Learn valuable packing and travel tips

The following is a list of items you will either want to bring with you, or purchase shortly after arriving in the U.S. 

Suggested Packing List

  • The Office of Residential Life will provide a pillow, blanket, and sheets, but students often bring their own or buy new linen once in Ithaca.
  • If you wear prescription glasses or contact lenses, consider bringing an extra pair as well as your prescription.
  • Medical supplies: aspirin, first aid for cuts, prescriptions for any medication you take regularly
  • Personal toiletries: soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Alarm clock
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pens and pencils
  • Umbrella
  • Put a basic change of clothes, toiletries, and any medicine you must to take regularly in your carry-on luggage, so that you can use these in case your checked luggage is lost or delayed.
  • See this handout for more information about packing your carry on, luggage and other important information.