A very fun aspect about moving to Ohio from Oklahoma is that it snows a lot more here than it does back home. Some people might strongly disagree with the sentiment that this is fun, but coming from a place that doesn’t receive much snow annually makes it really exciting to live in Columbus where it snows regularly! Growing up, I always loved snow days, and they happened so rarely that I still get excited for snow– even if it doesn’t mean that school is cancelled.
Columbus receives 22 inches of snow per year. This really is not that much in the grand scheme of things, and is actually even less than the average U.S. city, but it is still more than twice as much as the amount that my hometown annually receives. Extra snowfall obviously comes with some additional perils in terms of getting to campus, but if you drive with caution and give yourself extra time, you shouldn’t have too many problems (barring any issues with other reckless drivers). Last week, we received about 4 inches of snow overnight and that meant when I arrived on campus early the next day, there was a beautiful scene of untouched snow all over campus.
A fellow ambassador for the MAcc program, Rachel Cox, wanted to go outside and explore the campus in the snow, so I tagged along with her. As I mentioned, I really love snow, so I got a little caught up in the moment and decided to do a snow angel– business casual clothes and all. If any future students are worried about the weather in Ohio, just remember: it still snows less than the average U.S. city, and when it does snow, it can actually be pretty fun!