What to Bring

Enrolled Students | Summer 2020

Course Materials

For most curricular options, students will need to bring only notebooks and writing implements; participants should budget approximately $50 for books and other course materials to be purchased after the program begins.

Courses Requiring Laptops

Laptops are required for the courses listed below. There are no particular hardware or software requirements, and either a PC or a Mac is acceptable:

Additional Course Materials

Participants in Conservation Biology and Sustainability: Preserving the Planet will need to obtain the following materials for a three-day/two-night overnight stay at Black Rock Forest in upstate New York:

See supplies

  • Water shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Clothes that can get wet when you wade in water
  • Flashlight
  • Small "Rite in Rain" notebook
  • Water bottle
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Anything else that will make you comfortable

Students in Introduction to Architectural Design and Theory; will be required to purchase approximately $200 worth of studio supplies. The supply 2020 list can be found by clicking here.

For Photography: The Camera Craft, students are expected to have their own 35mm SLR film cameras.


For reasons of safety and convenience, students are required to have cellphones that function with cellular data in the United States, not only via WiFi data.

We recommend that students wear cool, comfortable clothing; there is no dress code. Students should check their course webpage about clothing that might be required for their course.

Students who commute to campus should bring either bag lunches or lunch money (approximately $7-15). There are many cafes, restaurants, and markets close to campus, and the dining hall is available to commuter students on a pay-per-meal basis.

Students may also want to bring gym clothes for use of the physical fitness center.

Residential students can visit the Residence Halls page for additional recommendations on what to pack.