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:
- Big Data, Machine Learning, and Applied Analytics
- Biomedical Engineering: Physical Effects on Cells
- Computer Programming for Beginners: Coding in Java - 8GB to 10GB of free space needed
- Creating Television: Pitching, Writing, and Producing
- Digital Filmmaking: From Initial Concept to Final Edit - highly recommended, but not required
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Changing the World Via Venture Creation
- Introduction to Business, Finance, and Economics - highly recommended, but not required
- Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Introduction to Programming in C - 8GB to 10GB of free space needed
- Introduction to Robotics - 8GB to 10GB of free space needed
- Investment Portfolio Management
- The Science of Psychology - highly recommended, but not required
- The Stock Market
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:
- Water shoes
- Insect repellent
- Clothes that can get wet when you wade in water
- Small "Rite in Rain" notebook
- Water bottle
- Sweater or light jacket
- Anything else that will make you comfortable
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.