Jackson has a fairly temperate climate. It won’t force you to run for cover indoors, nor to run for shade outdoors. At certain points in the spring, the campus looks fantastic. Outdoor events usually go off well with few rain cancellations. It doesn’t snow, although you can expect some hail and sleet at odd times of the year. And rain is always, no matter the month, a seasonal expectation.
For the most part, the beauty of the campus is overshadowed by murky autumn weather. It becomes commonplace that, after returning from spring break or the summer hiatus, professors or students that stayed remark about how great the campus was. Nevertheless, the first thing you will hear about Millsaps is the beautiful campus, and that has a lot to do with a forecast that frequently illuminates it.