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Snowball Fight

The weather forecast for this afternoon is predicting snow—lots of it. Snow isn’t a stranger to the Swannanoa Valley, but we’re not used to measuring it by the foot either. Usually our winters grace us with a handful of snowfalls that drop anywhere from a sifting to a nice four inches or so—enough to play in but not enough to cause problems. This afternoon, as the cloud cover gets darker and thicker, it may bring a foot or more. Again.

Red Barn

Just last month, on December 18, we got as much as 14 inches on some parts of campus over a 48-hour period. It was the last day of classes before winter break, and many students found themselves stranded by the sudden snowfall. While college staff pulled together to keep the cafeteria open and serving hot meals, the campus erupted in snowball fights, and some impressive snow forts appeared at strategic locations.


Melissa Ray Davis ’02 and the Yearbook Crew grabbed cameras and headed out to document the incredible transformation that the campus undergoes when winter weather arrives. Melissa put together some of her best to share with you—this is probably what the campus will look like again in a few hours.

See more images on our Flickr account.

Garden Cabin