EXPLO at Yale | Packing List

Most of the materials required for courses and scheduled activities will be provided by EXPLO. In some cases, students are required to provide specific materials such as a laptop for a writing course. If this is the case, you can find specific information about what to bring in the published course description. We’ll also email you a reminder closer to the summer. In regard to clothing, EXPLO is typically a casual place. Most students wear shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers on a daily basis. Occasionally, students will be asked to wear more formal or business attire for student presentations, trips like a Broadway show or other events like a student dance. We recommend packing at least one dressier outfit for such occasions. For All Students Sports Equipment: EXPLO provides much of the athletic equipment that you’ll need during the summer, with the exception of mouthguards, athletic clothing, and footwear. Mouthguards are highly recomended for certain sports, and we strongly suggest that you bring a pre-fitted mouthguard with you from home. Soccer cleats and other specialty sport-specific footwear are also recommended, but not required, for participation in athletic workshops. Feel free to bring your own racquets, gloves, shin guards, dance shoes, knee pads, or other athletic equipment. Please note, EXPLO is not responsible for lost or stolen equipment. EXPLO at Yale SUMMER PACKING LIST (1of 2) Bicycles, In-Line Skates, Skateboards, and Scooters: Bring a strong lock and helmet. · These items are permitted within program-established boundaries only. · It is strongly recommended that students using in-line skates, skateboards, or scooters wear elbow, wrist, and knee pads and helmets. · It is strongly recommended that students wear helmets when riding their bikes. Bikes should be locked to outdoor racks in the Old Campus. Students must provide their own locks. · We have found that students are sometimes reluctant to wear all recommended safety gear, especially for skateboarding and in-line skating. Please don’t bring bicycles, etc. to campus unless you intend to wear recommended safety gear. Closed-Toe Shoes: For all athletic activities and science classes, closed-toe shoes are required. We recommend every student come to EXPLO with a pair of sneakers. Musical Instruments: If you enjoy playing a musical instrument, we encourage you to bring easily transportable instruments to share your music with students and staff. There are numerous opportunities throughout the summer to share your talents and play/practice with others. Please note that EXPLO is not responsible for lost or stolen instruments. If you wish to practice piano, several music rooms are available during afternoon activity periods on a daily, first-come, first-served basis. Students interested should inquire in the Student Programming Office once on campus. Costumes: A summer at EXPLO offers a number of opportunities to dress up. Wigs, masks, full outfits – bring what you’ve got if you can. In particular, EXPLO at Yale offers a “Halloween in July” Evening Event, for which it’s encouraged to bring a costume. For Day Students For daily use, we recommend a backpack to carry your personal items with you. A designated unlocked space is available for day students to store their items as necessary. Please label all bags with your name and living group. For overnights, bring a sleeping bag/bedroll and pillow, a towel, and toiletries. EXPLO does not provide bed linens for day student overnights.

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