Packing & Prohibited Items Check List
Please remember that Austin in the summer is very hot. Keep this in mind when packing clothes and be sure to bring sunblock and stay hydrated. Reusable water bottles will be provided for each i3 Scholar.
Each dorm room is equipped with a mini-fridge/microwave combination. Bedding (sheets, a pillow, and a thin blanket) will be provided. One handsoap pump will also be provided.
Laundry rooms are available in the dorm. Laundry is free of charge with your campus card.
Towels are not provided.
Masking and testing for COVID-19 is strongly encouraged.
|Items to Pack||Description|
|Casual attire||Shorts, t-shirts, jeans, sweatshirt, etc.||Casual attire will be suitable for most days and evenings|
|Formal attire||Clothing suitable for an interview or formal event||Formal attire will be required one or two days per week|
|Footwear||Tennis shoes, dress shoes, sandals||Social events may include paddle boarding/kayaking, a trip to an amusement park, formal banquets, museum tours, etc.|
|Classroom supplies||Pen/pencil, notebook||Students will receive a binder with orientation materials and to hold handouts|
|Laptop and charger||Chromebooks are not recommended||Laptops will be required each day and will need to be able to install a variety of types of software|
|Cell phone and charger|
|Masks||Wearing masks for COVID-19 is not required but encouraged. You may bring masks or some can be provided to you.|
|Identification||Driver's license, passport||2 forms of identification are encouraged|
|Money||Credit card and/or cash||Students should receive their first i3 payment prior to arrival.|
|Laundry supplies||Detergent, dryer sheets||Laundry will be available in campus dorms for free.|
|Towels and washcloths||Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths||Towels and washcloths are NOT provided by campus housing.|
|Bedding||Optional||Sheets, 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||Hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, lotion, etc.||In addition to general personal toiletries: Please keep in mind that Austin is very hot in the summer, so please pack sunscreen, hat, and other sun protection.|
|Other||Prescription medications, umbrella, etc.|
|Halogen lamps consuming more than 120 watts of power |
(This includes most torchère-type fixtures. Paper lanterns and holiday lights are not permitted. Placing cloth or paper over lighting is not permitted.)
|Candles or incense||Smoking of any kind in university buildings|
|Toaster ovens||Space heaters||Homemade or commercially made furniture, including loft beds, dressers, and desks|
|Toasters||Air conditioners||Water beds|
|Hot plates||Halogen or high-intensity quartz light fixtures (torchiere) and lava lamps||Exterior radio/TV aerials|
|Cup warmers||Extension cords (power strips with surge protectors are acceptable)||Controlled substances|
|Gas grills||Coffee makers with burners||Fireworks, firecrackers, poppers, explosives|
|Indoor grills||Rice cookers||Ammunition|
|Steamers||Induction cooktops||Firearms or any other weapons|
|Open-flame cooking devices, heating units, etc.||Unauthorized pets||Operation of drones|