Friday, March 20, marked the first day of spring, and it wasn't long before this seasonal shift became gloriously evident on Dickinson's campus.
Frisbees, footballs and birds were in the air as April progressed and temperatures reached a record high by month's end.
And, just as robins signal the return of spring in much of this country, students signaled spring's arrival on campus by dusting off Dickinson's iconic Adirondack chairs and enjoying the campus' lush green lawns and newly budding plantings.
Students enjoy free Rita's Italian Ice, courtesy of the Career Center.
Students cool down with some free refreshments.
The campus is adorned with flowering trees.
A tree boasts new spring buds on the John Dickinson Campus.
A variety of tulips frame the Dickinson College sign in front of Waidner-Spahr Library. Last year, plantings such as these earned Dickinson a perfect five-star rating for its botanical garden-like beauty in a Harrisburg Patriot-News survey of regional campuses.
Friends gather for relaxed conversation on a beautiful, sunny day.
Many students said goodbye to their winter clothes when temperatures rose into the 70s and 80s.
A student finds a quiet spot to study in the sunshine.
Students flock outside under a canopy of flowering branches.
Students aren't the only beings who call Dickinson's campus home.
Text by MaryAlice Bitts
Photos by A. Pierce Bounds '71