• A student-organized snowball fight broke out on Killian Court on Saturday after the height of the storm had passed.

    Photo: Alexander Leder

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  • A passerby in front of the illuminated Great Dome as the blizzard neared its peak on Friday night.

    Photo: Anirudh Sharma

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  • Killian Court covered in snow.

    Photo: Avishek Biswas

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  • Approximately 2 feet of snow fell in Cambridge.

    Photo: Avishek Biswas

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  • A student-organized snowball fight broke out on Killian Court on Saturday after the height of the storm had passed.

    Photo: Avishek Biswas

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  • MIT President L. Rafael Reif, center, joined the snowball fight on Killian Court.

    Photo: Christine Reif

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  • The snow reduced visibility on Killian Court.

    Photos: Emile and Alejandro Zarate

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  • The steps at MIT's 77 Massachusetts Ave. entrance were kept clear through the diligent efforts of employees of the Department of Facilities.

    Photos: Emile and Alejandro Zarate

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  • Time for a snow angel!

    Photos: Emile and Alejandro Zarate

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  • Some meltable graffiti appeared on one of the pillars to the Massachusetts Avenue bridge over the weekend.

    Photo: Namir Jawdat

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  • With automobile travel banned statewide, the carless Massachusetts Avenue allowed more room for pedestrians.

    Photo: Namir Jawdat

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  • Some preferred to traverse campus on skis.

    Photo: Wei Guo

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  • Kresge Auditorium's roof matched its surroundings.

    Photo: Namir Jawdat

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  • Bicycles in front of the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) were almost completely buried by the massive storm.

    Photo: Namir Jawdat

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  • The view from W20 toward 77 Massachusetts Ave.

    Photo: Namir Jawdat

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  • The sun sets over the snowy scene in front of the Zesiger Center (Building W35).

    Photo: Narmada Herath

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  • As the blizzard howled, streets near campus were deserted.

    Photo: Nicola Ricci

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  • Members of MIT's Chocolate City got together for a group outing in the snow.

    Photo: Rene Peters

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  • Chocolate City members pose for a snowy photo.

    Photo: Rene Peters

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  • Chocolate City members pose with President L. Rafael Reif and his wife, Christine, during the snowball fight on Killian Court.

    Photo: Rene Peters

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  • The snowball fight provided students and community members with midwinter entertainment.

    Photos: Katia Shtyrkova and Jonathan Morse

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  • This snowdrift made for a convenient makeshift tripod.

    Photo: Chong Yang

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  • The snow also provided an opportunity for some temporary messages.

    Photos: Katia Shtyrkova and Jonathan Morse

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  • Putting the 'I' in MIT!

    Photos: Katia Shtyrkova and Jonathan Morse

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  • A sculpture near Killian Court has a new look following the blizzard.

    Photo: Jouya Jadidian

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  • A lone individual skied along the Charles River.

    Photo: Chong Yang

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  • Boats on a dock along the Charles River are barely visible after the storm.

    Photo: Stijn Van de Vyver

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  • Facilities crews worked hard over the weekend to clear the snow as quickly as possible.

    Photo: Jouya Jadidian

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Slideshow: Snow days

Members of the MIT community revel in a wintry wonderland.


An historic snow storm rolled through New England on Feb. 8 and 9, closing down much of the region — including MIT. Community members used the opportunity for some midwinter entertainment, and a student-organized snowball fight on Killian Court drew many participants, including MIT President L. Rafael Reif and his wife, Christine.

Here are just a few submitted photos from the storm. If you have other photos you'd like to submit, email them to campus-news@mit.edu and we'll try to include them.


Topics: Campus buildings and architecture, Campus services, Community, Facilities, Staff, Student life, Students, Weather

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