Moving away from college to attend school can bring with it new weather patterns, more severe winters, and hot summers. Know what to expect from your new location and be prepared to face all seasons. An extremely cold winter may not be the only new thing you have to deal with, though. Natural disasters can occur anywhere within the United States (and the world), and knowing what you might be up against and how to react in case of emergency is essential to your overall safety. Become familiar with the emergency procedures of your school and city, and keep an emergency kit around just in case.