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Packing List

Here is a recommended packing list to use as you prepare for session. During check-in delegates are assigned a city, county, and party. Students from the same school are divided into different cities and will have the opportunity to get to know other students around the state. Delegates will be staying two to a room in ENMU dorms with twin beds, desks and a sink. Bathroom facilities are communal and shared between two rooms.  No linens (sheets, towels, pillows, etc) are provided with the rooms so students need to come prepared for this week of dorm life along with the proper clothing for the week listed on our dress code page.

Students are provided meals by the ENMU cafeteria and additionally each city receives snacks to enjoy during the week. Students can purchase additional snacks from the Canteen located in the lobby of the dorm, open during recreation times and evening dorm times. In addition students can purchase coffee beverages from the ENMU snack bar located in the meeting building during morning hours.


Students are not allowed to pickup or have any additional items delivered to them while at NM Boys/Girls State.

If a student forgets an item they can check our canteen that has some personal items along with snacks. If a parent needs to have something delivered to a student during session please contact the below links to discuss and make arrangements:

American Legion Boys State

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Check-In Items

All items listed are required at the latest by check-in Sunday, June 2.

See details on deadlines and how to turn in your paperwork at the Be Prepared page.


NM Boys State Scholarships

Eligible to NM Boys State Attendees Only

Don't forget

your photo id!

In addition to the session documents above, all students must bring a photo id with them to check-in. This can be a state issued id, military id, or school id.

Personal Items

Personal Care Items

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste

  • Hair dryer, Curlers, Brush, etc

  • Sanitary supplies

  • Other toiletry articles

  • Kleenex tissue

  • Medications



  • Twin sheets

  • Pillow/pillowcase

  • Blanket or sleeping bag


Shower Items

  • Towels/washcloths

  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops (Rubber Soled)

  • Robe – Showers are community dorm style

  • Bath Soap, Shampoo, etc.


Hangers (there are none in dorms)

Wellness Products
Clothes suitcase


See the Dress Code for a full guide of approved clothes for the week. There will be no opportunity for laundry during the week so please pack accordingly.

Make sure that you have:

  • A week’s supply of underclothes/clothes - see dress code

    • Business Casual/Casual for every day wear​

    • Recreational clothes for afternoon sports/activities

    • Nightwear

  • Comfortable shoes, you will be doing a lot of walking

    • Casual shoes for the week​

    • Sneakers for recreational activities

    • Shower shoes/Flip flops

  • Dressy Casual outfit for the Inaugural Banquet

  • Recommend bringing:

    • Light Jacket or Sweater – Nights and some of the meeting rooms can get cold


You will want to be comfortable, but you will also want to look your best for campaigning and for performing as Government Officials. We request you look your best when in scheduled meetings, particularly when we have guest speakers.

Suggested Items

Notebook and Pencils

Device Chargers

Refillable Water Bottle - refill stations available

Bag - We spend most of the day away from the dorms with limited opportunity to return before the evenings. It is helpful to have a bag to carry items you may need during the week like paperwork, pen, notebook for writing, etc.

Campaign Material – this can be anything you may need to campaign as long as nothing is prepared ahead of your arrival at session. 

  • Pens/Markers

  • Tape

  • Colored Paper

Cell Phone
Money for Canteen or ENMU Coffee Shop

Costume/Props - a talent show will be held during the week and we invite you to share your skills

Musical Instruments - a NM Boys/Girls State band will be organized Sunday afternoon and will perform at all important functions.

Sports Equipment - limited time in the afternoons will be available for relaxation and sports. Facilities will be available for basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, and gym activities.

School Backpack
For a printable packing list click here.
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