- If something, such as furniture, is broken in your room or your lounge area, be sure to fill out a maintenance request slip and give it to your RA to ensure prompt repair.
- Mattresses are 36"W x 80"L x 6"D. Extra-long twin sheets are recommended.
- If you have a telephone calling card, find a push button phone. This way you can be sure that no one else overhears your card number.
- If you are being dropped off by family or friends, have them take extra suitcases, etc., home with them. There are no storage facilities on campus.
- If a personal item is missing, please talk to your RA and fill out a report with Security. If not, an investigation cannot proceed.
- Many new students want to fit in; being yourself is the best way to do it.
- Your education comes first. Your homework is a #1 priority.
- Spend your money wisely; it goes quickly.
- Be sure to get involved in social activities. They're a good stress reliever and they are a part of your activity fee.
- Get to know your RAs. They have a lot of information which could benefit you.
Suggested Things to Bring
Hardware & Cleaning
- Sponge/Dishwashing liquid
- Iron and ironing board
- Air Freshener/Lysol
- Small sewing kit
- Light bulbs
- Can opener
- Foods that can be microwaved (soup, popcorn, pasta, various canned foods)
- Snack food/drink mixes (iced tea, Kool Aid, etc.)
- Antibiotic ointment
- Imodium AD/TUMS
- Cold medicines (NyQuil, etc.)
- Hydrogen peroxide and/or rubbing alcohol
- Q-Tips/Cotton balls
- Any personal medications
- Medical supply box
- Pencil sharpener
- Desk drawer organizer
- Paper clips
- Thumb tacks
- Scotch tape
- Desk lamp or bed light
- Waste basket
- Computer/Typewriter--The College provides a 24-hour computer lab.
- Computer disks
- Memo board/dry erase board
- Shower tote
- Flip flops
- Razor/Shaving cream
- Soap/Soap dish/Shampoo
- Toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash/dental floss
Clothing & Storage
- Tension rods
- Extra shelves
- Egg crates
- Underbed storage containers
- Collapsible drying rack
- Boots for the winter weather
- Clothing for the season--Pack seasonally, there is limited closet space.
- Formal attire for the Holiday Ball and Spring Awards Banquet
- Old shoes for the mud season
- Lots of quarters for laundry
- Posters and other room decorations
- Ice skates
- Skis and accessories
- Bulletin board
- Laundry detergent/ Fabric softener or sheets
- Laundry bag or basket
- Alarm clock
- Extra-long twin sheets/Comforter
- Blanket/Pillows/Pillow case
- UL listed power strips with circuit breakers
Be sure to call your roommate ahead of time so that you don't bring two of everything.
Remember that these are only suggestions. If you don't need or use something on this list, don't bring it with you.
THINGS TO LEAVE HOME
- Pets (except fish)
- Extra bulky furniture
- Heat coil appliances such as hot plates, sandwich makers, toasters, etc.
- Halogen lamps
- Holiday lights
- Extension cords
A Practical Guide from the Office of Residence Life
After being accepted to Southern Vermont College, new resident students must participate in orientation, which begins the Thursday before fall classes start, so they are able to meet and talk to fellow classmates. Also, a roommate matching form will be sent from the Office of Residence Life. As a new student you are asked information about your living style, study habits, etc., to help us choose you a compatible roommate. Through this form, you may also specifically name the person with whom you wish to live with. Both of you, however, must indicate a desire to live together in order to be assigned as roommates.
The College furnishes each room with two beds and two mattresses. Two study desks, two chairs, overhead lighting, 2 chest of drawers, and a built in closet are also provided. All rooms contain blinds and carpeting.
Each student living on campus is assigned a mailbox. Mail should be addressed to you and should include: your name, box number, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6002.
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