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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually good. It isn't uncommon to find people laying around in the grass all over campus, or sitting outside enjoying the sunshine or the breeze. The only issue is rain, rain on campus makes miniature, puddles are everywhere, so rain boots are a must-have.

4 College Freshman

Weather: With all the snow this past winter, there was always people sledding. meet some great new friends

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winters are very cold, which I personally hate but some of my friends enjoy and also helps us get a few days off in January/February. The worst thing to me is the wind. The spring time is very rainy but the temperatures are nice. The summers get very hot.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Sometimes we do not get weather alerts until I actually get to campus and then it is canceled. Since I do not drive and have to take the bus, it is almost 2 hours to get to class. So, by that, I would waste 4 hours going to a closed campus and then coming back home. It becomes very frustrating sometimes.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The sidewalks aren't well taken care of on campus, especially the outside staircases, which there are a lot of.


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Generally, Baltimore County has coastal weather, with a climate comparable to most cities located on the East Coast. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are damp and cold. During the summer, temperatures can rise into the 90s; in contrast, it reaches freezing at the height of the winter. Winter snowstorms are very uncommon—snow falls tends to be around three or four inches. As a consequence of this, UMBC seldom closes because of inclement weather. This greatly affects commuter students, which is roughly half of the student population at UMBC, since even mild snow will affects their arrival to campus.

If you like to be updated about the weather, UMBC has its perks. The University has its own detailed weather page ( with forecasts; humidity, pressure, and ozone levels; temperature; and wind speeds. This information is updated by students in the atmospheric physics graduate program. You can also see it every time you log into your student account. Also, in cases of inclement weather, UMBC students can often count on rapid responses via text message, e-mail, and through the school’s webpage about possible delays or closings.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 67 °F
Spring - Low: 48 °F
Summer - High: 88 °F
Summer - Low: 71 °F
Fall - High: 70 °F
Fall - Low: 53 °F
Winter - High: 47 °F
Winter - Low: 31 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.79 in./month
Summer: 3.76 in./month
Fall: 3.57 in./month
Winter: 3.41 in./month
What to Pack
  • Coats for cold weather
  • Flip-flops for warm weather
Did You Know?
In 2009-2010, the Baltimore area was hit with its worst snowfall in 110 years. Nearly 80 inches of snow blanketed the area that winter! (The average annual snowfall is about 20 inches).


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