Weather and Dress Code

How to be prepared for New Haven's variable weather, and what to wear


Temperatures for late May and early June in New Haven have been as low as 50 degrees F and as high as 90 degrees F.  In addition, rain and thunder storms are always a possibility.

We strongly advise bringing an umbrella for each attendee and clothing suitable for variable weather.  Please keep in mind that most meals are served outdoors under a tent and cannot be moved indoors regardless of weather conditions, because of the number of alumni and guests attending.



Daytime activities call for casual, comfortable clothes.  Enjoying a walk around campus calls for comfortable shoes.

Evening events, particularly a Class Dinner, will be dressier.  Generally, men will wear jacket and tie, and women will wear comparable attire.  As walking conditions can be uneven and damp, appropriate footwear is again recommended.