What to Bring

According to the University of Texas at Dallas guest housing website, visitors should plan on bringing the following items with them (subject to final verification with the university):

  • Laundry supplies
    • laundry detergent
    • fabric softener
    • dryer sheets
    • laundry bag
  • Toiletries
    • razor and shaving cream or soap
    • shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
    • hairbrush, comb, blow dryer, and other grooming supplies
    • tooth brush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, and other dental supplies
  • Pillows
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Medications, including over-the-counter medications
  • Clothes hangars

As part of the cost of the retreat stay, we will provide the following supplies and materials:

  • Cleaning supplies
    • Dust wipes, glass cleaner, microfiber towels, trash bags, &c
  • Consumable paper supplies
    • Paper towels, toilet paper
  • Linens
  • Hot water pot (for tea or coffee)

Optionally, we may provide the following amenities as part of the cost of the retreat:

  • Small refrigerator*
  • Microwave*
  • Television*

As part of the retreat, you are expected to bring the following additional items with you to ensure that you get the most out of the retreat experience:

  • Laptop computer (or equivalent device)
  • Microsoft Office 365, or Scrivener (or equivalent software)
    • Software *must* be able to export DOCX or Word 2019-equivalent documents.

The following items are recommended for your comfort or convenience; some may depend on the activities you choose to perform while at the retreat and where you prefer to write:

  • Lap desk or equivalent
  • Notepad and writing implements
  • Ceramic mug or reusable hot cup (for tea or coffee)
  • Reusable plastic or silicone drinking vessel with lid (for cold beverages).
  • Ungrounded extension cord (for two-prong, ungrounded devices); or
  • Grounded power strip (for three-prong, grounded devices)
  • Spare Lightning, USB-C or USB-Micro connector cables
  • HDMI cable
  • Mini-Display Port cable (depending on equipment)
  • Wireless mouse and/or keyboard
  • Headphones
  • USB key (At least 8 GB)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Nice change of clothes
  • Athletic/exercise shoes or attire

Items not permitted on the campus include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Candles
  • Toasters
  • Hot plates
  • Cooking appliances
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Pets
  • Tobacco

* subject to availability and cost

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