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What to Bring

Linens

  • bath towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • standard twin sheets and pillowcases for Warkentin and Haury, extra long twin sheets for Voth
  • twin mattress pad
  • blankets
  • pillow
  • comforter 

Laundry and clothing care

  • detergent, fabric softener and stain remover
  • laundry basket or laundry bag
  • coat hangers

Personal items

  • toiletries, basket to carry them to the bath/shower room 
  • shower shoes
  • scarf, warm coat, gloves, hat
  • umbrella
  • iron, small ironing board

Kitchen items

  • plates, bowls
  • cups, glasses, mugs
  • eating/serving utensils
  • pans
  • can opener
  • dishtowels
  • plastic storage containers

Cleaning supplies

  • dish soap
  • dustcloth
  • sponges, dish scrubber

Other

  • first-aid supplies
  • medicine
  • alarm clock
  • wastebasket
  • playing cards
  • fan
  • calculator
  • decorations
  • posters, photos, artwork
  • calendar/organizer
  • small area rug
  • desk lamp, clip-on light
  • television 
  • DVD or Blu-ray player / gaming console 
  • headphones
  • small refrigerator
  • microwave oven
  • small vacuum cleaner
  • computer 
  • printer
  • surge protectors - make sure these are the long power strips with a cord
  • bike with lock
  • floor and/or table lamps (no halogen lamps)

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.