After a weirdly warm start to winter, New Jersey saw its first snowfall of the season this past weekend. Here at Rutgers, it was blizzarding for almost 24 hours, with accumulations of about two feet! All of this snow definitely made things on campus very interesting.
Of course, this kind of weather calls for the appropriate clothing. Some were prepared, and some definitely were not. If I didn’t have my winter coat and boots, this weekend would have been terrible! The bus system was shut down on Saturday due to unsafe driving conditions, so trekking through the tundra to the dining hall was a must, unless my floormates and I decided to survive on granola bars and ramen.
Despite this weekend’s struggles, I would not have wanted to be snowed in anywhere else! Before the weather was too bad on Friday night, my friends and I took a trip over to Rutgers Cinema on the Livingston campus, where we watched a screening of Dirty Grandpa. Luckily, we were able to make it back to our dorm on College Ave safely. By the next morning, the storm didn’t look like it was stopping anytime soon, so we made the best of our situation. There is nothing better than cuddling up with hot chocolate, a good movie, and even better friends. Once the wind died down, we had a blast sledding and having snowball fights. At Rutgers, there is always something fun to do on campus, rain, shine, or snow!
I am an out-of-state student from northern Connecticut, so the snow is nothing new to me, but I’ve made a few friends from California, and the snow is totally new for them. Whether you love or hate the snow, Rutgers in the winter is truly unique.