Packing Hints (Summer)

Clothing.  Different sessions of NST require different types of clothing:

  • Commissioning Ceremony and Banquet: You are encouraged to bring one set of dressy/nice attire for the commissioning and banquet.
    • Men: Coat and/or tie are NOT required, but please wear a collared shirt and nice pants.
    • Women: Please wear nice slacks, skirt, or a dress.

  • Business casual: For sessions where we have a speaker from our leadership. Business casual includes: khakis/dress slacks and collared shirts for men, and slacks or modest skirts and dresses for women. Shorts, jeans and printed t-shirts are inappropriate. There will be one night during the US Staff Conference where all new staff are recognized and you will need to wear business casual.
  • Classroom casual: Shorts, jeans, and t-shirts are fine during your IBS classes, NSO sessions, and MPD training.
  • Swimwear and workout clothes: You will have access to the recreation center at CSU and opportunities to play intramural sports.
  • Warm clothing: It is often chilly in Colorado, especially in June and in the mountains.  Please bring a jacket and other warm clothing items.  You’ll probably also need an umbrella.

Other items to pack:

  • Extra luggage or packing space to take home MPD and IBS materials you will receive onsite.
  • Bible, pen, paper/notebook
  • Money for food, laundry, entertainment
  • MPD materials, including address book, church directory, etc.
  • Laptop computer. Most of your coursework will be done electronically that will include projects to print out. There will be a computer lab with printing capabilities and with a limited number of computers for use.
  • Hangers
  • Personal toiletries and shower tote/caddy
  • Optional items – small fan, small reading lamp, clothes hamper, bicycle (Fort Collins has great thrift stores and garage sales where these things can be purchased.)
  • You may request a microwave/mini-fridge combo for use in your dorm room. It will be $100 for your entire stay. Quantities are limited and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact our Housing Team (cru19.oncampus@cru.org) for more information.

If you have any questions, please email us at join.us@cru.org.