What to Bring

What should I pack?

We recommend that you consider packing the following list of items when moving to College. 

Clothing

  • Umbrella
  • Boots, sandals
  • Raincoat
  • Sleeping wear
  • Robe
  • Slippers
  • Shorts, tops
  • Dresses, slacks
  • Socks, underwear
  • Sweaters
  • Sneakers, dress shoes
  • Jacket
  • Gloves

Linens

  • Sheets (Twin XL)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pillow, blanket, bedspread
  • Cleaning supples
  • Cleanser/sponge
  • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • Toilet plunger
  • Toilet paper
  • Funiture polish or dust cloth
  • Dish detergent and dish cloth
  • Waste basket and garbage bags
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Laundry soap
  • Hangers
  • Vaccuum/broom
  • Shower curtain

Food 

  • Popcorn
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Coffee, tea, hot cocoa
  • Utensils and dishes
  • Quarters for vending machines
  • Instant food (ramen noodles)
  • Soda or juice boxes
  • Microwave meals
  • Snacks

 Electrical Gadgets 

  • Desk lamps
  • Television
  • Hot Pot
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Power bars with safety switch
  • Stereo
  • Computer or typewriter
  • Alarm clock
  • Lamps
  • Blow dryer and/or curling iron

Study Supplies

  • Paper clips
  • Stapler
  • Rubber bands
  • Notebooks and paper
  • Stationery and stamps
  • Computer or typing paper
  • Addresses and phone numbers
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Desk accessories
  • Calculator
  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Unacceptable items (including but not limited to):

  • Extension cords
  • Portable electric heaters
  • Hot plate
  • Sun lamp
  • Heating coil
  • Electric frying pan
  • Broiler/toaster oven
  • Griddle
  • Toaster
  • Sandwich maker
  • Refrigerator and microwave - a micro-fridge unit is provided in all the on-campus residence hall rooms

When in doubt about acceptable items, ask a Residence Life staff member: 412-536-1195