The weather seems to pose a problem to the common JMU student, but it still has its moments. In fact, for the final months of each year, JMU students soak up the warm sunlight around the Quad/Village area. For the majority of freshmen living in residences devoid of air conditioning, fall tends to leave them a bit irritable. The first months are the hardest, with temperatures rising up to the 80s or 90s on a typical day. Winter seems to be a welcome visitor for freshmen, as they can finally experience a little bit more comfort in their hot dorm rooms.
With the erratic first couple of months, students tout umbrellas, good walking shoes, and the appropriate attire to combat Mother Nature's tempestuous mood swings. Some days, you don't know whether you'll be greeted by a cold gust of wind or a muggy cloud of heat. Many students see fit to pack loads and loads of summery attire while still saving room for some sweaters, gloves, and scarves.