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What Should I Bring to Campus?

International Admissions Information  

 

Other Helpful Information  

 

Personal items:  

The most important items you can pack in your suitcase are those that help us know you and your culture better! OCC encourages you to bring:

  • Traditional clothing items
  • Musical instruments
  • Photos of your family and your hometown
  • Photos of you as a baby or young child
  • Any small trinkets, artifacts or gifts that you may want to share with others

What else you should bring from home:  

  • Prescription and other medicines or personal hygiene products you use regularly
  • Appropriate clothing -- it is hot in Joplin in August (if arriving for the fall semester) and very cold in January (if arriving in the spring)
  • Good walking shoes
  • Laptop computer, if you own one
  • Translator (if needed) and batteries -- they may be difficult to find here.
  • Converters for any electronic items you bring -- you will need this to use your laptops, etc.

What you can buy when you arrive:  

  • Pillow/pillow case
  • One sheet set (fitted and flat sheets)
  • Bath towel and washcloth
  • Enough soap and shampoo to last until you can buy more 
  • Ethernet card and cable
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp
  • Phone cards
  • Quilt/blanket
  • Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, shaving gel, perfume
  • School supplies such as notebooks, paper, pens, stapler
  • Laundry basket, detergent, clothes hangers, etc.
  • Extra clothing
  • Radio

These are merely suggestions. Please feel free to contact OCC by e-mail at admissions@OCC.edu.