NEVER get dressed before you check the weather. You don’t know it yet, but weather.com is your new best friend.
The trees on the Tufts campus have an uncanny ability to keep their leaves much longer than you’d expect, which is both gorgeous and deceptive, as losing leaves usually corresponds to dropping temperatures. On these alternatingly mild and chilly fall days, make sure you layer up, because the weather in the morning may not be the same in the afternoon. Take advantage of the incredible foliage – as long as you bundle up, this is prime time for a walk through the trees or a trip to go apple-picking. I recommend the latter, regardless of your feelings about apples; it’s surprisingly fun!
Additionally, the Bostonian weather gods love crafting days which are both sunny and freezing cold, which is why looking out your window isn’t enough to properly gauge the day’s weather. On such days, the lower campus center and the Tower Café are prime locations to park yourself, because they have huge windows and great food, to both enjoy the sun and keep away from the cold.
If and when record-breaking snowfall nixes any desire to go outside, I recommend the following: sleep in (no alarm), order either groceries or takeout, grab your stuffed Jumbo, and snuggle in for some serious movie/TV-watching. The first few rounds of snow are delightful, especially if they’re accompanied by cancelled school – there are few things more thrilling than sledding on the President’s lawn and behind Miner Hall – but at some point, cozying up inside just becomes more appealing.
That’s it. That’s all you need to know to live in Boston in the winter (i.e. 6 months of the year).
Oh, I also saw a guy sweeping the snow off his driveway a while ago. So, yeah, there are better options. Don’t do that either.