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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Kery from Sacramento, CA
  • Aug-28-2014 I am a current student here

    SOU is about a mile from downtown Ashland, and its an easy walk. Also, there are plenty of outdoor activities in the area, such as hiking or river rafting.

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  • Kaylie from Long Beach, CA
  • Jul-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Ashland is a cute, artsy little college town. Tons to do. If your into a more city vibe, there are bigger cities a short drive away.

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  • Leanna from Santa Rosa, CA
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a past student here

    Ashland is an interesting little town, and not at all short on natural beauty. Spring and fall are especially nice. Downtown and Lithia Park are charming, and there are some great hiking spots. Keep in mind, Ashland is a tourist destination (for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), not a typical college town. February thru November is the Shakespeare season, so there are almost always plays to see.

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  • Savel from Talent, OR
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Ashland is situated in the Rogue Valley, which is surrounded by the beautiful Siskiyou mountains. Right from campus you can go hiking, mountain-biking, snowboarding and more. There are a lot of clubs on campus that are very active so it is easy to find people that want to do the same things as you.

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  • Current Student
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    There's tons to do in downtown Ashland. The local shops cater to a variety of interests. Also, the bigger city of Medford is only 20 minutes away.

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  • Laura from Wilsonville, OR
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    There's always something going on around campus so if you wanted, you would never have to leave campus. But if you want to see a movie, there are two in town and one of them is only a few minutes walk from campus. Downtown Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with plays (both Shakespeare and others) showing most of the year. Downtown is also a great place for shopping and everything can be found there from clothes, to books, to vinyl records, to all things nerdy. Ashland also has several nearby hiking trails and has a wide variety of outdoor activities available.

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  • Britni from Portland, OR
  • Aug-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Ashland is a small town, but there are often activities on campus. The music and theatre departments have performances that are free to students.

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  • Susan from Medford, OR
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    SOU has on campus museums and clubs. The city of Ashland has a huge art community that includes friday art walks where you can enjoy the galleries of the city free of charge. There is also The Science Works that teaches children about science but is also great fun for adults. There is also camping, swimming, picnicing, horseback riding and lots of other fun activities. If a student has a car there are lots of great places to see and explore not far from campus. If a student doesn't have a car there are student bikes available and lots to do in town.

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  • Taylor from Salem, OR
  • May-23-2013 I am a current student here

    There are parks all around Ashland, the lake is just 10 min away and down down is in walking distance. Its a tourist town, so there's lots to do, even outdoor activities!

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