New Student FAQ

What should I pack?
 Here are a some tips on what to pack. We recommend coordinating with your roommate about this to avoid bringing two of something!

Items to Pack:
BeddingShower/Laundry Accessories
  • Sheets (twin size, standard length)
  • Pillow
  • Mattress Cover
  • Extra Blanket
  • Comforter
  • Towels
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Detergent
Dorm Accessories 
  • Power Strip with surge protector
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk Lamp
  • Laptop/Desktop Computer
  • Printer
  • Radio or Stereo
  • Headphones
  • TV and/or DVD Player
  • Small Refrigerator (no larger than 4 cubic feet - one per room)
  • Microwave (one per room)
  • Dry-Erase Board
  • Posters/Pictures
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Dictionary
  • School Supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils)
Items NOT to Pack:
  • Extension cords
  • Multi-outlet adapters
  • Space heaters
  • Irons
  • Halogen lamps
  • Incense/Candles (even without the wick)
  • Holiday string lights
  • Animals (except fish in an aquarium not to exceed 15 gallons)
  • Cooking appliance other than a microwave (including but not limited to: hot pot, coffee pot, toaster, toaster oven, crock pot, rice cooker, indoor grills)

When does Orientation start?
 Typically orientation begins 5-7 days before the first day of classes. Don't worry about the details. Your First-Year Advisor (FYA) will have your Orientation schedule ready when you arrive!

Where do I get my mail?
 Each student has a mailbox located on the first floor of the Rosemary Ashby Campus Center.

What is my new mailing address?
 Student Name
 c/o Pine Manor College
 400 Heath Street
 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

What about telephone calls?
 Each residence hall room is equipped with one phone jack. To activate phone service, students may call the local provider, Verizon, to arrange for services at their own expense. Students living in double rooms may share a phone.

Where can I do laundry?
 Each of the three villages, East, West and South, has a laundry room for students to use with washers, dryers and a folding table.

Is there a campus shuttle?
There is a campus shuttle that runs Sunday through Saturday from 3:30pm until 1:00am. For more information on schedules and updates, call (617) 731-7625 or visit the PMC Shuttle Service Website.

What if I have more questions?!?!?!
 Don’t worry! If you have more questions, you can contact the Residence Life Office and someone will be here to help you. You can reach us at (617) 731-7108