What to Pack

Ready to start packing for summer 2022?

We can't wait to see you on campus this summer! Here's a sampling of what you'll need to pack for your Summer Discovery pre-college program. We encourage all families to check-out the local weather for their specific destination to determine if any additional items may be needed. 

We've been doing this for 50+ years, so we've become experts in packing! Our campus specialists and campus directors have shared lists below from their many years of preparing for campus travel. 

Get the printable domestic travel packing list for 2022! 

2022 Domestic Packing List (pdf)


Download the international travel packing list for 2022

2022 International Packing List (pdf)

Ready to start packing for summer 2022?


  • jeans     
  • shorts   
  • short sleeve shirts/tee-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • swimsuit(s)
  • underwear
  • socks
  • light sweaters or sweatshirts
  • casual outfits (khakis, skirts, shirts)
  • fleece jacket
  • loungewear/pajamas
  • rain jacket or poncho


        - bathrobe

        - beach towels

        - hangers (may be purchased locally)

        - laundry bag and detergent

        - toiletry kit

        - sunscreen

        - sunglasses

        - hat

        - spending money or ATM card

- wallet/purse

- watch

- belt(s)

- water bottle

- face masks (and plenty of them)

- towels/washcloths

- hair dryer

- laptop and power cords, etc.


    • sneakers
    • sandals/flip flops
    • comfortable shoes

    Other Details

    Summer Discovery may supply sheets, a pillow, a blanket, and towels, based on location.

    Spending Money
    Students must have an ATM or Debit Card for use at local ATM’s to obtain spending money. Please advise your bank that the card holder will be traveling. As a guide, we recommend students have available approximately $100 to $150 per week to cover snacks and souvenirs.

    Packing Light and Purchasing Items After Arriving on Campus
    Please note that residence halls have limited closet and dresser space and we suggest you pack light.  All students will have the opportunity to purchase additional items locally on campus.

    We recommend that you bring one or two pieces of luggage with wheels for easy transport. Students must claim and carry their luggage to/from our airport transfer vehicles and to/from their rooms.

    Airline Baggage Fees
    Most airlines charge fees for any checked bags (varies by airline) and most airlines now charge for bags that are over 50lbs (varies by airline); you are responsible for paying for all baggage fees at time of airport check-in. Please check your airline’s website for their baggage charges.

    Classroom Supplies
    Bring a notebook, pencil, and pens with you for the first day of class. Additional supplies may be purchased in town bookstores.  Laptop computers are strongly encouraged.


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