The scene opens in a beautiful spring day, and the two young lovers are enjoying themselves in the courtyard of the girls' dormitory. As they are leaving, one of them asks the other if he can hold her for a moment. The other responds that he can, but that they should be careful not to let her hold him too long. He then asks where his partner is, and she replies that she would like to know where he is. She then sends him upstairs to the women's dormitory, where he will find her.