Feb. 7, 2022
Spartans commemorate a snowy day on campus with a photoshoot. Getting that perfect shot is trickier than it looks when you’ve got snowflakes getting in the way! Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The Resilient Oak lives up to its name, weathering a winter storm in 2022 with as much strength as it did in 2016, when it was damaged by a storm and survived being split in half. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The Spartan accumulates a new suit of snowy armor during the storm. Luckily, he looks as great in white as he does in bronze. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
“Children Reading,” a sculpture by artist Clivia Calder Morrison that resides outside Williams Hall, creates the appearance of being huddled up for warmth under a blanket of snow. The sculpture was created in 1938 as part of the Federal Arts Project and Works Progress Administration, and was glazed and fired by Detroit-based Pewabic Pottery. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Viewing campus from the driver’s seat of a campus snow plow makes us especially grateful for the Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities crew that clears more than 100 miles of sidewalks and more than 50 miles of roadways on campus every time snow falls. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
When a snow plow can’t reach an area, it’s time to break out the shovels. Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities crew members make sure the path to Beaumont Tower is clear during a winter storm. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Just as a true campus icon should, Beaumont Tower manages to stand out even in the midst of a blizzard. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A snow-covered campus allows small details, like the soft glow of illuminated paths near the statue of John Hannah, to take center stage. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A pop of green and a helmet stencil add Spartan spirit to the winter snowscape. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Dramatic students strike a pose against the windows of Crossroads Food Court, located within the international Center. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students escape from the cold into the warm MSU Union. The Union is home to a wealth of student resources, including study space, retail and dining options, an art gallery and the North Neighborhood Engagement Center. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though walking through campus during a snowstorm isn’t always fun, finding a fellow Spartan to accompany you will always make it more enjoyable. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
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