UTD students, Dallas-born and international alike, maintain a love/hate relationship with the weather in Dallas. The "love" part, however, prevails for the better part of the year, and is only replaced by discontent when summer takes over from May to September, which includes only two months of the fall and spring semester, so students have plenty to rejoice about when they compare the weather here to that of any other places up north.
That being said, North Texas’ summer is truly unforgiving. The temperature can reach and stay at 110 F for weeks on end, without a drop of rain to ease it. This misery is typical of August and September, and sometimes even carries over to October. When fall comes, however, life on campus blossoms. The sun, wind, temperature, and even rain are all just right, and, by Halloween, people have already forgotten how they nearly died of heat just weeks before. Believe it or not, there has been snow in Dallas; however, it’s always risky to bet on a snowy winter. If you are one of those snow lovers, there’s still a bright side to it: Legend has it that any amount of snow or ice on campus can easily translate into an extra week or two of winter break. (Talk about snowphobia!) The transition into spring in March is pleasant yet subtle, often recognized only by the start of outdoors intramural tournaments.