#EKU Snow Day!

EKU students got an extra two days of winter break unexpectedly thanks to snow storms and frigid temperatures that started moving through Central Kentucky the day before spring semester was set to start.

Students who already had returned to their residence halls didn’t seem to mind, though. Many gathered up anything resembling a sled, or packed a few snowballs, and headed out to enjoy their extended holiday.

Snowfall on Monday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, dropped about four inches across The Campus Beautiful, blanketing EKU grounds, buildings and landmarks. The wet, but powdery, snow was perfect for hitting the slopes, making snow angels and staging snowball battles.

Sub-freezing temperatures and another short snowfall made it difficult to clean roads throughout the region, leading EKU to close for a second day on Wednesday, Jan. 17. (Classes had initially been scheduled to start Tuesday, following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.)

Dining halls were still open, and shuttle access was available as well to help students make the trek across campus for a bite to eat.

With temperatures expected to warm up over the next few days, the Colonel community looked forward to getting back to its regularly scheduled programming. But, for many, the snow days were a welcome surprise and a relaxing way to kick off the Spring 2018 semester.

Photos by EKU campus photographer Amanda Cain and student photographer Eyouel Mekonnen.

Students recycled campus signs for sledding.
Students used inner tubes to hit the slope by the Ravine.
A snowball battle was waged in Powell plaza.
Sullivan Hall in the snow.
An aerial shot of the snow-covered Ravine
A student made a snow angel.
EKU's famous Daniel Boone statue covered in snow.
Snow-covered trees made The Campus Beautiful even more beautiful.
The Ravine in the snow.

Published on January 17, 2018

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