Packing Checklist

What to Pack

The items below are only suggestions. Refer to the Living on Campus Handbook for a complete list of permissible items and campus living policies. 

And remember, less is more! Talk with your roommate ahead of time about larger items you can share like a TV, refrigerator, or microwave.

These items are just suggestions. 

Sleep Essentials

  • Twin or Twin XL Sheets (Most are Twin XL. View your res hall's page for measurements.)
  • Comforter
  • Throw Blanket
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Mattress Pad/Topper

Room Decor

  • Posters & Photos
  • Area Rug
  • Curtains (Must be on a tension rod!)
  • Lamps (No halogen or "Medusa" lamps!)
  • Extra Storage Bins/Shelves/Shoe Rack
  • Bulletin Boards & Tacks
  • Sticky Tack & Non-permanent Adhesive Wall Hooks)
  • Small Took Kit
  • Desk Lamp (No Halogen!)
  • Trash Can & Recycle Bin

Tech & Entertainment 

  • Grounded 3-Prong Power Strips
  • Surge Protector/Extension Cords
  • Printer with Connection Cord (WiFi printing is not available)
  • Computer and Accessories
  • TV and Coaxial Cord
  • Headphones
  • Chargers for Electronics
  • Ethernet Cable



Kitchen Supplies

  • Microwave (up to 1000 Watts)
  • Mini-Fridge (up to 5 cubic feet)
  • Coffee Pot with Auto Shutoff
  • Plates and Bowls
  • Cups and Mugs
  • Utensils
  • Bag Clips
  • Water
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Travel Mug or Reusable Water Bottle

Class Supplies

  • Backpack
  • Stapler, Staples and Paper Clips
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks/Binder with Paper
  • Pencils, Pens & Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes
  • Printer Paper

Job Search

Health & Personal Care

  • Wash Cloths and Towels
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Personal Hygiene Items, etc.
  • Personal Medication
  • Toothbrush
  • Slippers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Thermometer 
  • Hangers and Clothes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Basket
  • Broom & Dust Pan/Vacuum
  • Full-length Mirror

Weather Preparedness

  • Charging Bank
  • Flashlight(s)
  • Batteries
  • Rain Jacket
  • Rain/All-weather Boots
  • Bottled Water
  • Can Opener

Leave at Home

  • Bed Risers
  • Alcohol/Illegal Drugs/Tobacco
  • Weapons (including facsimile weapons)
  • Candles, Incense, Melted Wax Products
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Open Heating Coil Appliances like Toasters, Waffle Irons, George Foreman Grills, Hot Plates, etc.
  • Space Heaters and AC Units
  • Wireless Internet Routers
  • Pets & Animals
    • Except fish in a 20-gallon or smaller tank.
    • Except registered service or assistance animals.

Refer to the Living on Campus Handbook for a complete list of permissible items and campus living policies.