It’s the day you’re arriving at school. You know where to go, you know where to park, what your time slot for arrival is, and the registration signs to look for. You’re hyper-focused on getting here at the right time and all the things you need for your dorm room. You’re also probably wondering if you packed everything like your favorite Husky hoodie or lawn chair, but you know you’ll be able to get some things later. You feel prepared. So, what are you forgetting?
Here to help you is a list of commonly forgotten things, must-haves, and safety items for campus arrival in 2020.
1. Bring Your Husky ID
As one of the most commonly forgotten items, know that finding your ID now will save you time and funds. New students will receive their IDs during registration, however, returning students who forget their ID will need to pay a $35 fee for a replacement.
Disposable, cloth, or otherwise, a well-fitted mask is required in most spaces on campus. You should aim to bring at least five cloth masks. Please be familiar with the guidelines previously shared, and come to campus prepared with options to get you through the semester.
3. Hand Sanitizer / Wipes
While there are bathrooms available around campus for soaping up your hands and singing your cleaning song of choice for 20 seconds, as well as sanitizer dispensers, it is important to maintain your own supply of sanitizer for personal use. You may also want to consider travel size bottles or wipes for your backpack or keychain so that you are always prepared.
4. Be Picture Ready
Another hugely forgotten part of your day…it is directory photo day! Regardless of whether you have a student ID or not, everyone has their picture taken on arrival day. If you are worried about hair flattened by your hat, don’t come to campus wearing one. Likewise, please be sure to be dressed appropriately (no hats, tank tops, tube tops, or exposed bra straps), relax, and get ready to smile!
5. A Formal Dress Outfit
The opening of the academic year begins with Convocation and formal dress is required, so make sure you come prepared with a wrinkle-free outfit ready to go. There will be additional times when you will need your evening best this fall as well. If you are shipping wardrobe items ahead of you, be sure to ship it with plenty of time for delivery as many shipment services are delayed due to the pandemic.
See you soon, Huskies! We can’t wait to welcome you back to New Hampton School.