What to Bring
Consider the extremes of Adirondack Mountain weather (35-100°F) when selecting items to bring. We experience hot, sunny days and cold, wet, rainy days too. Casual clothes are worn except for concerts, which require students to wear suits/sport coats or dresses/dressy pants. Students must supply their own regular, twin size bed sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and towels. An extra set of sheets is recommended as laundry’s turn around is 24 hours. If you have room, a mattress pad is also recommended. A pillow is provided. For international students there are a limited number of sheets, blankets and towels available for rent.
In addition to the above and the clothes you choose to bring, the following items will be useful:
Scale and Etude books
Music, strings, and accessories can be purchased on campus at the school music store. A violinmaker is on site for your instrument repairs and rehairs. Before arrival, have your bow rehaired short due to the very high humidity.
Optional sports equipment to bring: tennis racket, swimsuit, beach towel, and soccer gear. We supply soccer balls, table tennis paddles, basketballs, badminton rackets, and frisbees. Supplies we sell: table tennis balls, table tennis paddles and badminton birdies. Rental fee on some items, refunded if item returned in same condition.
Hiking gear: sturdy hiking boots, (required for mountain hikes), wool socks, daypack, water bottle, hat, jacket.
If you are planning on keeping any snacks in your dorm room it is required that all food be kept in glass, metal, or hard plastic containers so food will not attract pests.
It is suggested that you bring at least $300 in cash, checks, or travelers checks for spending money. There is no ATM on campus. Students may “bank” their money in the office to keep it safe.
Weekly town trips are available for shopping needs. An ATM is available in town.
Electronic Devices and Cell Phone Availability
Only Verizon and T-Mobile cell service is available at the school. There are campus phones available for student use and phone cards can be purchased in the office. Wireless Internet service is available in the Main House during open hours, except during meals and cafeteria cleanup time.
Cell phone use for students under the age of 18 is limited so as not to interfere with studies, practice, sleep and campus life. Please see our Electronic Devices and Cell Phone Policy. Our policy is strictly enforced and students found in violation are subject to expulsion.
What NOT to Bring
Meadowmount has clean, rustic accommodations that cannot handle the electrical load required by many appliances and electronic gadgets. Extension cords are not allowed. (One surge protector power strip is fine.) The following items will be confiscated and returned at the time of departure.
Violin Shop on Campus:
Luggage Shipping Address:
You may send luggage and boxes ahead of your arrival beginning June 10 to the following address via US Postal Service or courier service: