Springfield enjoys four seasons, each bringing its own beauty and fun. In August when the fall term begins, it is not (25-31 Celsius). Students dress casually for class. Classes and residence halls are air-conditioned! As autumn comes in October, the weather cools (15-23 Celsius). It is time to pull out sweaters and sweatshirts. Winters in Springfield are considered mild by the American standards (2-10 Celsius). We have a few snowy days and experience occasional cold fronts with freezing temperatures. You will need a warm winter coat. Springtime is characterized by gradual return to warmer temperatures (15-23 Celsius).
Sportswear, T-shirts, light long-sleeved shirts, long pants, tennis shoes, etc.
T-shirts, sleeveless shirts, shorts, bathing suit, flip-flops, sandals, etc.
Jeans, light sweaters, light jacket, rain jacket, etc.
Sweaters, heavy jacket, hat, gloves, scarf, boots, etc.
Extra-long linens for single twin bed: $10/each
Laundry detergent: all brands below
Laundry bag or basket
Needles, thread, buttons
Bathroom accessories: shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc
School supplies: folders, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. *
Small travel bag for trips
* All international students will go on an organized shopping trip during Orientation before classes start.
Dorm rooms are supplied with micro-fridges and vacuum cleaners.
Electrical devices such as phones, CD players, iron, etc. brought from home will not operate in the residence hall room, unless they convert to 110V, the electrical system in the US .