All In The Campaign for Blair Academy 2018-2025

Suggested Packing List

Room Needs


  • Standard twin sheets–2 sets
  • Blanket/comforter
  • Pillow
  • Foam mattress topper
  • Standard twin mattress pad


  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry supplies including a bag or basket, detergent, dryer sheets
  • Desk lamp
  • Traditional alarm clock is required for 9th graders; cell phone alarm does not count
  • Storage crates/bins
  • Power strips/surge protectors (no extension cords)

Other Room Recommendations

(Items you don’t need, but many students like to bring)

  • Window fan (recommended model) and/or floor fan
  • Mirror
  • Only one mini fridge permitted per room, not larger than 3.2 cu. ft.
  • 3M “Command Strips” & hooks
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Swiffer (or similar cleaning tool)
  • Wall decorations (ex: photos from home, posters, wall hangings, etc.)
  • Rug 
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Sports equipment (Frisbee, golf clubs, tennis/squash racket, ice skates)
  • Umbrella
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Reusable dishes (cup, bowls, plates, utensils)


  • Shower caddy
  • Bath towels
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, etc.)
  • Bandaids, antiseptic cream
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Disinfectant wipes 
  • Tissues
  • No over the counter medications


  • Essential clothing that meets Blair dress code requirements (view dress code information)
  • Athletic wear, including sport equipment
  • Casual wear/comfortable clothing
  • Winter coat, gloves, scarf, winter hat
  • Rain/snow boots

School Supplies

  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Small white board and dry erase marker set
  • Binders
  • Notebooks
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Scissors, tape, paperclips etc.
  • Computer (view information from the tech office)
  • Backpack/tote bag

What NOT to Bring

  • Halogen lamps 
  • Dart boards
  • Candles, incense, potpourri burners 
  • Small electric appliances (i.e. coffeemakers, hot pots, toaster ovens, etc.)
  • Hoverboards, electric skateboards or electric scooters
  • Space heaters

Each room comes furnished with a twin bed, dresser, desk, chair and closet for each student, and one garbage can.

Please refer to the dress code in the Student Handbook for specific clothing items to bring.

Only one mini fridge permitted per room, not larger than 3.2 cu. ft.

Halogen lamps, candles and small electric appliances are not allowed (i.e. coffeemakers, hot pots, toaster ovens etc.)