UNH is in the heart of New England, and that means the weather changes about every five minutes. There is absolutely no consistency in the climate here—it’s kind of like Mother Nature’s little freak experiment. UNH gets the best and the worst of every season, so bring a little bit of everything. Students normally agree that the best season is usually the fall, when the leaves turn beautiful colors and the weather is mostly stable. You can usually get away with a T-shirt and shorts just about every day of the fall. However, many beachgoers say that summer is the best season because of the close proximity of the coast. During the summer months, many UNH students take advantage of the beaches nearby because the warmer weather allows them to frequently do so.
Each winter brings different amounts of snow. On average, the campus sees a moderate one or two feet of snow, so don’t be afraid to bring your snow gear to play in. In spring, the campus is drowned in mud, but the temperatures usually allow you to break out the lighter clothes once again. Although you will need a varying degree of clothing to keep you comfortable around campus, the weather is usually right in the middle of the spectrum.