What to bring to D'Youville

Here is a list of items you will either want to bring with you or purchase shortly after you arrive in the U.S.

Essential Items

  • Bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets)
  • Bath towels
  • Appropriate clothing for each season
    • Winter (-3C/25F) - hats, gloves, a warm coat, boots, and sweaters
    • Spring (10C/50F) - lightweight jacket
    • Summer (25C/75F) - shorts, t-shirts
    • Fall (10C/50F) - lightweight jacket
  • Money to purchase books and anything else you forgot to bring from home. You will need at least $1,000 to start. Once you get here we will help you establish a bank account, in which you can have money wired** to you from home. See the section below on bringing money into the U.S.
  • Notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils for classes. You can also purchase these items here.
  • Passport, I-20 and other documentation if required
  • Completed student health forms (if you did not send them ahead of time)
  • Phone


Make sure you review information on D'Youville's housing accommodations.

Declaring Currency

Please note the following from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website:

"Travellers leaving or entering the U.S. are required to report monetary instruments (i.e. currency or check) valued at $10,000 or more on a "Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments" from FinCEN 105" (available at or from a CBP officer) "Failure to declare currency in amount of over $10,000 can result it its seizure."

**Wire transfer information:

Key Bank National Association
Syracuse, New York 13202
ABA# 021300077
To credit:
D'Youville College A/C# 329681081017

Helpful Links

Learn More

  • Entry to U.S.

    You'll need to carefully follow specific entry procedures into the U.S.
    Read more

  • Need Help?

    Learn how to finance your education in the U.S., including scholarships, income taxes and how to calculate college costs.
    Read more

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