Students at Illinois State University were met with unusually warm weather this February, followed by a surprise snow day on the 24th.

February is always a special month on Illinois State’s campus because of Founders Day. This year we celebrated the University’s 159th birthday. In addition to this celebration, it was a great month to #BacktheBirds as the men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons.

Every month on STATEside, we share some of our favorite photos of Illinois State that were posted by Redbirds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from the previous month, using Storify.

Here are our favorite photos from February 2016:

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