Because Cedar Crest is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, there are definitely four seasons every year. When students arrive in the fall, it's often still very warm, so T-shirts and jeans or shorts are standard during the first month or so of class. Depending on the year, it starts to get cold in October or November, and by December, fleece, wool, or down coats are a necessity. You generally don't have to break out the snow boots until after winter break. There will usually be snow through January and February, and it's important to be careful when traveling off campus; Cedar Crest does a great job of keeping its roads clear, but not all of the neighborhoods around are as fast or as efficient.
When it finally starts to warm up again in March or April, you'll be grateful for the change—even the April showers that never seem to stop! One of the best things about Cedar Crest in the spring (or fall) is the trees; April brings the cherry blossoms, and October is the best month for red and orange leaves.