Layers are the key to dressing for the weather in Nashville. When the seasons are changing, weather can be very bipolar—it’ll be 85 and sunny one day, 48 and raining the next. That being said, Belmont students are lucky. The summers are scorching, but by the time classes start, the 100-degree days of June and July are long gone. Temperatures are usually in the 80s for the first month of school. When the leaves begin to change in October, Belmont’s campus looks like something off of a University recruitment poster—it’s beautiful. The colorful trees make it seem like the air should be crisper, but lately, Nashville’s had a lot of Indian summers that have lasted through the end of the month.
Winter in Nashville is sort of a subjective experience. Students who grew up in the South hate the cold temperatures, and you’ll see a lot of Facebook statuses lamenting the change in the weather. But if you’re from the North, Nashville’s winter is mild at best. The temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees. Snow-deprived students make the best of the few flurries that fall; you’ll usually see a snowman on the quad that’s been painstakingly rolled from an inch of ground cover! Thankfully, the winter doesn’t last very long, and spring at Belmont is just as pretty as the fall. It seems like tulips are planted and replanted around campus every other week, and you’ll see students returning to the quad to study as early as March.