by ABBEY MAGNET
Photo & Sports Editor
As snow fell upon Mary Washington’s quiet campus on the night of Monday, Jan. 15., one could only hope for an extra day off before the semester officially started. The following morning, Eagles arose to a winter wonderland—a campus covered with a beautiful white blanket of snow. As a result of the overnight snowfall, the first day of UMW’s 2024 spring semester was canceled.
Due to the predicted snowy forecast for Tuesday, a decision was initially made on Monday evening to cancel classes until 11 a.m. for the following day. However, the decision was re-evaluated in the morning and classes were canceled for the entirety of the day instead. In addition to safety information that was communicated to the campus community via email, students were also informed that they could take advantage of the first snow of the year without classes getting in the way.
With classes canceled, students partook in various activities throughout campus on their day off, with some spending time outside building snowmen, taking photos with friends or adventuring out to find the perfect hill to sled down. Meanwhile, others stayed inside where it was warm, enjoying the wintery scenery from the comfort of their beds.