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3 College Sophomore

Weather: If you're from the Pacific Northwest the rain is nothing new, but if you're a sun-oriented person it should be heavily considered when choosing the U of O. I am from Los Angeles and I did not experience much rain at all before Oregon, and I anticipated far more rain from what I heard from others up here, but after a while it just became the norm. After a while I didn't even notice the rain, and I learned quickly to never go out in the fall or winter without a hood. You appreciate sunny days, and Eugene during the spring/summer is the most beautiful thing ever when it comes alive with of its lovely inhabitants. It honestly isn't THAT big of a deal if you don't mind wearing boots and a raincoat for 4-5 months out of the school year. Invest in some good rain gear and you're set.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Lots of rain but it makes you appreciate the nice days we have.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: If you don't like rain, it sucks. But I like rain.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The rain can be dreadful and not getting enough sun does make it gloomy.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I thought I wouldn't mind the rain before I came here, but after winter term, I realized I was wrong. It really gets to you, and gets really old. That being said, the dreary winter term makes fall and spring that much more special, and seem that much more beautiful. People get so excited when the sun comes out that as soon as it does they are all out laying on the quad tanning. When it is nice, its REALLY nice, and the pacific northwest is gorgeous. The winter rain doesn't make me regret coming here, but it is a downer. But I think the fall and spring (and summer if you stay) more than make up for it.

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In Eugene, expect rain—a lot of it. There is no avoiding this part of the climate, and you can most definitely expect it for six or more months of the year. However, this near-constant downpour adds to the lush beauty of the UO's campus, making everything very green. Although it rains a lot, don't expect a five-hour storm every day. The rain is light and manageable. Once you get used to lugging around your raincoat at all times, you won't mind it. Students often complain about the rain, but most learn to adjust and dress appropriately. Many appreciate the sun much more when it comes around, and there is really no better place than Eugene on a warm spring day. It's key to carry an umbrella or a raincoat all the time because Oregon's climate can catch you off guard pretty easily.

Oregon generally receives a mild dose of all four seasons, without any especially excessive weather. This is nice because you won't get a scathing hot summer or a blizzard in the winter. The autumn is cool and calm, winter cold and wet, and spring warm and bright. If you're around for summer, expect high temperatures and a lot of opportunities for fun in the sun.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 61 °F
Spring - Low: 40 °F
Summer - High: 79 °F
Summer - Low: 50 °F
Fall - High: 64 °F
Fall - Low: 42 °F
Winter - High: 48 °F
Winter - Low: 34 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.69 in./month
Summer: 0.88 in./month
Fall: 4.09 in./month
Winter: 6.77 in./month
What to Pack
  • Rainboots
  • Raincoat
  • Shorts, tanks, sandals for spring and fall
  • Umbrella
  • Warm clothes for winter


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