No matter how familiar they might be with cold weather, most Notre Dame students spend the winters covered in down jackets so thick that they can't put their arms down, and hats and scarves pulled so tightly that all you can see are eyes peering out into the snow.
However, one of the worst things about the seasons is the unpredictability. There will be days when it's beautiful, sunny, and warm, right next to days when you have to walk around bundled up and shivering. At least the spring thaw gives you something to look forward to. Until then, be ready with layers of clothing, a sturdy coat, and maybe even a sun lamp.