Packing & Prohibited Items Check List

Each dorm room is equipped with bedding and towels (sheets, a pillow, a thin blanket, a towel, and a washcloth). Towels and sheets can be exchanged each week for a clean set.

Items to PackDescription
Casual attireShorts, t-shirts, jeans, sweatshirt, etc.Casual attire will be suitable for most days and evenings
Formal attireClothing suitable for an interview or formal eventFormal attire will be required one or two days per week
FootwearTennis shoes, dress shoes, sandalsSocial events will include kayaking, a trip to an amusement park, formal banquets, and museum tours
Bathing suit
Classroom suppliesPen/pencil, notebookStudents will receive a binder with orientation materials and to hold handouts
Laptop and chargerChromebooks are not recommendedLaptops will be required each day and will need to be able to install a variety of types of software
Cell phone and charger
IdentificationDriver's license, passport2 forms of identification are encouraged
MoneyCredit card and cashStudents will receive their first i3 stipend payment during the first week of the institute
Clothing hangers
Laundry suppliesDetergent, dryer sheetsLaundry will be available in campus dorms
TowelOptionalTowels and washcloths are provided by campus housing
BeddingOptionalSheets, a pillow, and a thin blanket are provided by campus housing. Students who may be concerned about being cold at night are encouraged to bring an additional blanket.
Personal toiletries
Prescription medications
Kitchen supplies and utensilsOptionalRuskin Hall dorm rooms include a kitchen with a full refrigerator, oven, stove, and microwave. Kitchens do not include pots, pans, plates, or utensils.
Prohibited Items in University of Pittsburgh Housing
Toaster ovensSpace heatersHomemade or commercially made furniture, including loft beds, dressers, and desks
ToastersAir conditionersWater beds
Hot platesHalogen or high-intensity quartz light fixtures (torchiere) and lava lampsExterior radio/TV aerials
Cup warmersExtension cords (power strips with surge protectors are acceptable)Controlled substances
Gas grillsCoffee makers with burnersFirecrackers
Indoor grillsRice cookersAmmunition
SteamersInduction cooktopsFirearms or any other weapons categorized as offensive weapons under PA law
Open-flame cooking devices or heating unitsUnauthorized petsOperation of drones