Suggested Packing List

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to create the most spacious rooms possible and to simplify room cleaning, students should only bring essential clothes and supplies to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that, as what we know about the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving, our packing list and in-room guidelines are subject to change in the coming weeks. Please bookmark this page and check it often as you prepare to come to St. Andrew’s. Important things to know:

  • Only school furniture will be allowed in dorm rooms this year, and furniture will be arranged to maximize distance between students in dorm rooms. Additional personal furniture, including tables, chairs, couches, and rugs, will not be permitted on dorm. No extra furniture will be allowed. 
  • Bring face masks to campus—enough so that you will have a clean one to wear every day. The school will have masks available for students, faculty, and staff if necessary, but we are asking everyone to maintain a personal collection of masks as well. All students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear face masks at all times in any shared indoor space. We recommend students bring a minimum of 10 washable cloth face masks. You may also wear surgical or N-95 masks.
  • All personal belongings and clothing should be labeled with the student's name. 
  • Please bring all-weather outerwear appropriate for outdoor classes and activities. Here is a chart of average temperatures by month in Middletown, DE.

If you forget to bring or are unable to bring some of the below items to campus, you will be able to order what you need online. Gently used clothes can also be purchased on campus at the St. Andrew’s Alumni Clothes Closet (STAACC). Everything in the store is only $1, and proceeds go to fund our financial aid program.


  • 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
  • Pillow
  • 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
  • Plenty of all-weather outerwear appropriate for outdoor classes and activities.
  • Please see the suggested clothing packing list on our Dress Code page. The dress code has been updated for the 2020-2021 school year.

Laundry & Cleaning Supplies

Note: During the 2020-2021 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. 

  • Disinfectant wipes for cleaning your bureau, desk, etc.
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Separate laundry bag for your masks
  • Hangers

School Supplies

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
  • Umbrella
  • Extension cord
  • Flashlight and battery
  • Bicycle, rollerblades, or skateboard, plus lock
  • Helmet (must be worn while biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding)

You may NOT bring....

  • Any furniture beyond what is provided by SAS—no chairs, couches, rugs, tables, etc. (desk lamps okay)
  • Bedroom furniture to use in place of the standard SAS furniture
  • 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
  • TVs, DVDs players, or video game consoles
  • 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, he/she must obtain permission from his/her Co-Dean of Residential Life—Will Rehrig ( or Stacey Duprey ( All dorms will also have a shared refrigerator for student use.