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Packing List

We suggest bringing enough to settle in. Most items can be purchased at decently low cost in the United States. You will just want enough for your first month so that you do not have to worry about rushing to the store to purchase everything.

Weather Information and Suggestions
  • Indiana experiences all four seasons so it is best to bring clothing that can layer well. The weather breakdown is below:
    • Fall: Generally moderate temperatures and can be warm to chilly. Known for bright colors and moderate temperatures.
      • Months: September to November
      • Temperature:
      • Suggestions: lightweight clothing with sweatshirts or light jackets
    • Winter: Generally cold and frequent snow. It is suggested that you bring or purchase warm clothing.
      • Months: November to February
      • Temperature: 15°F to 45°F (-9°C to 9°C)
      • Suggestions: having a warm coat, scarf, hat, and gloves
    • Spring: The temperatures are moderate, often chilly but warming up. This is when flowers start to bloom.
      • Months: April to June
      • Temperature: 55°F to 80°F (13°C to 26°C)
      • Suggestions: having layers and an umbrella or rain jacket
    • Summer: Warm and often humid, plan for some days of 50% or more humidity.
      • Months: June to August
      • Temperature: 80°F to 100°F (26°C to 38°C)
      • Suggestions: lightweight clothing


  • Letter of Acceptance
  • I-20
  • SEVIS Payment Fee
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Original Transcripts & Degree Certificate
  • Rental Agreement (if applicable)
  • Suggested: 5 Copies of Each Document Listed Above


  • Suggested: TSA Compliant Toiletry Kit
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Face Wash
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Lip Balm
  • Towel
  • Hair Brush (Comb)


  • T-shirts
  • Shorts (if applicable)
  • Jeans
  • Pants/Slacks
  • Pajamas
  • Undergarments
  • Dress (if applicable)
  • Shoes
  • Slippers
  • Sandals
  • Socks


  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Dorm: Twin XL Sheets


  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Headphones
  • Laptop (if needed)
  • 120V Converter

Winter Specific (if arriving in January/February, can be bought here)

  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Winter Jacket
  • Sweatshirt/Hoodie
  • Sweatpants
  • Wool Socks


  • At least one formal outfit
  • Medications (if applicable; also copy of prescription from physician)
  • Perfume
  • Extra Glasses or Contact Lens (& solution)(if applicable)
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Any comfort items (favorite shirt, stuffed animal, etc.)
  • Ready-to-Eat Paste or Maggi or Cooking Seasonings
  • Empty Water Bottle