Packing List

As you prepare in these final days before Urbana, here’s what you should plan to bring with you:

  • Bible. But only if you have to have your Bible. You’ll get an Urbana 15 Bible when you check in.
  • Pens or pencils. In different colors for manuscript Bible study.
  • Journal. Even if you don’t normally journal, you will likely have a lot to process during Urbana. Writing out thoughts and questions, things you want to remember, people’s names, and new commitments can be very helpful.
  • Electronics. Some kind of internet device and whatever else you really need to have.
  • Electronic doodads. Chargers, cords, and even an external battery pack to keep your phone going while you tweet and use the Urbana app.
  • Medicine. Any prescriptions, as well as cold and pain meds, and anything you want to bring to help your immune system.
  • Hand sanitizer. Or lotion if you’d rather wash your hands a lot.
  • Earplugs. Just in case a roommate snores.
  • Toothbrush. And floss.
  • Deodorant. Yes, you.
  • Money. For the offering.
  • Money. For travel meals, four lunches, and maybe a snack on New Year’s Eve.
  • Cash-money. For a Metro passes or restaurants that don’t take credit cards.
  • A blank check on the table before God. No strings attached.
  • Clothing. In layers (here’s the forecast).
  • Winter coat. (Again, here’s the forecast).
  • Something for rain. That forecast has it raining a bunch the first couple of days.
  • Underwear.
  • Shoes and socks. Both need to be good for walking. Plan to get these a bit beforehand so you can break them in and make sure they’re comfortable. Never get new shoes right before a trip where you need to wear them every day.
  • Backpack.
  • Extra space. In your luggage for stuff from the bookstore, and in your head and heart for the ways you'll grow.
  • Comfort item. Urbana can be intense, so be honest with yourself and bring that little something that could make a big difference in your attitude and well-being.

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