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The Winter Essentials Every Delaware Valley Student Needs


Posted on November 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The start of your second semester at Delaware Valley University coincides with the start of winter. This means colder temperatures, chattering teeth and possibly copious amounts of snow. And although you can cross your fingers and hope for a snow day, chances are that DelVal students will have to embrace the cold on their way to class, so it’s best to be prepared for the winter elements. 

To help you prepare for the upcoming winter, we’ve created a checklist for you to follow to make sure that you have all of the winter items you need. Continue on for more. 

Base Layers
Warmth isn’t always a fashion statement. Sometimes, in order to stay warm, you have to sacrifice looking good.

Base layers such as long sleeve undershirts and underwear may seem odd, but they’re instrumental for keeping you warm as you trek from class to class in the cold. If you plan on partaking in winter activities such as sledding or snowball fights, these pieces of clothing are a must. Plus these base layers are generally cheap, so as a broke college student, you can stay warm without having to break the bank.

You need a coat during the winter at DelVal. Wool or down jackets are two of the most popular materials for outerwear that look great and will keep you warm. However, you shouldn’t make your decision based on style. If a warmer coat doesn’t look as fancy, you’ll still end up more comfortable, which is the main point of a coat.

Although bargain shopping sounds great for your wallet, a coat is a significant investment and shouldn’t be approached with the mindset of trying to spend the least amount of money. An expensive coat will most likely keep you the warmest and last for a long time.

In the winter, you want to do everything possible to avoid wet socks and wet feet to reduce the risk of catching a cold or getting sick. When the ground is wet or snowy, proper footwear for walking to and from class is required, and the best choice is usually boots. Hiking or snow boots are usually built to be waterproof so your feet can stay dry and warm. Like your coat, your winter footwear isn’t necessarily about making a fashion statement, but an expensive pair of boots will likely keep you the warmest. 

Preparing for winter at DelVal is important for all students. As the second semester starts, you’ll feel the temperature drop, and the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable and cold every day when walking outside between classes or to your residence hall. Take our advice and invest in some warm winter clothes so you can take on the winter season. 

You can learn more about DelVal and have all of your questions answered when you schedule your campus visit.