What to Bring

Going away to school is both an exciting and challenging adventure. So many new experience await you - the first of which is living away from home. One of our most frequently asked questions is, "What do I bring?". Below is a list of suggestions for your review. This list is intended to be a guide, not a rule. Remember that your dorm room will be your "home" for the next ten months. We want you to be comfortable so that your year at the Academy is everything you hope it will be.

Your suite will be in Cardinal Village Morris Hall. Your space will include a private bedroom with a bed, desk, storage unit, closet, and individual Ethernet and phone lines. Each suite also includes a bath for you, and your suitemate, living room furniture (sofa and two chairs), a microwave and dorm refrigerator.

BEDDING:
- Mattress pad/egg crate
- Twin Bed Sheets (2 sets or it's the laundry room!)
- Pillow (s)
- Blanket or Comforter
- Bring 3-4 towels/washcloths

LIGHTING
- Desk lamp and bedside lamp (if you like to read in bed)
- NO HALOGEN BULBS PLEASE
- Power strip(s)

TELEPHONE
- Cell phone

APPLIANCES
- CD Player/Stereo/headphones
- Television/DVD
- Computer/Printer)
- Misc.: Fan, alarm clock, iron, blowdryer, etc.
- All appliances should not exceed 10 amps totalMISC
- Clothes hangers, Shelving/storage bins, telephone books
    area rug, drying rack, framed posters, cleaning supplies
    mementoes from home. NO CANDLES PLEASE!.

DESK AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
- Desk: ruler, tape, stapler, paper, pens, pencils, paperclips
- Calculator
- Three hole punch
- Dictionary and thesaurus
- Notebooks and binders
- Backpack/book bag

PERSONAL ITEMS
- Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant ,toothbrush, etc.)
- Healthcare Supplies (vitamins, pain relievers, bandages, etc.)
- Shower curtain

LAUNDRY SUPPLIES
- Detergent and laundry basket

CLOTHING
- Casual clothes for class
- One "dressy" outfit for special occasions
- Comfortable shoes (you'll be walking)
- Cold weather gear
- Rain gear (raincoat, umbrella, "rain shoes")
- Lots of underwear or it's the laundry for you!

EXTRA
- Drivers License or TX ID (available at DPS)
    to open a checking account (Education First Federal Credit Union)
- Beaumont has a number of state wide pharmacies
    including: CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart.