What to Bring with you to Campus

Following are health-related items we recommend that you bring to campus, for your own personal use. We wish you all a healthy year, but know sometimes students need the following items when all stores are closed or if there is an emergency. So, to be prepared, please use the following list as a guide for what to bring:


  • Current insurance & pharmacy cards (& knowledge of coverage) - please note: All students are required to show proof of private insurance or enroll in the university-sponsored ANNUALLY even if the information has not changed from previous year.  To show proof of insurance (waive) or enroll you must go online and complete the appropriate forms at www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan .  Online is the only acceptable form of proof or enrollment. Please make sure to keep a copy of the confirmation page showing you completed the online waiver.

  • Physicians’ name, address, telephone number

  • Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Prescription refills, including glasses prescription


  • Current prescription medications, in their original containers

  • Over-the-counter medicines for pain relief, allergies, colds, etc.

  • Glasses, contact lens cleaning solutions, extra lenses, cases

  • Skin care products such as soaps, lotions, sun block, aloe, acne ointment, antibacterial/antibiotic ointment, petroleum jelly, etc.

  • Extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss

  • Other personal hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, etc.)

  • Shower shoes

  • Bathroom tote

  • Band-aids, gauze, adhesive tape, “Ace” bandage

  • Room-size humidifier or vaporizer (must have automatic shut-off)

  • Ice Pack/Hot pack

  • Thermometer (digital or electronic)

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

Click here for the New Student Orientation suggested packing list.
Click here for the "Unofficial Packing List" from the Office of Parent Programs. 
Click here for prohibited items due to fire safety concerns.