As it turns out, time does, indeed, fly when you're having fun. It's an idiom that's certainly withstood time's test, and one that rings endlessly true at West Virginia University.

If you've been a visitor of the Photo Essays page of this site over the last few months, you've no doubt noticed that we, the photo team at WVU, have started publishing a monthly recap of each previous month's photography. 

Those monthly features, plus more specific storytelling opportunities, have given us a new, aesthetically pleasing platform to share our photography while providing a view into life at WVU, our students, our faculty, staff and alumni.

What better way to expand on that than to take a larger look back into 2023 as a whole? There's no better time to do that than now, as time continues to fly and cruise right into the second month of 2024. 

Let's take a look back at the year through categorized collections and highlight some of the best, and favorite, images our photography staff took throughout 2023.