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UMass Lowell Navitas Global Student Success Program

Things to Bring

What to Pack

UMass Lowell GSSP will organize a shopping trip after you arrive on campus. You will have the opportunity to visit many different stores. 

What to bring with you:

  1. 3-10 light shirts or T-shirts

  2. 2-4 pairs of pants (either light fabric or 2-3 pairs of jeans)

  3. 2-4 pairs of shorts (you may need them in the summer time)

  4. 1 jacket or coat (you will need them in the winter time)

  5. 5-10 long sleeve shirts or sweaters

  6. 1-2 formal outfits (men should bring 1 dress blazer and 1 tie, which could be purchased here). You may want to bring a traditional formal outfit from your country for special cultural events.

  7. Shoes can be bought in the U.S. at reasonable prices, but it will be helpful to bring a pair of sneakers or comfortable shoes, sandals, etc. as well as one dress pair of shoes.

  8. 7-10 pairs of undergarments

  9. 1-2 pairs of pajamas

  10. Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hair brush, deodorant, shampoo, shaving supplies, feminine protection, etc.

  11. Medication - You will need to carry a doctor’s note for any prescription medication as you’ll need to present this at airport(s). Follow the immunization instructional information which was provided to you from the UMass Lowell Health Services Department. Click here for their contact information in case you have any last minute questions.

  12. Your favorite music or books.

  13. Software, computer, educational material- a scientific calculator, a school bag or back pack. Computers are reasonably priced in the U.S. if you prefer to purchase one upon your arrival. Follow this link to learn more about the recommended hardware configuration and software to you will need at UMass Lowell. There are computer labs on campus that run Microsoft Office that you will be able to use.

  14. Electrical Equipment- outlets in the U.S. operate with a voltage of 110-120 volts, 60 cycles. If your equipment requires 220 volts, bring a converter and plug adapter. If it operates within 110 and 240 volts, bring a plug.

  15. Bedding is not provided by the University when living on campus. Students will be able to purchase these items during orientation; however, for the first night we suggest bringing at least one blanket and/or pillow.

Things you can purchase when you arrive:

  1. A warm coat for winter

  2. Any additional clothing

  3. Winter shoes and boots

  4. Bedding (extra-long twin sheets, blankets, pillows)

  5. Additional toiletries

  6. Food

  7. Supplies to wash clothes

  8. School supplies (pens, pencils, etc.)

  9. SIM card and cell phone