Suggested Packing List
Our suggested packing list has been updated for the 2021-22 school year. Here are a few particular things students and parents should be aware of:
- Students may bring personal furniture (such as chairs, couches, tables, or rugs) to campus to use in their dorm rooms this year. However, St. Andrew's is unable to store any personal furniture for students over the summer. Any and all student personal furniture must leave campus with the student at the end of the school year.
- Vaccinated students should still bring face masks to campus this year. All students will be required to wear masks in certain situations (while traveling in school vehicles, when indoors on town trips, etc.).
- All personal belongings and clothing should be labeled with the student's name.
Standard Dorm Room Furniture
Every student is provided with the following furniture in their dorm rooms:
- Twin bed frame and mattress
- Four-drawer dresser
- Desk and desk chair
Most dorm rooms have shared or individual closet space as well.
- Alarm clock (phones are collected each night and cannot be used as alarm clocks)
- Box fan for your window
- Desk lamp (bulbs cannot be halogen or incandescent)
Bedding & Bath Supplies
- Two towels
- Soap, shampoo, razors, deodorant, and other personal hygiene items
- Shower caddy or toiletry kit
- Hair dryer
- Two sets twin sheets (standard size)
- Comforter, quilt, blanket, or bedspread
- 10 washable cloth face masks, or a supply of surgical or N-95 masks
- Please see the suggested clothing packing list on our Dress Code page.
Laundry & Cleaning Supplies
Note: During the 2021-2022 school year, we will offer a weekly laundry service to all students. Students will receive more information on how laundry service will work when they arrive on campus. Students will also be able to do their own laundry in dorm laundry facilities.
- Disinfectant wipes for cleaning your bureau, desk, etc.
- Laundry bag or basket
All of these items can be purchased at the School Store after you know what each teacher requires for his or her course, but a few starter materials may be helpful.
- Laptop (please see our Student Technology Requirements page for more information)
- Backpack or bookbag
- 3 to 5 notebooks
- Paper, pens, pencils, highlighters
- Post-it notes
- Scissors and tape
- All students will receive an academic planner from the school at the beginning of the school year.
- Under-the-bed storage
- Plastic containers for all food kept on dorm (required if you plan to keep food in your room)
- Padlock for your top bureau drawer (for storing any valuables)
- Posters and family pictures (posters must be appropriate, as described in the Student Handbook)
- Bulletin board and/or dry erase board
- 3M hanging hooks and/or velcro strips
- Mug, bowl, plate, spoon, fork
- Water bottle
- Extension cord
- Flashlight and battery
- Bicycle, rollerblades, or skateboard, plus lock
- Helmet (must be worn while biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding)
You may NOT bring....
- Bedroom furniture to use in place of the standard SAS furniture
- TVs, DVDs players, or video game consoles (VI Form students in good academic standing may ask the co-dean of residential life for permission to have a video game console in-room)
- Halogen or incandescent lamps (for both safety and environmental reasons); CFLs or LEDs are permitted
- Candles, combustibles, matches, lighters, knives, or weapons of any kind
- Coffee makers, hot pots, or any cooking item with a heating element
- Posters or decoration with inappropriate and/or salacious messages, or alcohol or drug-related content
- Air conditioners
- Wireless hubs
- Refrigerators—VI Formers (seniors) may have refrigerators. If for medical reasons a student who is not a senior needs a refrigerator in a room, they must obtain permission from the co-dean of residential life. All dorms also have a shared refrigerator for student use.