In a red hammock stretched from a pine to a magnolia tree, Douglas Tam sat alone.
But then some of his friends from Campus Crusade for Christ, or CRU, drifted over to his spot on Plaza of the Americas and settled into their own hammocks.
Brightly colored Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) and Grand Trunk hammocks regularly pepper the lawn in front of Library West, but Wednesday was different.
It was National Hammock Day, and the UF Hammock Club called students to celebrate.
“If people just hang around, they’ll never really know each other super well,” said Tam, wearing an orange “UF Hammock Hang 2015” shirt.
The goal, he said, is for people to get outside and enjoy the day, and about 15 people came out to the plaza to do so.
“I really like the community aspects of a lot of things,” said Tam, a 21-year-old in UF’s pharmacy school.
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