Weather is weather, and everyone likes different weather. The biggest problem with Florida is that it virtually has one season. The days are warm or hot with frequent rain. Of course, there are the risks of a hurricane coming through, which DeLand has seen before. During past hurricanes, Stetson University had substantial damage. Hurricanes are the worst of the weather that will happen, though the heat and humidity can be rough. At times, the heat can reach up into the 90s with humidity hitting from 75 percent to 100 percent. These conditions can really kill a student who might not be used to the harsh conditions, especially on move-in day or when going between classes.
Aside from the negatives, there is a great upside to such weather. Being that it is Florida, this hot weather is great for those who love going to the beach, which is only a 15-minute drive away. Beach lovers will appreciate this weather since they will be able to go to the beach well into fall. The cold weather is spotty and hits hard from December through late February. Remember to pack for summer-like weather, but also bring a few winter clothes for when the time comes.