W&M students enjoy a snowy weekend

  • Snow at W&MSnow blanketed the Hampton Roads area on Jan. 30, 2010. The Williamsburg area received about six inches of snow during the weekend.

    Photo by Christina Bullock '10

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MStudents engage in a snowball fight in the College's Sunken Garden.

    Photo by Christina Bullock '10

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MStudents show off an array of boot fashions.

    Photo by Ebony Cornitcher '12

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MBailey Thomson '10 and Kristen Pantazes '10 jump in the snow.

    Photo by Christina Bullock '10

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MStudents have some fun in the snow on Saturday, Jan. 30.

    Photo by Christina Bullock '10

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MBrett Meulmester '10 and Jon Conway '12 take a break from playing football in the snow.

    Photo by Bailey Thomson '10

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MKira Allmann'10 and Chase Hathaway '10 take a photo in front of the Wren Building.

    Photo courtesy of Chase Hathaway '10

    Snow at W&M
  • Snow at W&MStudents enjoy the approximately six inches of snow that blanketed the College campus.

    Photo by Cherrie Soloria

    Snow at W&M
Tweets and Facebook statuses were being updated by the minute Friday night about the chance of a blizzard in Williamsburg. The next morning, William & Mary students woke up with much excitement to a winter wonderland outside their windows.

“At first no one really believed the weather report, but it happened.” said Hannah Goldberg ’10.

According to a Richmond Times-Dispatch article, Williamsburg received about six inches of snow during the weekend storm. Other nearby areas reported 10 inches or more. The Hampton Roads area and College have not seen that much snow in years.

Goldberg is one of the many students who experienced their first significant snow at the College.

William Morris ’11 noted, “I had been waiting for enough snow to go sledding since the 9th grade and finally we got it on a weekend. It was awesome.”

Plans for organized snow-ball fights and sledding adventures began early Saturday morning. One could find hall mates making snowmen outside of the Caf (Commons Dining Hall) on new campus, and watch friends taking pictures with a snow-covered statue of Thomas Jefferson on old campus.

Though the College was closed due to inclement weather, it did not stop students from taking the trek to the local Wawa or going for evening jogs down Duke of Gloucester street.

For many, the snow could not stop tribe pride. Hundreds of students came out to support Tribe athletics at the victorious basketball game on Sunday evening against Drexel.

“If nothing else, the snow was a great way for me to spend time with my roommate. We are usually really busy, but Mother Nature reminded us of how important it is to spend time with the people we care about ,” said Casey Sears ’11.