In the past two weeks the Greater Philadelphia Area has seen a lot of snow. Though snow days this semester look different from years past, Eastern students have still found a way to enjoy the wintry weather despite classes remaining online during numerous snowstorms.
Eastern University’s beautiful campus has become even more alluring covered in almost a foot of snow and students have found lots of ways to enjoy it. Walking through the campus you may notice footprints telling the tales of wintry fun past, and snow people melting, freezing, and melting again. Sledding tracks, salted paths, and snow angels all stand as hallowed reminders of the snow days celebrated this semester.
From snowball fights to ice fishing, Eastern students have found a number of creative ways to enjoy the weather. Some students have even been found sledding down the hill next to Kea-Guffin dormitories on plastic trash can lids!
Other students have enjoyed these snow days in a different way: snuggled up with a cozy blanket, hot chocolate, and a good book. Our dorm rooms have become a haven from the icy winds and frigid temperatures. Online classes have been a wonderful escape from walking across campus and bearing the cold.
Campus activities aren’t the only things for Eastern students to enjoy on snow days. Fennimore Park pond often freezes and provides a place for lovers of ice skating and ice hockey. This park is available to the public and within walking distance of Eastern University. There are also a number of parks in the area for students to enjoy hikes and walks with friends. Wissahickon Valley Park, Pennypack Park, and trails along the Schuylkill River can provide the beauty and calm students are looking for this winter. When hiking, make sure to wear appropriate footwear to avoid slipping and falling.
Though snow days look a little different this year, Eastern students have made it clear that they don’t intend to stop the frosty festivities for anything. Some professors have even been so kind as to make classes asynchronous during storms, to encourage exercise and play during these winter months.