If you want to attend IUP then you shouldn't have any qualms with cold weather, sudden changing weather, or wet weather. The sun doesn't shine often and when it does, it is usually interrupted by rain. Students considering attending IUP should have interest in activities other than academics since there are many opportunities for other things to fill your day with. And students should also not feel the need to have lots of shopping centers or big places of off campus entertainment near by since this is such a small town. Pittsburgh isn't too far of a drive though if you ever feel the need for something more exciting.