Tuesday was the University of Maryland's first snow day of the school year. From attempting to build igloos to braving the Pi Day pizza line at Blaze, here's how some students spent their day off.
La Plata Beach, 11:30 a.m.
"[I'm going to] build a snowman, have a snowball fight with friends, make snow angels and drink hot chocolate. Lots of hot chocolate." — Rhianna McConnell freshman psychology major
Terrapin Row, 12 p.m.
"I'm going to enjoy time with my fraternity brothers, and then once that's over, I'm going to get caught up on my work and study for my exam." — John Swanton, junior public health major
"I'm currently planning for spring break, hopefully going to Smokey Mountains in Nashville. I have a summer application due tomorrow I'm applying to and hopefully going to play in the snow and play in the snowball fight on McKeldin. And we'll hopefully make pancakes — it's sort of a tradition." — Ateret Sultan-Reisler, junior art history and psychology major
Bagel Place, 1:48 p.m.
"I might do a little bit of work, and I don't know if the snowball fight is still going on, but I might go to that. … I got invited to a day drink, but I'm not going to that." – Karoline Huang, sophomore public health science major
McKeldin Mall, 2 p.m.
"I have tried using the [dining hall] tray as a sled a bit today, but it hasn't worked out that well, but I want to try it again today soon." — Bill Shi, freshman computer science major
McKeldin Fountain, 2 p.m.
"I'm going to hang out with these losers [her friends], do homework and watch a movie." — Gillian Kramer, junior special education major
South Campus Dining Hall, 2 p.m.
"I've been catching up on homework. Catching up on reading my book. This is Natches [her dog], he's cold and wet and not happy." — Ali Truland, sophomore philosophy major
McKeldin Mall, 2:42 p.m.
"I'm learning to snowboard, and it's going but it's hard. … I stopped successfully once." — Holly Liu, senior accounting major
Outside Xfinity Center, 3:15 p.m.
"For years, all I've ever wanted to do is build an igloo, and today was the day. After an hour of hard work and numb limbs, the walls just wouldn't stay up, so we called it a day and topped off the igloo with a sled. I guess that's what happens when you ask music majors to make an architectural masterpiece." — Sara Glasser, freshman music education major
South Campus Commons 4, 3:45 p.m.
"I've got two exams and a project due tomorrow, so I was hoping to spend some time with my friends, but I'm just studying all day. … I have very little time to relax, unfortunately, I'm headed to McKeldin right now to work on my [computer science] project." – Brennan Steedman, junior computer science major
Outside Memorial Chapel, 4 p.m.
"We made slow-mo videos of each other sledding. I made a snow angel, and we even yelled the Maryland fight song across the mall with another group on the other side. It was a good day." – Jasmine Baten, freshman English major
Inside Commons Shop, 4:30 p.m.
"So initially I was going to get some cheaper pizza from Blaze but there was a really long line, so I was just like screw it. … My goal originally was to eat pizza for every meal today." – Nicole Burgos, freshman psychology major
"I'm just staying in, staying warm, got to study for an exam tomorrow." – Idris White, sophomore communication major