Photo by Tommy LaVergne

Come rain, come snow. Rice’s campus and the city had a taste — and then some — of both in 2017. Students, faculty and staff were surprised with this serene and unlikely scene on campus in December, providing one early riser with a picturesque walk to Lovett Hall. While the fluffy stuff didn’t last long, there was enough accumulation for a few hours of snowman building, and the perfect photo opportunity for senior university photographer Tommy LaVergne to capture this rare occurrence.