New Student Information: What to Bring

June 27, 2018

New Student

Things to bring and things to leave at home for new students

It may seem far off now but you will all be arriving here in no time and we can’t wait! I am sure shopping is at the top of the list… clothes, room items, and decorations!

As you pack for school, remember you are sharing space and it is limited. Your roommate? We are determining that now and it is so exciting. You will meet them on Registration Day!

Your room? Each room has a closet, dresser, desk and chair, and a bed.

The Community Guide will provide you with more information and will be available later this summer.

Here are a few things to start thinking of as you get ready to come to Gould:

What to Bring

  • A desk light
  • A power strip, or two!
  • Twin mattress cover
  • Alarm
  • Pillows
  • Blankets/quilt
  • Towels
  • Laundry bag
  • Shower basket (to keep shower items together)
  • 2 sets of twin sheets

Some room organization tips:

  • Plastic storage containers designed specifically for under a bed
  • Small sets of plastic drawers make great bedside tables/organizers
  • Multi-pocketed shoe holders to hang over a door are great for products (make-up, shampoo, jewelry, scarves)
  • Check out Pinterest for decoration ideas!

What not to Bring

  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Hot pots
  • Heating appliances
  • Electric blankets
  • Sub-woofers
  • Decorative lights (Christmas string/icicle lights, spotlights, LED strip lights)
  • Nails and thumb tacks are not allowed in the walls
  • Candles

New Student


Classroom Dress Code

DOs:

Tops

  • Blouses
  • Collared shirts
  • Turtlenecks (mock and regular)
  • Henleys
  • Gould sweatshirts
  • Knit sweaters
  • Fleeces

Bottoms

  • Pants/slacks (khakis, jeans, corduroys, dress slacks, Carhartts)
  • Skirts (mid-thigh or longer in length)
  • Dresses (mid-thigh or longer in length)
  • Shorts (5-inch inseam minimum)

Shoes

  • Dress shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Boots
  • Leather/dress sandals

Outerwear

  • Gould sweatshirts
  • Fleeces
  • Down coats
  • Raincoats

DON’Ts:

Tops

  • T-shirts (unless worn as an undershirt)
  • Shirts that reveal skin of the torso (back, midriff, side, and lower chest), including tank tops, haltertops, and off-the-shoulder tops
  • Non-Gould Sweatshirts
  • Outerwear jackets and coats within the classroom

Bottoms

  • Sweatpants
  • Yoga Pants
  • Leggings/Jeggings (leggings may be worn only if a skirt or dress of the correct length is worn over them)
  • Pajama bottoms
  • Athletic apparel

Shoes

  • Plastic flip-flops
  • Athletic sandals
  • Shower sandals

Formal Dinner Dress Code

DOs

  • Dresses (mid-thigh or longer in length)
  • Blouses, dress slacks/khakis or skirts (mid-thigh or longer in length)
  • Collared shirts/dress shirts, coat, tie, dress slacks/khakis
  • Dress shoes are preferred, heels are acceptable
  • Traditional formal wear from other cultures

DON’Ts:

  • Any article of clothing that reveals skin of the torso (lower back, lower chest, midriff, side) including tank tops, halter tops, and off-the-shoulder tops
  • Rompers or shorts (even when worn with formal shoes and knee socks)
  • Dresses and skirts that do not reach mid-thigh
  • Any shoe that does not meet the expectations of classroom dress

(Students who arrive at a formal gathering not in Formal Dress will be sent back to their room or locker to change.)

Laundry

  •  Washers and dryers are available for students to do their own laundry. Money can be loaded on a card at the bookstore to use the machines in the dorms.

Lastly, I am sure you have many more questions for us! Feel free to email any questions you may have to admissions@gouldacademy.org.


See you then and happy shopping!

– The Admissions Team

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