Logistics for SI
Below is some general information to help prepare you for the summer. We'll be providing additional information during Opening Week regarding local gyms, grocery stores, happy hour sushi, and other useful tidbits.
Your room has a living room, full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Here are a few items that are not included. For more information, please review the agreement that you were sent via email:
- Pots and pans
- Phone (landline or cell)
- Extension Cords
- Computer (you will have free internet access in your room)
- Television/DVD player/other electronics
- Cleaning supplies
What to Wear
For most Truman-related events, "business attire" is required. For Suit People: This means a dress shirt, slacks or khakis, and occasionally a tie. Bring a jacket since event rooms can get chilly. Suits are not necessary for most events. For Non-Suit People: Dress pants or skirts, twin sets, button-ups, etc. Bring a jacket or sweater since event rooms can get chilly. We will remind you of those events for which you should wear a suit, such as the evening with Secretary Albright or the Stennis Center Day on the Hill. Upon your arrival in DC, we will also let you know which days you should wear a suit during Opening Week.
For your internships, appropriate dress depends on the office. It is better to overdress for the first few days than underdress and be mistaken for a lost tourist. Take your cues from your supervisor. DC tends to be a conservative town fashion wise, so keep this in mind if you don't want to stand out. DC in the summer is SULTRY. It was a swamp to begin with, after all. Leave your woollies behind and bring tiny clothes to wear on weekends and evenings. For Suit People: Go for the shirt and tie. Leave a jacket in the office in case you need it. Most federal agencies are fairly casual in the summer--you might get away with the polo-shirt/khaki pant combo on Fridays, at least. For Non-Suit People: You have many options. Most offices will be fine with a combination of dresses, dress pants and skirts. Hose are generally not necessary unless your office is very formal. Pay special attention to your shoes - you will do a lot of walking.