“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.