Jan. 30, 2023
After a few weeks of drab and rainy weather, the beauty of snow falling over campus is almost worth all the cold and ice that comes with it. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Mirrors in the Minskoff Pavilion of the Broad College of Business create the illusion of a parallel world. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Snow satisfyingly caps the top of each pillar in the Benefactor’s Plaza. The plaza honors some of MSU’s most generous donors, and was completed with its final inscriptions in 2018. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Trees in the Munn Pinetum look noble and proud against the snowy sky. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The red brick arch of Chittenden Hall acts as a beacon during snowfall, inviting Spartans in and shielding them from the snow. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The entrance to W.J. Beal Botanical Garden feels enchanted and mystical draped in a thick blanket of snow. 2023 is a special year for the garden, as it celebrates its 150th anniversary as a living laboratory on MSU’s campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Having frozen over with a thin layer of ice, the pond of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden is the perfect place to visit and take in the natural splendor of winter. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though campus always feels quieter on a cold winter day, the path between the MSU Library and W.J. Botanical Garden is filled with footprints, letting you know that there are plenty of fellow Spartans facing the cold alongside you. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Lights on the MSU Library bridge reflect against the snow along its railings, creating a path of bright light as the sun sets. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
There’s nothing like relaxing with a hot drink at the end of a long, cold day, and the Gallery at Snyder-Phillips, one of MSU's residential dining halls, is the perfect place to grab a coffee or tea and take in snowy campus views. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
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