|What To Bring|
Here are a few suggestions of what to bring with you. Try to get in touch with your roommate(s) over the summer to avoid bringing duplicates. Also, it may be easier to buy a lot of things once you get here.
Clothes: We have almost every different kind of weather imaginable here at Notre Dame, and many students are not used to this when they first arrive. The best advice is to come prepared for everything. The weather during the first month or so is quite warm, so it's a good idea to have shorts, T-shirts, and tank tops. The winter approaches fast, so be sure to bring a warm coat, boots, and plenty of jeans and sweaters. The temperature in the spring can change drastically from day to day, but a definite must for this season is an umbrella. Don't forget to bring a swimsuit for the freshmen swim test in the fall. It's a good idea to have a few nice dresses for dances, too. We have SYRs (hall dances) each semester-the first dance is a hoedown, so don’t forget your cowgirl attire! A fleece can be a valuable item for both the spring and fall. Of course, don't forget to bring plenty of socks and underwear, because when they run out, doing laundry is inevitable! Limited space makes it impossible to bring everything you own, and Howard's storage space for suitcases is very limited as well. Most girls exchange their warm clothes for winter clothes when they go home for fall break and/or winter break. If you aren’t going to be able to make it home to swap clothes, we suggest storage that can roll under your bed!
Bedding: Bring a pillow, sheets, and blankets. The beds are made for extra-long sheets. You might also want to bring a comforter for that "homey" feel. Some girls even get “egg crate” padding to make their bed even comfier.
Refrigerator: Most girls prefer to have a refrigerator in their room. Make sure that it meets the size restrictions set by the university. Also, don’t forget to check with your roommate(s) so you don’t end up with too many! Refrigerators can be purchased or rented locally. Watch for signs around the hall because refrigerators are available for rental on campus every year.
Carpet & Couches: Your room will feel much more like home with a throw rug
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