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Canada Geese Graze and Greet Wesleyan Students

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A gaggle of Canada geese visited campus on Feb. 22 to enjoy a grassy area for feeding. Although some geese migrate, they’re also year-round Connecticut residents and are frequently seen on Andrus Field in February and March. Canada geese prefer wide-open spaces for grazing and breeding. More than 25 geese gathered in this area and greeted Wesleyan students as they walked by. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Blizzard Engulfs Campus on Feb. 7

During the 2021 spring semester arrival period, a heavy winter blizzard engulfed campus on Feb. 7. More than 6 inches of snow fell within a few hours. (Photos by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)

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A student walks across the McKelvey Green during the winter storm.

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Davison Health Center.

Snow Dusts Campus during Winter Recess

Light snow dusted campus Jan. 26–27, while students were away on winter recess. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

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Andrus Field glimmers with fresh snow behind College Row.

Snow covers an evergreen hedge on Pine Street near several wood-frame student houses.

Snow covers an evergreen hedge on Pine Street across from several wood-frame student houses.

Snow Squalls Power through Campus

A snow squall stormed through Connecticut On Jan. 30, forming nearly white-out conditions on Wesleyan's campus. Temps plummeted from 30 degrees at 4 p.m. to 5 degrees at midnight.

A snow squall stormed through Connecticut on Jan. 30, forming nearly white-out conditions on Wesleyan’s campus. Temperatures plummeted from 30 degrees at 4 p.m. to 5 degrees at midnight. Pictured is Foss Hill.

The Russell House and corner of High Street and Washington Street.

The Russell House and corner of High Street and Washington Street.

Alpha Delta Phi.

Alpha Delta Phi.

Winter Ice Storm Freezes Wesleyan’s Landscape

Following a winter storm and subzero temperatures on Jan. 20-22, students returned from Winter Recess to a campus crystallized in an icy sheathing. Several trees on campus succumbed to broken limbs.

Pictured below are scenes on campus on Jan. 22: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Winter Storms Blast Campus During Spring Break

Andrus Field and College Row, March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Back-to-back snowstorms hammered Wesleyan’s campus on March 6–7 and again on March 13, while students were preparing for—or away for—spring break.

Winter Storm Riley swept through campus on March 6–7 with blustery winds and heavy snow, and Winter Storm Skylar delivered a constant stream of flurries to Middletown on March 13.

“As students and faculty were preparing for spring break (staff at Wesleyan mostly work straight through), the New England winter reminded us all that the season wasn’t quite done blanketing our campus,” President Michael Roth wrote in his blog. “It’s beautiful, but it’s slippery. It’s fun to slide down Foss Hill, but it’s cold and wet. Spring will arrive . . . meanwhile midterms, papers, theses and snow.”

Photographs of the storm, taken by Wesleyan students, faculty and staff, are below:

Astronomy Department. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Astronomy Department during Winter Storm Skylar, March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)

Photo by Emily Chackerian '20.

William Street during Winter Storm Riley, March 7. (Photo by Emily Chackerian ’20)

Spring Break Begins with a Snowy Start

Wesleyan’s midsemester recess, otherwise known as spring break, began with a snowy start on March 10. On March 14, Winter Storm Stella powdered campus with an additional foot of snow. Classes will resume on March 27. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Enjoy spring break from these lounge chairs on Foss Hill.

Enjoy spring break from these lounge chairs on Foss Hill.

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Students and their canine companion enjoy the snow on Andrus Field.