THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS | Aug. 29, 2021

Students walk up Ho Plaza on Wednesday, the day before the fall 2021 semester began. (Julia Nagel/Sun Assistant Photography Editor)

Outside of Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell Hillel hosts a Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday. (Julia Nagel/Sun Assistant Photography Editor)

On Wednesday night, the eve of the fall 2021 semester, Cautious Clay performed on Schoellkopf Field. Sponsored by the Cornell Concert Commission, this concert signified Cornell’s first in-person musical performance since the start of the pandemic. (Ben Parker/Sun Senior Editor)

Cautious Clay, whose music spans a variety of genres and instruments, sings on Schoellkopf Field on Wednesday night.

In Photos: 2020, Reviewed

Photos at the start of 2020 mirrored previous years: crowded ClubFests, student activism, Ithaca weather and hockey games. But as a raging pandemic canceled events and closed campus, the photos depicted a shift in daily routines and customs that defined an unforgettable year. Here’s a look at 2020 — often called historic, unprecedented and one like no other — in photos.