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)

Foss residences. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Foss residences. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

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The start of the flurries. (Photo by Jonas Powell ’18)

Snowy branches on Foss Hill overlook South College and memorial Chapel on March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Snowy branches on Foss Hill frame South College and Memorial Chapel on March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Boger Hall and Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Boger Hall and Usdan on March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Photo by Deb Katz, director of marketing.

Usdan and North College, March 7. (Photo by Deb Katz, director of marketing)

Emmanuel Paris-Bouvet, director of language resources and technology and visiting instructor in romance languages and literatures, pulls his son, Lucas, down Wyllys Ave. in a sled. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Emmanuel Paris-Bouvet, director of language resources and technology and visiting instructor in romance languages and literatures, pulls his son, Lucas, down Wyllys Ave. in a sled during Winter Storm Skylar. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Allbritton Center. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Photo by Serena Witzke, visiting assistant professor of classical studies.

Snow-covered campus streets. (Photo by Serena Witzke, visiting assistant professor of classical studies)

Photo by Nathan Pugh '21.

Lawn Avenue during Winter Storm Riley, March 6. (Photo by Nathan Pugh ’21)

Photo by Jonas Powell '18.

Clark Hall and Olin Library after Winter Storm Riley. (Photo by Jonas Powell ’18)

Nora Faye '19

Snowball fight! (Photo by Nora Faye ’19)

Davison Art Center, March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Davison Art Center, March 13. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Snowy campus path, March 6. (Photo by Kenny McKee-Proctor ’20)

200 Church Street residences. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

200 Church Street residences. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Center for the Arts. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Center for the Arts during Winter Storm Skylar. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Photo by Jonas Powell '18.

Snowy campus streets. (Photo by Jonas Powell ’18.)

The Center for the Americas. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

The Center for the Americas. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

The McKelvey "Green." (Photo by Olivia Drake)

The McKelvey “Green.” (Photo by Olivia Drake)