What to Pack

The following list of useful and often-forgotten items is not an exhaustive list. But in the chaos of packing, here are some essentials you may forget:

Kitchen

  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Can opener
  • Sandwich bags
  • Plastic bowl or box with lid

Desk

  • Desk lamp
  • Dry-erase message board
  • Planner for assignments
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • A pad of lined paper
  • Ream of printing paper
  • Pens, pencils, paper, files, highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Stapler, hole punch
  • Sticky labels
  • Post-it notes
  • Paper clips
  • Stamps and envelopes

Outdoor

  • Sports gear
  • Bike
  • Raincoat
  • Umbrella

Bathroom

  • Bath and hand towels
  • Basket for shower supplies
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap or Shower gel
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush and Comb
  • Lip balm

Health care

  • Multi-vitamins
  • Aspirin/painkillers
  • Band-Aids

Housekeeping

  • Laundry bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Clothes hangers

Electrical

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Computer and/or laptop
  • Flash/USB "thumb drive"
  • Bedside lamp
  • Cell phone and charger
  • TV
  • Camera
  • Batteries

Leisure

  • Board games
  • Pack of cards
  • Ball or Frisbee

Style

  • Posters
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Wall hanging
  • Rugs
  • Blankets
  • Bedding
  • Sheets
  • Duvet and duvet covers
  • Pillows & pillow cases

Miscellaneous

  • Backpack
  • Earplugs
  • Bookends
  • Poster hangers
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Fan

Housing Policies

For more information on what to bring (and what to leave at home!), view the Residence Life and Housing Policies and Procedures and review the Student Handbook.

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