Packing Check List

The Packing Check-List--Make sure you check-off items as you
pack!
IN YOUR SUITCASE:
Clothes – mostly casual and everything you have that is warm. You don’t need a
whole new wardrobe. It is actually comforting to wear things that remind you of
home.
Tennis shoes for physical activities
A sturdy pair of shoes for rain or snow
A pair of shower shoes for going to the shower
A pair of sandals for warm weather
Scarf, woolen hat, jerseys, gloves if you have them
Track suit
Jeans
Supply of socks and undergarments
Pajamas or nightgown and bathrobe/dressing gown as you may have to go down the
hall to the bathroom and toilet in your dorm.
At least one nice/formal outfit for attending special functions. If you plan to attend
church regularly, perhaps you will want more ties, dress shirts, or dresses as well
*Plan to buy warmer winter clothes in the U.S. upon arrival. The selection here will
be more suitable for the weather.
Linens – dorms do not provide linens, towels, or blankets. You need to be prepared
to buy these on your own upon arrival.
Blankets
Sheets (if you will be living in the residence halls, you will need twin sized sheets)
Pillow
Towels
Washcloths
Enough toiletries for the first few weeks (pack all lotions, gel, and liquids in tightly
sealed plastic bags)
Bars of soap
Lotion
Shampoo & Conditioner
Hair styling products (i.e. hairspray, hair gel, etc.)
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Shaving Cream
Deodorant
Women: a package of sanitary pads or tampons (bring a few in your carry-on just in
case)
Miscellaneous
A small flag of your country if possible
Pictures of family & friends
Anything of sentimental value that will make you feel more at home
Sunglasses
Camera
Hats or caps
Do Not Pack…
• ANY PERISHABLES (DO NOT BRING PERISHABLE FOOD, IT WILL
SPOIL)
• DO NOT PACK YOUR MONEY IN YOUR SUITCASE! ALL MONEY
SHOULD BE KEPT ON YOUR PERSON (IN YOUR WALLET OR CARRY
ON).
IN YOUR CARRY-ON BAG:
Your carry-on bag must be able to fit under your seat, so make sure it is small and
versatile. Ladies can also bring a small purse in addition to the carry on. Bring a jacket
because airplanes can be cold. If you need more covering, the airline provides blankets
and pillows on the flight.
Socks or small slippers to wear on the plane
Information on how to reach the campus, where to get your room key, orientation, etc
A certified photocopy of essential documents: passport, birth certificate, medical
records, national ID card, and visa.
Small address book listing addresses email addresses and phone numbers of friends and
family at home as well as any contacts you have in the U.S.
U.S. cash (at least $100.00 and no more than $300.00)
Traveler’s Checks or a bank draft made out to the University for Tuition and other fees
you owe
One change of clothes in case you or your bags are delayed.
Clearly marked prescription drugs if you are taking them
Small notebook and pen
Book, magazine, crossword puzzles, etc.
Snacks
Small toiletries bag to use along the way (small soap, toothbrush, and small toothpaste,
small lotion, deodorant, brush/comb, Chap Stick, and a small towel)*
*Please check with the airline about restrictions on liquids that can be carried on the
plane.