Student Portal Packing List

Packing List


Be sure that your shoes for each day are comfortable for walking. Please note that sport shoes or sandals should not be worn with the formal Forum classroom attire. Remember to bring winter boots as February and March traditionally bring wintery weather to Ottawa. You will be able to change from boots to shoes before activities.

Mandatory Dress Code: During Sessions

  • 3 to 5 pairs of dress pants or skirts
  • 3 to 5 blouses or dress shirts
  • 1 sport coat or blazer
  • 1 formal outfit or suit for the Parliamentarians’ Reception
  • 1 pair of dress shoes
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes (not runners)
  • Stockings and/or underwear for the week


Casual Clothing: At Hotel Only

  • Jeans or sweatpants
  • T-Shirts and/or hoodies
  • Slippers or running shoes
  • Bathrobe or pajamas



  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Curling iron (if needed)
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Pads or tampons
  • All necessary medications



  • Cell phone charger
  • Pens, pencils, and notebooks
  • Camera
  • Musical instrument for skit night
  • Water bottle
  • Lapel pins or buttons (to share)
  • Spending money