Health care systems and procedures in the U.S.A. may vary greatly from those in your home country. Making appointments with a doctor, communicating with the doctor and knowing the appropriate medical vocabulary to describe your condition are quite important. Be prepared when you arrive by bringing all relevant health reports, prescription medication, and other items that you use on a regular basis to keep your health in good order. Maintaining good health while studying is of the utmost importance as it will ensure your success during your first year at SMC.
As you prepare to travel, please make sure that you have completed or brought the following items.
YOU MAY NOT REGISTER FOR CLASSES UNTIL THE MEDICAL EVALUATION FORM AND THE INSTITUTION IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FORMS ARE SUBMITTED TO SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA.
Here is a packing list from SMC student life. Click on the link on the right for more details that will help with your transition to college life.
Suggested Packing List:
Keep in mind that you will most likely be sharing a room with another person (or two!), so be sure to coordinate with your roommate(s) about what you will bring. Additionally, if you have a single room, you will still have limited space.
Note: When you arrive, there will be an opportunity for you to purchase necessary items from this list. Transportation to and from the store will be provided.