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What to Bring

Checklist & How to Pack

It's pretty easy: bring what you need to survive for the week, but don't overpack. Linens and a pillow are provided in each room, but you're welcome to bring your own if you want. All classroom supplies are provided.

The following is a general list of what you can expect to bring. If your exploration requires additional or special equipment, we'll let you know in the Welcome Packet you'll receive beforehand. A more detailed packing list will also be sent out with your Welcome Packet. All courses should plan to bring long pants and closed-toed shoes in case of lab work.

Items to bring

  • Light jacket
  • Heavy sweatshirt
  • Rain jacket/umbrella
  • Clothes that can get dirty (jeans, t-shirts, etc.)
  • Closed-toed shoes (mandatory for lab classes)
  • Long pants, long sleeved shirts (mandatory for lab classes)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush/paste, etc.)
  • Prescription medications
  • Small personal fan
  • Spending money (recommended $7-10 per day)

Optional Items

  • Laundry supplies
  • Alarm clock
  • Recreational/outdoors equipment
  • Swimsuit/beach towel
  • Laptop*

*There are public computers available in the campus library. Students do not have access to campus wi-fi, but are welcome to bring laptops for games, word processing, etc.

Do not bring

  • Illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia
  • Fireworks or other explosives
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons (including pocket knives)*

*Pocket knives are permitted for the backpacking programs only. The knife must be checked in to the front desk upon arrival. It will be returned to you when you depart on your trip.



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