Pre-Institute Checklist

First of all, don’t forget…

  • Your printed parking permit
  • A check for your Key Deposit(s) (cash and credit will NOT be accepted)
  • To settle up your balance with Alyse

Suggested Packing List:

Please clearly label your belongings with your name.

  • Comfortable clothes that can be layered based on temperature
  • Sweater or sweatshirt (all of campus is air-conditioned)
  • Flashlights (for walking at night)
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Tote bag or backpack
  • Swimming suits & gear (pool open 4-6pm Tues-Fri)
  • Bicycle or scooter (must also bring/wear a helmet)
  • Sports equipment
  • Board games
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Any medications you or your family might need
  • Camera
  • Portable fan
  • Facial tissue
  • Laundry supplies, such as detergent

For Classes & Activities

  • Notebook, pen, or laptop
  • Tanakh or Bible (Five Books of Moses, Prophets, and Writings)
  • Siddur, kippah, tallit and tefillin, if you use them (Please bring extras to share if you can)
  • Musical instruments
  • Words to songs or songbooks (especially Rise Up Singing)
  • Stories to tell, poems to read, and niggunim to share


The University of Hartford has prepared pillows and bedding only for those who pre-ordered them during registration. The bedding package includes one pillow, one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and one thin summer blanket. NHC will be providing bath towels for all participants. Please bring appropriate bedding if you did not order it in your registration (note – beds are twin extra-long, which is the same length as a queen).

Some people like to bring supplemental linens/bedding:

  • Extra blankets (all dorms are air-conditioned)
  • Extra/larger towels
  • Washcloths/hand towels
  • Bathmat

Thursday Morning Hike

If you are interested in participating in the optional hike on Thursday morning, we strongly recommend that you bring the following additional items:

  • Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
  • Day pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

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