It’s winter time in State College! People can put away their vests and take out their parkas because it’s the beginning of a cold winter. A lot of freshmen are not used to the cold weather so soon and they have to be prepared, especially on game day. I would advise investing in a big puffer jacket and numerous scarves (this applies to men and women). I would also recommend getting heavy duty boots that are insulated. It’s the middle of November and the forecast tomorrow is 20 degrees with a high chance of snow. The worst part about the winter in State College is the extreme temperature changes once you get to class. You will need to bundle up in order to get to class but the heat is on high in the classrooms. I would definitely recommend a lot of layers in the winter so you can be comfortable inside and out of the classroom.
I got my winter jacket during Thanksgiving break of my freshmen year. I bought my jacket during the holiday’s so I got it at a great price! I definitely wouldn’t wait too long to get one because they are in a high demand this time of year. I got my puffer jacket at Macy’s and they always have weekly sales. I have a thick knit scarf that was made by my sister and I wear it every day. It is an infinity scarf and it keeps me warm while I walk to class. To keep my ears warm, I have the Nittany Lion headband and it is perfect for game day. On game day, I layer up and invest in hand warmers. They are sold at McLanahan’s or CVS and it is a wise purchase. It can get pretty chilly at games and you don’t want to miss a game because it’s too cold.
Winter at Penn State can get pretty brutal and we are infamously known for not canceling class. Luckily, Penn State has heated side walks and classrooms are always nice and toasty. The Creamery has the best hot chocolate and it is always a great ending to a cold day.