Type of clothing: Clothing: informal and varied. Bring hats, gloves, mittens, warm woolly socks, boots or heavy shoes, and warm outer clothing. You can never have too much polar fleece. If you plan to play in the snow, be prepared to dress in layers and put your feet in warm boots. The walkways are cleared of snow daily. Some like to dress up for the graduation ceremony and dinner-dance, some don't. It's your choice.
Sports: hiking boots, Nordic skis, snowshoes, sled, snow saucer, ice skates. XC skis and poles and snowshoes are available for a very small rental fee from the Office of Student Life.
Miscellany: To help assure your creature-comfort needs are met, you might want to consider bringing a surge protector-combo-extension cord, an extra lamp, a face cloth, an alarm clock, a bathrobe, slippers, a coffee mug, and ground coffee (if you’re a hard-core, round-the-clock coffee drinker), waffle (egg-crate) mattress, music. You might want to bring your own fat bar of soap, sheets, and bath towel, if you don't like basic institutional issue (tiny bars of soap, white flat sheets, and very small towels). Note: Extension cords without built-in surge protection are not allowed in student housing. Candles and incense are also not allowed in the student houses.
Storage: You may leave a box of your "stuff" here between residencies. Please note that our storage area is on the third floor of a building with no elevator. We require plastic storage boxes with good lids (Rubbermaid or such available at the Bookstore) clearly marked with your name and graduation date. Typical stored items: reading lamp, bedspread, pillow, big bath towel, seasonal clothes, a fan, etc. We cannot store unboxed items.