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What did early students have to bring with them to campus?
According to our first prospectus, printed in 1798, "Every boarder upon his entrance into the College is to bring with him six shirts, six pair of stockings, six pocket-handkerchiefs, four cravats, four towels, one hat, and three pairs of shoes- all quite new." Also "the uniform for the season in which he comes consisting in a complete suit for Sundays and another for week days, a silver tumbler and spoon, two knives and forks, a matrass (sic) and a pillow, two pair of sheets and two pillow-cases, three blankets and a counterpane or rug. These items will be furnished by the College, on demand, and paying immediately their amount in advance."