As a College embedded deep in the Northeast region of the United States, we are no stranger to snow. However the relationship between us and the snow is certainly love-hate. The only time most of us consider those fluffy white flakes as a friendly acquaintance is when a snow day ensues.
The feeling of waking up to a text message alert at 6:40 a.m. is just utter joy. “Classes on (noted day/month/year) will be cancelled.” A text like that is hard to compete with in regards to the happiness you feel upon decoding its letters whilst partially asleep.
Within the past two weeks Springfield College has already been struck with multiple snow storms resulting in two snow days and not to jinx it, but more snow is expected in the weather report this week.
Springfield College Assistant Director of Student Activities Annie Warchol and the entire Student Activities staff work extremely hard to make Springfield College the most fun it could possibly be, no matter what the weather.
During this past Monday’s snow day, the Warchol created a website to inform all of the students of the prospective snow day activities.
Some of the Springfield College residence life activities during Monday’s snow day consisted of:
Every Hall Outdoor Olympics — noon – 5 p.m.
Contingent upon the status of the weather, hall staffs will activate “outdoor winter games” that will provide fun activities for individual or multi buildings. These activities can range from: Snowman Building Competitions, Sled Relays, Scavenger Hunts, Snowball Battles, etc.
Every Hall Study Coco Kiosks — noon – 10 p.m.
Resident directors will identify specific areas within their respective halls for students to study at their leisure.
Every Hall Snow Day Game Extravaganza — 5 – 9 p.m.
Resident assistants will provide various indoor gaming activities for residents to become engaged (i.e. pool tournament, Wii Challenges, board games, etc.)
Some of the Springfield College Campus Union and Wellness Center activities during Monday’s snow day consisted of:
Campus Union Activities
Stop on by the union desk from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and you will be able to sign out board games. The Bistro will also be open for you to watch TV.
Campus Recreation Activities
The gym will be open for you to use from10 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as the use of volleyball courts, basketball courts, and other activities. You may also sign-out snow shoes at the front desk.
A huge thanks to Annie and all of the Student Activities staff, as well as the students and staff of the Campus Union and Campus Rec!
May your future snow days be safe and enjoyable!