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The Top Photos of 2019

Rainbow over Campus

Aug. 22, 2019

Rainbows emerge over Harrisonburg after a brief summer downpour.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Momentum Experiment

Sept. 19, 2019

Students in a physics class taught by Professor Buddy Wilkins congregate around a laptop to review data from their momentum lab.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Abigail Shelly

March 8, 2019

Abigail Shelly, a member of EMU’s new women’s triathlon team, trains at Westover Pool.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Fallen Leaves

Nov. 19, 2019

Shades of wet autumn leaves litter the ground beneath a gingko tree next to the Sadie Hartzler Library.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Royals Ball

Dec. 7, 2019

Beneath the colorful flags and lights lining the Hall of Nations, students dance the evening away in their glamorous dress, including bow ties and...bunny ears [look closely].

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Talibah Aquil

May 2, 2019

Talibah Aquil (left), a graduate student at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, rehearses for her capstone presentation, "Ghana, Remember Me.” The performance included poetry, dance and music to share the stories of people from the diaspora who return to Ghana in search of identity and community.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

WCSC

Nov. 4, 2019

Students studying at EMU’s Washington Community Scholars’ Center enjoy a walk along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Move-in Day

Aug. 24, 2019

Move-In day marks the start of an exciting new chapter for first-year students, as family and friends help bring belongings into residence halls.

Photo: Jon Styer

Old Rag

Nov. 3, 2019

On a morning hike to Old Rag with the EMU Explore Club, Ben Stutzman leaps effortlessly between boulders.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Men's Soccer

Oct. 12, 2019

A full moon peeks between the clouds as the starting lineup is announced at the men’s soccer match at Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Photo: Macson McGuigan.

Golf Simulator

Nov. 14, 2019

A member of the golf team practices chips, putts and drives at a new simulator located on campus.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Lighting of the Green

Dec. 16, 2019

The inaugural Lighting of the Green celebration featured the lighting of festive Christmas lights along walkways and buildings.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Autumn Colors

Oct. 30, 2019

Nidhi Vinod glides through a sea of orange leaves on her bicycle as she heads Common Grounds Coffeehouse.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Corhaven Graveyard

Sept. 18, 2019

Emmanuel Boamah visits Corhaven Graveyard in Quicksburg, Virginia, during a field trip for an interdisciplinary senior seminar taught by literature professor Marti Eads and music professor James Richardson.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Homecoming Celebration

Oct. 11, 2019

The Chamber Singers perform at Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

MSN Group Work

Sept. 24, 2019

Master of Science in Nursing students work on a group project on the balcony of the Campus Center.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Student Studying

Oct. 1, 2019

Donaldo Lleshi studies an anatomy textbook in the Suter Science Center hallway.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Students Walking to Class

Oct. 21, 2019

Students enjoy coffee and company between classes.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

New Student Tradition

Aug. 25, 2019

First-year students cheer on student-athletes Emma Hoover and Ariel Barbosa as they "carry the torch" across the front lawn and onto the Campus Center balcony for the inaugural “lighting of the flame” ceremony.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

International Food Festival

Sept. 20, 2019

Melissa Kinkaid serves food to fellow students at the International Food Festival on Thomas Plaza.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Cadaver Lab

Oct. 1, 2019

Students in Professor Julia Halterman’s anatomy and physiology lab use an iPad to identify body structures during cadaver dissection.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Cadavers Memorial

Dec. 4, 2019

Students release lanterns during an end-of-the-semester memorial service for those who donated their bodies to science.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Homecoming Fun Run

Oct. 12, 2019

The color powder station of the Choose Your Own Adventure Fun Run at Homecoming and Family Weekend is a favorite — among other stations for petting puppies, blowing bubbles, and more.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Good Weather Groovin'

Sept. 12, 2019

Good Weather Groovin', hosted by the music department and the Art Club, offers open mic opportunities, piano painting, watermelon and relaxation.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

SOAR Games

May 17, 2019

The Rock Paper Scissors tournament heats up during SOAR Weekend for new EMU students.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Spikeball

Feb. 4, 2019

On an unusually warm February day, students play a round of Spikeball on the front lawn.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Commencement Ceremony

May 5, 2019

A proud graduate during EMU’s 101st Commencement.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Spring Colors

April 22, 2019

New spring leaves turn a vibrant crimson-colored red.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Lighting of the Green

Dec. 9, 2019

Students participate in the Lighting of the Green celebration.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

ACE Festival Biology

April 18, 2019

A student presents her research findings to a professor during the Academic and Creative Excellence Festival.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Explore the Rock Wall

Feb. 21, 2019

Aaron Horst rapels after summiting the rock wall in the University Commons.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

O Chem Lab

March 28, 2019

A student works during an organic chemistry lab.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Spring Snow

March 21, 2019

Visual and Communication Arts major Tone Parker takes photographs of campus.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Beauty and the Beast

Feb. 27, 2019

Elizabeth Eby paces downstage in her lead role as “Belle” in the spring musical production of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Switzer Lake

June 27, 2019

Summer evening light reflects on Switzer Lake, a favorite spot for student excursions in the local George Washington National Forest.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Hammocks

Feb. 4, 2019

Students take advantage of warm weather by stringing up a hammock to study in.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

Royal Treatment Ribbon Cutting

Jan. 21, 2019

The new Royal Treatment Barber Shop, a student lounge space in University Commons, hosted a grand opening ceremony during the campus’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

CJP Blessing

May 5, 2019

New graduates share congratulations with classmates at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s traditional post-graduation blessing ceremony in Martin Chapel.

Photo: Jon Styer

Autumn Colors

Oct. 30, 2019

A group of students walk across the front lawn on their way to class on a gorgeous fall day.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

EMU Hill Sunset

Sept. 27, 2019

Silhouetted onlookers atop the EMU Hill take in the final moments of a September sunset.

Photo: Macson McGuigan

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