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Below are some tips for you to consider when packing. 

GSI organizes trips to a local supermarket the weekend before classes start so you can purchase dorm room essentials.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in New York, GSI is moving to an online-only format for Summer 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for details before submitting your GSI application.

Electronic Devices

Students from countries with different plug shapes and electricity voltages (110 volts) are encourage to bring a power plug adapter for their electronics.  American appliances run on 110 volts; high-voltage electric appliances like hair dryers may not work.


Students can request data roaming service from their telephone company or purchase a sim card. To be able to use sim card, the phone must be unlocked. Please consult with your phone service provider for more information.


Campus Residences provides bedding service at the cost of $7/night. However, it is more affordable to bring or purchase your bedding.  

Cooking Appliances

The West Apartments are equipped with a full size refrigerator, electric range, and microwave. All the other cooking appliances are not provided.