Things You Will Need To Bring

I. CLOTHES

Weather Description:

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).

Spring suggestions:

Sportswear, T-shirts, light long-sleeved shirts, long pants, tennis shoes, etc.

Summer Suggestions:

T-shirts, sleeveless shirts, shorts, bathing suit, flip-flops, sandals, etc.

Fall Suggestions:

Jeans, light sweaters, light jacket, rain jacket, etc.

Winter Suggestions:

Sweaters, heavy jacket, hat, gloves, scarf, boots, etc.

II. RESIDENCE HALL ROOMS

Extra-long linens for single twin bed: $10/each

Pillow

Pillowcase

Towels

Iron

Phone

Answering machine

Clothes hangers

Wastebasket

Laundry detergent: all brands below

Laundry bag or basket

Cleaning supplies

Mugs

Microwavable dishes

Needles, thread, buttons

Umbrella

Batteries

III. PERSONAL

Bathroom accessories: shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc

Medicines

IV. SCHOOL

School supplies: folders, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. *

Backpack

Calculator

Dictionary

Alarm Clock

V. LEISURE TIME

Small travel bag for trips

Camera

NOTES:

* 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 .