Whether you’re from New England, California, or down the road in Columbus, Kenyon College has a weather pattern for you! Overall, the weather is fairly mild, but for those not used to having four seasons, it can come as a bit of a shock. The early months of the fall semester tend to be hot and muggy, before finally giving way to a brisk autumn. Winter is very cold and snow-filled, an unfortunate fact that requires both rain boots and mittens. Spring brings rain and a lot of it, causing walking paths to flood.
The most important weather-related thing to keep in mind at Kenyon is the volatility! What looked like a beautiful morning on the way to breakfast can quickly turn into a torrential downpour on the way back to the dorm, and it’s important to be prepared for all scenarios. Most students simply carry a waterproof bag with their things rather than worry about hauling an umbrella.