The weather in Collegeville runs the full gamut of seasons. The fall is cooler, with leaves changing to brilliant and dazzling colors. Winters are cold with varying amounts of snow. Spring brings plenty of rain and fluctuating temperatures, and summers are very hot and stifling. Students from places like Buffalo or Alaska won't think there is that much snow, and students from Florida or Arizona might not find the summers to be that hot in comparison, but there are definitely four seasons here. And students should come prepared for all of them—boots, gloves, and heavy coats for the winter and light clothing for the spring and summer months. Having an umbrella or poncho is recommended as there can be some heavy storms.
A variety of sporting and outdoor activities can be found year-round because of the four seasons. There is a mountain nearby where students can go skiing or snow-tubing during the winter, and the Perkiomen Trail is a great place to spend a day hiking when the temperatures warm up. What's even better is that the weather never really becomes a serious issue. The school rarely closes for classes due to snow since most students live on campus and walk to class anyway. The weather is a pleasant aspect of Ursinus—colorful falls, snowy winters, budding springs, and hot summers.