July weather conditions

Summer is typically hot and humid in the mid-Atlantic. July temperatures average in the high 80’s and often surge into the 90’s, unless thundershowers are present. Bring casual and comfortable lightweight clothes, with a scarf, windbreaker or light sweater to transition into much cooler air-conditioned spaces. Wear a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, and sunglasses for activities outside and plan accordingly for field trips. Umbrellas are useful to have handy for the occasional shower and scorching sun as well.

Things to consider packing:

  • Baby/child stroller or wagon / wheeled carry-all
  • Clothes hangers
  • Electric fan or white noise machine
  • Flashlight
  • Flip - flops or shower shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Reading lamp
  • Small coffee maker and personal snacks
  • Toiletries including soap, body wash, shampoo
  • Small cooler (refrigerators not available)
  • Umbrella
  • USB cord for Ethernet (** free and dependable Wi-Fi available all-over campus to conferees)