Weather and Clothing
The weather in the Shenandoah Valley varies greatly during May and June. It can be as cold as 10 degrees C (50 degrees F) or as hot as 32 degrees C (90 degrees F). There can be periods of rain or dry heat. Spring is usually, however, quite pleasant.
Bring along an umbrella, a light jacket, sweaters, warm socks and shoes, in addition to hot weather clothing. If you enjoy physical exercise, you may also want to bring along clothing suitable for such activity. Community life is an important part of the SPI experience. Many optional activities will be planned for you, possibly including hiking and swimming. You may want to bring along appropriate clothing for such activities if you wish to participate. You are also encouraged to bring the traditional clothing of your region. One evening during each session, we will celebrate the food, clothing, and cultural traditions of SPI participants.
EMU does have coin-operated laundry facilities on campus, in Hillside Suites.