Professional & Continuing Studies

43rd Annual Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence

What to Bring to Governor’s School

Refer to the packing list below, and especially don’t forget these important items:

  • blanket
  • light jacket or umbrella in case of rain
  • comfortable shoes, including at least one pair of closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers
  • refillable water bottle or water bottles

Governor’s School suggested packing list

  • Clothing. Typical dress codes of most schools are applicable for everyday apparel.
    • Shorts, jeans, shirts and T-shirts are fine.
    • Comfortable shoes: including at least one pair of closed-toed shoes (sneakers, loafers, etc.).
    • Sweater or sweatshirt, as the air-conditioned classrooms can be cold.
    • One “dressy” outfit for the closing ceremony.
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen for the outdoor activities.
    • Light jacket or umbrella in case of rain.
  • Dormitory Items. Students are responsible for twin-sized sheets, blankets, pillows, towels and washcloths. No linens are provided.
    • The dorm rooms are air-conditioned, so you will need a blanket.
    • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.).
    • Alarm clock.
    • Cash, change, credit card or debit card for the soda/snack machines.
    • Refillable water bottle or water bottles.
  • Instrumental Students. Bring your hand-carried instruments.
  • Medical Issues. Students taking prescriptions must have the medications in the original prescription bottle labeled with their name, medication name, physician and dosage. Documentation of being on a prescribed medication must be noted on the Emergency Treatment Form. Students with asthma, please don’t forget to bring your inhalers.
  • Field Trips. All Academic Field Trips are scheduled for Wednesday. Students going on the following trips, or who are participating in specified programs, should come prepared as follows:
    • Marine Science Field Trip: Wear old clothes and shoes, a hat and sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, and dry clothes for the ride home.
    • Sports and Exercise Science Field Trip: Come prepared with a bathing suit. Students with asthma are to bring inhalers.
  • Visual Arts: Please come prepared to wear clothing suitable for working in the art studio and bring sunglasses, sunscreen and hats for your protection during the outside field trip activities.
  • Theatre Program: Students are to continue practicing in order to be prepared with their monologue that they used for their audition.
  • Sports Enthusiasts: Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts and other outside recreation will be available during designated times. Students may bring their own sports equipment for these activities. A large artificial turf field is available for student use as well.