Seventy-five degrees and sunny—what’s not to love? Weather may not seem like a big deal, but when’s it’s this nice, it is! The weather at CMC is more than just weather; it plays a major role in the SoCal lifestyle. When it’s always warm and sunny, people always want to be outside and social. Life’s more balanced because it's impossible to stay inside on a perfect day.
There is a rough patch when school first begins (temperatures hit 100° F), but it’s a dry heat, which makes it bearable. Some dorms have air conditioning, but for those that don’t, September heat is rough. The rainy season starts in late January and continues until early March, but a SoCal rain season isn’t as dramatic as you think. Over the course of two months, it’ll rain a dozen days, and it’s rare to have rain more than two days in a row.
Most students wear casual shorts, tees, and jeans all year-round, and of course, flip-flops. During the winter months, most people work up to sweatshirts/light jackets. It is smart to have rain boots/an umbrella because CMC wasn’t really meant for the rain (no covered walkways, etc). Because the weather is so amazing 99% of the time, students are constantly taking weekend outdoor trips to the beach, mountains, and national parks.