What to bring to campus

Dorm rooms are furnished with the following for each student: a bed, a dresser (or drawers below the bed), a wardrobe (with hanging space and three drawers) or a closet, a desk and desk chair.
Here’s what you should bring to campus:

  • Pillow(s)
  • Mattress pad
  • Twin x-long sheets
  • Blankets or bedspread
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp (no halogen bulbs please)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • Toiletries and cosmetics
  • Laundry supplies*: laundry basket/bag, detergent, fabric softener/dryer sheets, stain remover
  • Umbrella
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Outdoor apparel and equipment (see our list of Essential Outdoor Gear)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Backpack
  • Laptop computer
* Every dorm has a laundry facility. Use of the washing machines and dryers is free — no quarters required! Professional laundry services are also available from E&R Cleaners.
Nice, but not necessary:

  • Rug
  • Refrigerator
  • Bulletin board or dry-erase board
  • Decorations and posters
  • String lights
  • Removable adhesive
  • Hanging shoe organizer 
  • Travel mug
  • Microwave-safe dishes
  • Utensils
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Printer**, ink cartridges, paper
  • Power strip
  • Bicycle and bike lock
  • Skis or snowboard
  • Other personal sports equipment and outdoor gear
** Use of the printers in the academic buildings is free.
 The following items are PROHIBITED on campus and in the dorms:

  • Televisions
  • Microwaves
  • Air-conditioning units
  • Air purifiers
  • Space heaters
  • Cooking appliances (coffee-makers/Keurig, electric tea kettles, toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, stoves, etc.)
  • Candles, lighters, matches, or any item that produces a flame
  • Pets and animals (with the exception of service animals accompanying individuals with a documented disability)
  • Decorations, clothing and other items that reference alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence or sexual themes
  • Weapons, firearms, ballastic and explosive devices, knives


371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire,
The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day
school for students grades 9-12/PG.