Packing List

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  • Physical copy of photo identification (passport, ID card, driver's license, school ID badge)
  • At least 3 outfits for outdoor activities that adheres to the dress code policy
  • A week’s worth of lab attire that adheres to the dress code policy
  • At least 1 business causal outfit that adheres to the dress code policy
  • A pair of closed toes shoes that you do not mind getting muddy
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.)


  • Cell phone with WhatsApp downloaded
  • Rain gear, such as rain jacket (you will be provided with a poncho during the program)
  • Money for miscellaneous items or souvenirs, if desired
  • Snacks
  • Shower shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellant
  • Extra pair of glasses if you wear contacts
  • Prescription medication if required (clearly labeled)
  • EpiPen if you are subject to life-threatening allergic reactions; know how to use it

NOT Allowed

  • Illegal drugs
  • Vapes
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Expensive items, such as jewelry
  • Visitation from boyfriends/girlfriends
  • Pets
  • Clothing that does not meet program dress code requirements.

*ORAU is not responsible for the loss of any valuables you may choose to bring to the program (such as: jewelry, electronic devices, laptop computers, cash, personal items, etc.)