Residence Life & Housing

 

Ordering Care Packages

One of the best pick-me-ups for our students is when they receive a care package from their loved ones at home.

St. Ambrose is now working with Basket Bowtique, a privately owned gift shop in downtown Cedar Rapids. All packages are hand-made, individually wrapped and personally delivered to campus. Proceeds from Care Packages help fund programming and community building efforts by SAU Residence Life.

You may purchase the packages individually, or purchase the Ambrose Plan (which includes all five packages) for a discounted price of $99. Order forms are available at First Year orientations and by download (pdf). You can also order online. 

For more information please contact the Residence Life office, 563-333-6258 or email.

 

Care Package: Move-In PackThe Move-In Pack $30

The Move-In Pack comes in a re-usable hard-plastic container perfect for storing various odds and ends. In addition to energy-inducing snacks and drinks, this pack comes with everything below and some other essentials, like a deck of playing cards! Order by: Aug. 24; Delivered: Aug. 31

  • Popcorn
  • Oreos
  • Chex Mix
  • Cookies
  • Nutri-Grain Bars
  • Skittles
  • Gardettos
  • Deck of Playing Cards
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Bottle of Water
  • Twizzlers
  • Cheez-It Crackers
  • Trail Mix
  • Suckers
  • Gatorade
  • Animal Crackers
  • Hot Chocolate

 

Care Package: Halloween PackThe Halloween Pack $20

The Halloween Pack serves as a reminder of the fall season, with favorites such as apple juice and cider. Those traditional items, balanced with a combination of Halloween treats and healthy snacks like pretzels, create a well-rounded approach to get your son or daughter through fall midterms. The package comes in a clear bag, decorated with Halloween tissue paper to give it a spook-tacular appearance! Order by: Oct. 17; Delivered: Oct. 28

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Candy Corn (2)
  • Apple Juice
  • Blow Pops
  • Mini Pretzels
  • Cheez-It Crackers
  • Oreos
  • Three Musketeers Bar
  • Halloween Candy 

Care Package: Finals PackThe Fall Finals Pack $20

The Fall Finals Pack is a stress-busting favorite that arrives in a popcorn bucket tied with Ambrose colors. As the tension and anxiety of finals creeps in, students will be able to kick back with some comfort food to relieve that stress - and maybe use the packaging to enjoy a movie or two! Order by: Nov. 30; Delivered: Dec. 9

  • Popcorn
  • Doritos
  • Cheetos
  • Combos
  • Animal Crackers
  • M&Ms
  • Starburst Candy
  • Skittles
  • Junior Mints
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Cans of pop (3)

 

Care Package: Valentine's Day PackThe Valentine's Pack $20

The Valentine's Pack, packaged in a red box with a big Valentine's ribbon as a reminder of your love, shows your student that you're thinking of them when they're away at school. Although the weather outside might be cold, you're going to warm your student up with some cocoa and "red hot" cinnamon candies. Order by: Feb. 1; Delivered Feb. 10

  • Chocolate Box
  • Fruit Punch Gatorade
  • Bottle of Water
  • Skittles
  • Hershey's Chocolate Bar
  • Twizzlers
  • Hot Tamales Candy
  • Cinnamon Popcorn
  • Suckers

 

Care Package: Spring Finals PackThe Spring Finals Pack $20

The Spring Finals Pack comes in a blue or white canvas bag to complement SAU's colors. Full of recharging treats and drinks, this pack is sure to keep your student's energy level up for all those late nights of reviewing and cramming! Order by: April 26; Delivered May 5

  • Bottle of Water
  • Bottle of Juice
  • Oreos
  • Chex Mix
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Granola Bars (2)
  • Pop Tart
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Popcorn