. Also make sure to hide the clues right before so that the books you hide the clues in don’t get checked out. 

No matter where you propose, be sure to do something personal for your significant other. Tailor it around the relationship. Be elaborate if your relationship is elaborate, and if it simple, make the proposal simple. Make sure it is not about you, but about both of you. 

Don’t rush into it and have fun. You are about to ask someone to spend the rest of their life with you, so it’s okay to be nervous. Don’t get so caught up in the moment that you forget to ask the question. 

Tell them what they mean to you and why you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Then make sure to ask, “Will you marry me?” It’s kind of important. 

Have someone capture the moment so that it is a memory that can last forever. 


Make sure to avoid these spots if you’re planning to propose on our beautiful campus:
– The Cafeteria
– Pleysier’s class when in session
– Jenkins lobby
– The wetlands