Xueli Qiu

Picture of a sunset over the University of Delaware campus during the winter

A cozy afternoon

by Xueli Qiu, ’24
iPhone 13, 2023

Major: Human Development and Family Services

It was a sunny afternoon last winter. I felt happy after I immersed myself in studying at Morris Library. Every time I just walked fast and didn’t pay much attention to our campus. That day, I slowed down and took a minute to take in my surroundings. I found that the campus was so lovely, even on a chilly day. Suddenly I felt connected to UD. It was the first time I felt I belonged since my journey began three years ago online during the pandemic. I took my phone and captured that moment.