Suggested Packing List

Please help our community maintain valuable cleaning standards by bringing less stuff overall. Bring or purchase the minimum amount of bedding, towels, clothing and decorations you will need. We fully respect and support each student’s desire to make their space personal and comfortable. And we also recognize the importance of keeping all areas as clean and healthy as possible.

CLOTHING

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OTHER ITEMS

  • Bedding - sheets (2 sets, twin extra-long 39”x80”), towels (2 sets), blankets/comforter (a pillow is provided)
  • Shower caddy
  • Cell phone and laptop chargers
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric or conventional razors (boys must be clean-shaven during the academic day)
  • Laundry bag, clothes hamper or basket
  • Clothes hangers
  • Small fan
  • Umbrella
  • Backpack or shoulder bag

Each student room has a bed and mattress, pillow, desk lamp, wastebasket, desk and chair, chest of drawers, and closet or armoire. Student houses are not air-conditioned. Washers and dryers are available for student use and require quarters or a debit/credit card to operate. Many students choose to bring a small area rug (2.5’ x 3’) to place next to their bed, as rooms are not carpeted.

Vending machines with drinks and snacks for purchase are available in each house.

Please note: Walmart is a 15-minute drive from campus. Target is about a 30-minute drive. For those students traveling a distance, it may be easier to purchase some items upon arrival. A minibus for students travels to Walmart every Sunday afternoon, and the on-campus bookstore stocks school supplies as well as Abbey apparel.

What NOT to bring is sometimes just as important as what to bring!

Due to safety and fire code regulations, please refrain from bringing the following items to campus:

  • Candles/scented warmers
  • Electronic heating devices (hot plates, coffee makers, toasters, irons, electric blankets, etc.)
  • String lights
  • Halogen lamps or non-LED lamps
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Inflatable chairs
  • Milk crates
  • Refrigerators
  • Pets of any kind
  • Motorized vehicles (hoverboard, scooter, etc.) Skateboards, bicycles and manual scooters are allowed after the academic day, but only if the rider wears a helmet
  • Large tapestries or other fabric decorations for student room walls
  • Monitors larger than 27" in diameter

What NOT to bring is sometimes just as important as what to bring!

Due to safety and fire code regulations, please refrain from bringing the following items to campus:

  • Candles/scented warmers
  • Electronic heating devices (hot plates, coffee makers, toasters, irons, electric blankets, etc.)
  • String lights
  • Halogen lamps or non-LED lamps
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Inflatable chairs
  • Milk crates
  • Refrigerators
  • Pets of any kind
  • Motorized vehicles (hoverboard, scooter, etc.) Skateboards, bicycles and manual scooters are allowed after the academic day, but only if the rider wears a helmet
  • Large tapestries or other fabric decorations for student room walls
  • Monitors larger than 27" in diameter