Students enjoy a snow day at Oxford College.

Photos: Oxford gets snowy start to semester

A winter wonderland greeted Oxford students expecting to start their first day of spring semester.

Instead of the start of classes, Oxford students got an unexpected day off when the college closed due to snow and frigid temperatures locally and on Emory University's Atlanta campus.

While snow is uncommon in Atlanta and farther south in the state, this was the second snowfall of the academic year. The campus also closed early Dec. 8 when a rare early storm blanketed the campus in white, delaying the end of first-semester final exams.

Oxford main entrance in snowy scene

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Special thanks to the Oxford students who shared their photos of snowy day adventures for the start of spring semester. 

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