What to Bring to the Hilltop

As St. George’s School prepares for a return to the Hilltop in September, please review the packing list below. While this list is not exhaustive, it does provide a roadmap to success in our residential spaces. We want students to feel comfortable in their respective spaces, and this is especially true in dormitories. Overall, we advise students to be thoughtful about the amount of belongings they are packing and how they intend to decorate their rooms.

As you’ve heard from previous communications, we intend to begin the school year without masks. However, as the year progresses, we may be forced to adjust. To that end, we request that all students bring washable/disposable masks.

Packing List

Bring these items to school:

  • A PILLOW, A BEDSPREAD, AND A WASHABLE MATTRESS PROTECTOR

  • TWO SETS OF TOWELS AND EXTRA-LONG TWIN-SIZED BED LINENS
    (ONE FOR WASHING, ONE FOR USING)

  • A LAUNDRY BAG/DETERGENT (STUDENTS USING E&R WILL HAVE A BAG PROVIDED)

  • A DESK LAMP WITH COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULB
    (NO HALOGEN LAMPS, PLEASE)

  • A SMALL TRASH CAN (ALL DORMS HAVE ADDITIONAL TRASH CLOSETS)

  • ONE SMALL COUCH OR ADDITIONAL FURNITURE IS PERMITTED FOR IV, V, AND VI FORM STUDENTS

  • A CLOSEABLE/SEALABLE CONTAINER AND UTENSILS FOR ANY FOOD YOU MIGHT KEEP IN YOUR ROOM

  • REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

  • SHOWER CADDY/TOILETRIES

  • FAN

  • ELECTRICAL POWER STRIP

  • SPORTS EQUIPMENT

  • 3M STRIPS TO HANG ITEMS ON THE WALLS

  • HANGERS

  • BEACH TOWEL/CHAIR

HELMET REQUIRED if you are bringing a bike, skateboard or rollerblades

Leave at home:

  • ROUTERS

  • BED, MATTRESS, DESK, AND DRESSERS
    (WE’VE GOT THESE BASICS COVERED)

  • HALOGEN LAMPS

  • COOKING APPLIANCES (COMMON ROOMS SUPPORT MANY BASICS)

  • DRONES

  • SPACE HEATERS OR AIR CONDITIONER

  • CANDLES/INCENSE/ANYTHING WITH AN OPEN FLAME

  • PETS

  • PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER/WALL DECALS

Some helpful hints:

  • Washers and dryers are available in every dorm (our machines use the HE pod detergent only).
  • There are several stores in town (BJ’s, Walmart, TJ Maxx , and Bed Bath & Beyond)
Updated aug. 18, 2021