Wondering what to bring with you this summer? The first rule of packing is to set out everything you want to bring, and then cut it in half. You'll want to leave room in your luggage for any gifts or souvenirs you will bring home. If you forget something when packing, don’t worry. Chances are you will be able to get it in New York City.


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Suggested Packing List

  • Light and cool clothes: It’s hot during the summer! Be sure to bring cool clothes. Lighter colors are better for sunny days.
  • Light jacket or sweater: The odd evening can get cool and air conditioning indoors can be strong, so bringing something to layer is a good idea.
  • Walking shoes: You will be walking everywhere. And we mean…everywhere! A pair of comfortable, supportive shoes will see you through the day.
  • A set of older clothes you don’t mind getting dirty: A good idea for the times you decide to take a run along the Hudson River and get sweaty or you decide to participate in one of the community service projects we will offer during the program.
  • A set of nicer clothes: A good idea for the times you decide to attend a more formal event like a Broadway show or dinner cruise.
  • Reusable water bottle: Stay hydrated! Drink water, drink water, drink water!
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Backpack or similar bag for books and personal items
  • Notebooks, pens, and other items you would like to use for class: Know your study habits and bring what you need–there is no set “school supplies list” in college.
  • Camera
  • Journal/diary
  • Extra spending money
  • Valid photo ID or passport
  • Health insurance card

Stock Your Residence Hall

  • Cleaning supplies for your room and bathroom
  • Alarm clock
  • Headphones: So you don’t disturb your roommate or neighbors
  • Linens: Students living on campus will need to bring extra-long twin sheets for their beds and a set of towels.
  • Personal items from home to make your room cozy and comfortable: Anything you know you can’t live without, whether it is your favorite movie poster, a picture of your family pet, or your childhood blanket or stuffed animal (we won’t judge–everybody has one).