What to Bring


First of all, think green! The environment is important to St. Mike's so do your best to bring reusable items and talk to your roommate ahead of time so you don't have more than one fridge, microwave or TV in your room. You can't paint the walls or make permanent changes to your room but otherwise, your creativity is the limit to how you personalize your space. Special trips to department stores will be organized for International Students who cannot bring these items with them.

scissors iron

For Your Desk

For Your Laundry

lamp / tape / scissors / stapler / pens / pencils / markers / calendar / Compact Florescent Light (CFL) bulbs laundry bag / basket / environmentally friendly detergent / fabric softener / drying rack / iron / ironing board / hangers
bed hammer

For Your Bed

For Your Storage Trunk

blankets / comforter / pillows / bed lifters / egg crate pad / mattress pad / sheets hand tools (hammer, screwdriver, thumb tacks) needle and thread / umbrella
pen paper

For Communication

For Your Walls

white board / dry-erase marker / addresses / phone numbers mirrors / posters / collages / tapestries
aid clock

For Emergencies

For Your Electrical Outlets

first aid supplies alarm clock / power strip / extension cord / window fan
microwave toothpaste

For Your Food

For Your Person

small refrigerator / low-voltage microwave / can opener / hot pot (Energy-Star certified) / dishes / utensils / sponge / environmentally friendly dish soap / reusable water bottle (bottled water is not sold on campus) towels / shampoo / conditioner / razors / soap / toothbrush / toothpaste / floss / carrying case / flip flops or other shower shoes


Saint Michael's students should consider themselves global learners, and therefore we encourage all students to bring a valid passport with them to campus. If you don't yet have a valid passport, we encourage you to apply for one as soon as possible. Saint Michael's has many opportunities for student travel as part of coursework and through special programs, and having a passport with you will make these trips much more feasible. From a weekend in Montreal with your French class to a week rock-climbing in Mexico with the Wilderness Program to an international study course in Bhutan or a service trip to India, you can see the world over the course of your four years.

Click here for more information about how to apply for a passport.

Leave Home

None of these items are allowed in any residence

candles / halogen lights / lava lamps / cinder blocks / animals/pets (cats, dogs, fish, lizards, etc.) / glass bottles / air conditioners / incense / exterior holiday lights / hot tubs / waterbeds / kerosene or electric space heaters

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