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3 College Junior

Weather: We get a lot of rain, but other than that the weather is usually pretty nice.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Coming from the north, the weather in my opinion's pretty nice. Pretty mild winter though it does snow sometimes. Which isn't really a bad thing cause school and classes are pretty much is paralyzed with any hint of winter weather

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is generally really nice.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Spring and fall are beautiful at wake

4 College Freshman

Weather: Fairly warm and sunny throughout the year. A little rainy and windy but not bad at all.

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The weather in Winston-Salem and on the Wake Forest campus is simply glorious but has the variety of four distinct seasons. The hot North Carolina summer that you will enjoy upon arrivial transitions into a balmy fall that is conducive to both being outside and wearing short sleeves.

Beginning in the middle of November, it starts to get chilly outside. You can easily spot students who are from the south by their scarves, gloves, and heavy jackets that they wear at the slightest nip in the air. Winter in Winston-Salem also brings the occasional snowfall, which, apart from being a lot of fun, usually cancels classes. The first few snowflakes that fall have the students hoping that they will receive that special e-mail. 

Spring in the south is gorgeous, and Winston-Salem is no exception. Students really take advantage of the weather, and you will always find people outside socializing, running, or studying. Something important to know is that the campus walkways flood when it rains. This means that you should either invest in a nice pair of rain boots or plan on dodging puddles along the way to class.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 72 °F
Spring - Low: 46 °F
Summer - High: 87 °F
Summer - Low: 65 °F
Fall - High: 72 °F
Fall - Low: 48 °F
Winter - High: 53 °F
Winter - Low: 30 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.95 in./month
Summer: 3.85 in./month
Fall: 3.61 in./month
Winter: 3.74 in./month
What to Pack
  • Fleece/jacket
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
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