Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Packing List
AccommodationsMost students will reside in a double room with a roommate. The double rooms are furnished with twin extra-long beds, chests of drawers, desks with chairs, bookshelves, closets, and wastebaskets. Pillows, sheets, and fans are NOT supplied.
Items to BringThe following is a list of items that are recommended for students to bring to campus. Please check program-specific information in the Enrollment Portal for any additional items needed for class.
- Bed linens - extra-long twin-sized sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillowcases
- Warm weather clothing (temperatures can get above 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer in Pittsburgh) including a bathing suit (students have access to the pool).
- Dressy casual or semi-formal attire (there will be two dances during the Pre-College program)
- Extra hangers
- Optional: posters and decorations (All decorations should be hung using removable temporary adhesives such as Command strips or painters tape.)
- Optional: sports equipment – a tennis racket, glove, bike, etc.
- Towels and washcloths
- Robe and shower shoes
- Personal hygiene - shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, etc.
- Cell phone (for international students, please plan to have a cell phone that works in the U.S.)
- Charging cords
- Extension cords
- Surge protectors
- Personal reading lamp/light
- Detergent or detergent pods
- Fabric softener
- Dryer sheets
- Small basket or bag
- Cash, credit card, or debit card for miscellaneous purchases
- Photo ID
- Lock box*
*Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs and University Health Services are not responsible for admnistering any student's medication - students are required to do so on their own. All medication and unused needles should be placed in a lock box so no other student can have access to them; students should also bring their own red bins to put used needles in.
Items Not to BringThe following items are not permitted, and should not be brought to campus.
- Drugs or alcohol
- Toaster ovens, candles, incense, hotplates or burners, or any other open flames.
- Expensive jewelry (and other valuables)
- Large amounts of money