Items to Bring

In preparation for an exciting summer filled with learning about your course's topic and participating in exploratory and social programming activities, there are a few items we thought you should keep in mind to make your experience here at UConn run smoothly.

  • Clothing: Dress is casual and keep in mind that it can get pretty hot in Connecticut
  • Pajamas and personal garments
  • Laboratory attire: Long pants, close-toed shoes, and hair tie for long hair
  • Light jacket or sweater: The air conditioning indoors can be strong, layering is always a good idea
  • Rain gear: a rain jacket and umbrella just in case we get a rainy day
  • Walking shoes: UConn is a big campus, you will be walking a lot!
  • Sports/workout gear
  • Swimsuit
  • Shower shoes: flip-flops will do
  • Personal toiletries including a shower/bathroom caddy
  • Hair dryer
  • Waste basket
  • Laundry bag/basket, detergent, hangers
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Notebook, pen, backpack
  • Alarm clock
  • Your favorite snacks
  • The one pillow you can't sleep without: We will provide you with one, but is one ever enough?
  • Headphones: to use on your walk to class or listen to music on your free time
  • Extra contact lenses or glasses
  • Cellphone: we use a mobile app to stay in touch with students throughout the week
  • Laptop/tablet: Some courses may require you to bring one, check it out here
  • Camera to take pictures of the beautiful campus
  • White t-shirt or item for tie dye activity
  • Spending money: your Resident Manager may plan a visit to the UConn Bookstore, Dairy Bar, or Downtown Storrs Center
  • Musical instrument: On Friday nights we have an Open Mic
  • Athletic equipment: UConn has basketball and volleyball courts, as well as soccer and tennis fields
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (first meal starts with dinner on each Sunday)
  • Room furnishings: XL twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair
  • Linen packet: top sheet, fitted sheet, thing cotton blanket, towel, face cloth, pillow, and pillow case
  • A lanyard with meal card and room key
  • Program t-shirt, backpack, and water bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry machines (How to Operate Laundry Machines)
  • Valuables (jewelry, electronics, or expensive items); UConn PCS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Extension cords
  • Motor Vehicles, mopeds, or motorcycles
  • Privately owned air conditioners
  • Electric heaters, toaster ovens, hot plates, electric grills or skillets
  • Firearms, ammunition, any weapons, bows, guns, BB guns, slingshots, and launching devices
  • Fireworks, powder, and other explosive or potentially dangerous objects
  • Drugs, narcotics, harmful materials
  • Any items with exposed heating elements, candles or incense
  • Pets