Climate and Clothing
New Jersey is a mid-Atlantic state, so you should come prepared for variable weather: very cold winters, hot summers, and pleasant days in between. The temperature may frequently drop to between 5 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -15 degrees Celsius) in the winter, with high temperatures 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (32 to 35 degrees Celsius) and high humidity in the summer.
What to Bring - What to Buy:
Carefully plan what clothing items to bring with you and what you can wait to purchase after you arrive. Factors to take into consideration include: cost of shipping, additional baggage charges, immediate need, cost differential. You will need warm clothing for the colder months (late October through April), including sweaters, a heavy lined-coat or warm jacket, hat, gloves, scarf and boots; a hooded raincoat is also recommended. For the warmer months (late April-September) you should plan for cooler clothing, including shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tank tops. For special occasions and events, it is recommended that students have formal or semi-formal attire, which may include a suit, shirt and tie, formal dress, and evening wear. The U.S. style of clothing is generally informal so students generally dress casually for class and most campus activities. Therefore, informal clothing such as slacks, zippered jackets, blouses, blue jeans, sweaters, and shirts are acceptable for women as well as men. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.