Scores of Wayne State students met and made snowy battle just south of Adams Field at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, a university snow day.
Justin Wagner, a WSU student in his third year pursuing a bachelor's in the Department of Theatre, organized the event while in class on Feb. 1.
"I actually only invited 20, 25 people, but it obviously grew to a huge number," he said.
By the time the snowball fight ended, 232 people had RSVPed, and Wagner said some people who said they were going to participate hadn't pre-registered.
Wagner said the Theatre Department organized a snowball fight last year, and he knew there would be a snow day.
"I figured, 'That was pretty fun, so let's do it again this year,'" he said.
Wagner said he only knew of one other organized mass snowball snowball fight in a Michigan university – one at Michigan State University – and that it was not nearly as big as WSU's.
The fight lasted about an hour, and numerous attendees said they enjoyed it, one of whom was WSU student Logan Bonathan.
"That was epic, purely epic," he wrote on the snowball fight's Facebook page. "I have never felt so...cold, exhilarated, and happy (sic)."