Emory's quad covered in snow
Emory's Dooley statue covered in snow
Barren trees and snow cover campus
Cox Hall is surrounded by snow
Woodruff statue covered in snow
Emory grounds covered in snow
Emory gate coated with snow
Emory gate coated with snow
A student makes a snow angel
A student makes a snowball
Students pose for pictures in the snow
Students keep covered as they walk around campus
Students pose for pictures in the snow
Emory staff work on keeping the grounds safe for the Emory community

Photos: Snowy start to spring semester

Jan. 17, 2018

Today was scheduled to be the first day of spring semester classes for Emory’s undergraduate students, but instead, the campus was quiet and beautiful this morning, as the university closed due to snow and frigid temperatures.

By afternoon, students were out enjoying the snow, while Emory staff members worked around the clock to keep the campus safe and provide necessary services. Emory University will also remain closed on Thursday.

While snow is uncommon in Atlanta, this was the second snowfall of the academic year. The university also closed early Dec. 8 when a rare early storm blanketed the campus in white, delaying the end of first-semester final exams.