Once you get accepted to JSU and decide to make Jacksonville your new home away from home, there is only one thing left to do: pack. Overall, the weather is pretty balanced. Keep in mind that you don’t need to bring clothes for every season all at once. If you plan to go home during breaks, you can easily trade your T-shirts for sweaters or vice versa.
During the fall months, the coolest days will be in the high 50s, and the warmest days will be in the low 80s. A light jacket, T-shirts, and jeans work nicely for this time of year. In December and January, you can expect the coolest days to be in the low 30s and the warmest days to be in the mid-50s. This means that sweaters, jackets, and whatever else you need to keep warm are a must, especially since you will be walking around on campus quite a bit.
Things begin to warm up a bit February through April. Expect the coolest days to be in the low 40s and the warmest days to be in the mid-70s. Layers are best for this time of year because a day that starts off in the low 50s could reach the mid-70s by lunchtime. Also, you can expect quite a bit of rain during these months, so bring an umbrella and rain boots.
From May through August, you will begin to feel the full effects of living in the south. The coolest days will be in the upper 60s and the hottest days will be over 100 degrees. Staying cool is essential, not only for your comfort but for your heath as well. No worries though, kiddos. When the heat gets to be too much, just swing by Stephenson Hall and go for a swim in the Olympic-size swimming pool.