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

    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.

    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.

    Killian Court covered in snow.

    Photo: Avishek Biswas

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  • Approximately 2 feet of snow fell in Cambridge.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Some preferred to traverse campus on skis.

    Photo: Wei Guo

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  • Kresge Auditorium's roof matched its surroundings.

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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