Photos: Starting the Year With Snow

Photos: Starting the Year With Snow

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Those on Grounds this week were treated to a pretty sight: the University of Virginia blanketed in snow.

Charlottesville got its first snow of the year on Tuesday, as a few inches of fluffy flakes began to fall in the late morning.

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Students, staff and faculty members back for January term classes paused to enjoy it – wandering the Lawn, snapping pictures of the Rotunda and enjoying a wintry break from routine.

Take a look at a video and some of our favorite photos from the day.

The serpentine walls approaching the Rotunda.
The serpentine walls approaching the Rotunda. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
UVA Health and the School of Medicine shrouded in snow.
UVA Health and the School of Medicine shrouded in snow. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
George Washington surveys the scene.
George Washington surveys the scene. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
John Paul Jones Arena was quieter than usual. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
John Paul Jones Arena was quieter than usual. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
The Lawn was a popular snow-gazing spot.
The Lawn was a popular snow-gazing spot. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
Don’t worry, the Darden School of Business didn’t flood – it’s a reflection.
Don’t worry, the Darden School of Business didn’t flood – it’s a reflection. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
“The Aviator” against a snowy sky.
“The Aviator” against a snowy sky. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
A wintry courtyard scene at the School of Law.
A wintry courtyard scene at the School of Law. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
Flakes coated the twisting limbs of this tree near the Rotunda.
Flakes coated the twisting limbs of this tree near the Rotunda. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
First-year dormitories were largely quiet, as the full student body does not return until next week. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
Nau and Gibson halls, home to many departments of the College of Arts & Sciences, in the snow. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
It looks even better from above. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)

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