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Snow Day 2015

With classes canceled, Tigers romp on the Quad

Photos by Tanzi Propst, Hanna Yowell and Morgan Lieberman
Published Feb. 16, 2015

A snowfall that began Sunday night and continued through Monday morning closed Mizzou's campus on Presidents Day. Classes were canceled and most offices were closed, but Campus Dining Services, Mizzou Rec, the Student Center and Ellis Library remained open for students on campus. Tigers gathered on the Quad to play in the fresh powder and hold a high-noon snowball fight.

The university resumes regular operations Tuesday, Feb. 17, with a chilly forecast likely to ensure the longevity of campus snowmen.

Morgan Magid, Jared Kaufman, Brooke Auer, Taylor Ysteboe, Erin Bormett and Anna Maples (left to right) help each other build a fort on the quad. The freshmen spent their snowday taking part in the snowball fight at noon. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Morgan Magid, Jared Kaufman, Brooke Auer, Taylor Ysteboe, Erin Bormett and Anna Maples (left to right) build a fort on the Quad. The freshmen took part in the snowball fight at noon. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Ally Nuttall blows a handfull of snow into the air with her friends. Nuttall is a sophomore and spent part of her snowday playing in the snow before the snowball fight commenced. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Ally Nuttall blows a handful of snow into the air with her friends. Nuttall, a sophomore, spent the morning playing in the snow before the snowball fight commenced. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Madison Stanze takes a selfie with her boyfriend, Austin Schlager, for Snapchat. Stanze had buried Schlager in the snow for fun. Photo by Tanzi Propst

Madison Stanze takes a selfie with her boyfriend, Austin Schlager, for Snapchat. Stanze had buried Schlager in the snow. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Sophomore Amanda Walters throws snow into the air, overjoyed that Mizzou called a snowday. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Sophomore Amanda Walters throws snow into the air, overjoyed that Mizzou called a snow day. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Sophomores Jill Murray, Allie Landreth, Morgan Lieberman and Caroline Gjerstad (left to right) pose for a GoPro selfie. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

Sophomores Jill Murray, Allie Landreth, Morgan Lieberman and Caroline Gjerstad (left to right) pose for a GoPro selfie. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

Team members measure up the opposing players, feeling confident with their ample stock of snowballs. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Team members measure up the opposing players, feeling confident with their ample stock of snowballs. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Students on the Quad took sides and began a snowball fight. The event went in spurts, depending on how fast each team could recreate snowballs. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Students on the Quad take sides and begin a snowball fight. The event happened in spurts, varying by how fast each team could recreate snowballs. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Jared Kaufman prepares to throw another snowball at Rachel Foster-Gimbel. The opposing team members didn't seem to mind a face full of snow. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Jared Kaufman prepares to throw another snowball at Rachel Foster-Gimbel. The opposing team members didn't seem to mind a face full of snow. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Suriya Johora delivers a snowball with fire in her arm and a smile on her face. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Olaf the snowman poses for a portrait. "I just hope the sun doesn't come out anytime soon," Olaf said. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Olaf the snowman poses for a portrait. "I just hope the sun doesn't come out anytime soon," Olaf said. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Jack Harvel rests at the base of a column to recuperate from the snowball fight. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

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