5 Snowy Columbia Campus Photos to Warm Your Heart

On Dec. 16, 2020, New York City had its first big snowstorm of the year. The Columbia community did not waste the opportunity to capture Morningside campus as a winter wonderland.

December 18, 2020

New York City had its first big snowstorm of the season on Wednesday, December 16, and Morningside campus became a veritable winter wonderland for the day. Here are five of our absolute favorite shots from the Columbia community that warmed our hearts despite the winter chill. And don’t forget to keep tagging us, @Columbia, on Instagram and Twitter with your fantastic photos. 

1.  A Regal Lion on Campus

A grey statue of a lion on a stone pedestal is enshrouded in a blanket of snow.

Gaurav Kulkarni (SEAS‘21) shared this lion statue photo, writing; “The Lion’s got a white mane.”

2. A Flurry Friend on College Walk

A black and tan dog covered in snow sits patiently in the middle of a snowy walkway.

Columbia Engineering shared this snowy pup photo, writing: “Guapo took his friend and our Mechanical Engineering faculty Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy out for a campus walk – and encourages all Lions to take a quick break from studying and enjoy the snow.” Photo by Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy/Columbia Engineering.

3. ‘Hopperesque Quietude’

A figure holding an umbrella walks up the stairs from the 116th St. subway entrance onto Columbia's campus. Snow falls all around in the night time.

On Instagram, Columbia GSAPP student Bisher Tabbaa shared a series of three photos, which @Columbia perfectly dubbed “Hopperesque Quietude.”

4.  An Abstract Perspective

Enlarged snowflakes refract upon a blue sky background looking out over Morningside campus' domed Low library and other buildings.

Masih Tazhibi (CC’21) shared this beautiful abstraction looking over the top of Morningside campus.

5. Snow Angel Aid

Last but certainly not least, Jinhui Cheng (SPS’20) shared this hilarious moment with her pup while making a snow angel on campus. He was just trying to help!

Have a snowy moment to share with us? Tag @Columbia on Instagram and Twitter. And don’t forget to check out this week’s Photo of the Week, which features a perfect snow-laden view of Butler Library.