Temperatures in Staunton occasionally get as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 degrees Celsius) in mid-winter. It is very important that you have warm boots, a heavy coat, a hat, and gloves. If you do not have these items, they can be purchased locally.
Residence Halls provide basic furnishings, but there are additional items that many students find useful to bring or buy, such as those listed below.
- You can purchase all of these items cheaply and locally in Staunton, and many international students prefer to do this since shipping and excess baggage costs are high.
- It is a good idea to contact your roommate as soon as possible to see what items she may already be bringing for your room.
- When you arrive for International Student Orientation, one of the first things we will do is go shopping, so you can purchase the items you need.
Items some students have found helpful:
|blanket or comforter
||carpet or rug
|cooking utensils, cups, plates, silverware
|cleaning supplies (detergent, cleaners)
|electrical strip/surge protector
|hot pot (to heat up water or soup)
|thermometer (and other health supplies)
|sewing kit (scissors, needles, thread, buttons)
||stereo or radio
|sheets, pillow, pillow case, mattress pad
|shower caddy (to carry your shampoo, etc. to the bathroom
If you prefer to ship some things in a package before you leave, mail it to the MBC Post Office, addressed to yourself. The address is:
Mary Baldwin College Post Office
312 Academy St.
Staunton, VA 24401