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What should I bring?

 To enjoy the full complement of summer services and to make your stay on campus comfortable you should bring the following items:

Must Haves:

  • Government-issued picture ID (e.g. driver's license, non-driver's license, Sheriff's ID or passport).  You will need this identification to conduct all college business transactions.
  • Medical Insurance ID card
  • Medication and prescriptions - (if applicable) .  Please try to get your prescriptions for the month filled before arriving if possible.
  • Linens (pillow, blanket, towels, etc.). All SUNY Oswego residence hall mattresses require "extra-long" twin sheets (33.5 inches x 80 inches x 6.5 inches or 36 inches x 80 inches x 6.5 inches).


The following items are recommended for the summer program. Please remember that these things can be purchased at the local stores in Oswego.

  • Clothing for both cold and warm weather (2 weeks of clothes is recommended, washers and dryers are available in the residence hall and FREE for the summer.)
  • Jacket and umbrella  
  • Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoos, etc.) 
  • Laundry detergent (liquid detergent is preferred) 
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, and one 2-inch, three-ring binder 
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock 
  • Swimsuit 
  • Spending money
  • Insect repellent 
  • Fan (Optional:  Johnson Hall has AC)
  • Laptop/tablet (only if you own one; otherwise computers are available on campus)

Please DO NOT Bring:

  • Car (you are not allowed to have a car on campus during the summer program)
  • Any weapons or projectiles:  Please review the Weapons and Dangerous Materials section of the SUNY Oswego Student Handbook for further information regarding SUNY Oswego's weapons and projectiles policy.
  • Valuables (They cannot be secured.)
  • TV (There is a TV in the main lounge of the residential hall.)
  • Refrigerator and Microwave (We provide a refrigerator for the summer program.)
  • Candles or Incense
  • Hoverboards
  • Mattress foam pad