Packing List

About Our Dorm Rooms: Your room will have beds, bureaus, desks, chairs, mirrors, closets, and window shades. There is one shared bathroom on each of the residence halls. 

Things you must bring to CITYterm:

  • CITYterm summer reading (see summer reading assignment sheet for details)
  • Laptop computer
  • Cell phone
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Backpack, book bag or messenger bag
  • Sheets (for a regular twin bed, not extra-long), blanket, pillows, comforter, and pillowcase
  • Winter coat, warm gloves, hat and scarf (Note: Spring students will spend at least the first half of the term experiencing our winter season.  We usually start to experience warmer temps after Spring Break)
  • Bath towels and hand towels
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing for hanging out in the dorm and in the city on weekends
  • One professional outfit (boys: jacket and tie; girls: pants suit, dress, or skirt)
  • School Supplies (Spiral-bound notebooks for three-hole punch loose paper, pens/pencils, 2-3 binders (most people use one large binder for all Urban Core classes and an additional binder for each additional class), post-its or highlighters if you use them)
*CITYterm has eight computers with Internet access available to students in the classrooms. Each classroom is also equipped with wireless access and laser printers. Note, however, the classrooms are not accessible to students after 11:00 pm.

Things we recommend you bring to CITYterm:


  • Flip-flops and/or shower shoes
  • Fan (particularly for the Fall semester)
  • Bathrobe
  • Alarm clock
  • Surge protector
  • Collapsible umbrella
  • Raincoat and rain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Airtight plastic containers (if you plan to store snacks in your room)


Things to bring to CITYterm if you want them:

  • Recreational equipment (e.g., tennis racket, lacrosse stick, roller blades, ice skates, etc.)
  • Speakers or stereo for your room
  • Small area rug for room
  • Camera

Important:  Less is more when it comes to dorm living.  We consistently receive feedback that our dorm rooms are large and well-equipped and that additional, large items were not necessary.  To the extent you are comfortable, we encourage students and families not to invest in larger items that will be difficult to send home at the end of the term.  

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CITYterm at The Masters School

49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522

914.479.6502

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