Illinois State University was looking its snowy best all throughout December and break, as winter made itself known at commencement and again just before students returned to campus.

Every month on the STATEside campus blog, we use Storify to give our readers a “best of” photo gallery, powered by tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts from the previous month.

So here’s a look at the best photos of the Illinois State campus community on social media in December 2013 and winter break.

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