Packing for College

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We know things get hectic as you prepare for your journey to college so we've compiled a list of items that students have found helpful to bring:

Necessary Items

Towels / Washcloths
Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap
Hand Soap
Clothes Hangers
Laundry Basket / Hamper
Laundry Detergent & Supplies
Pillow(s)
X-Long Twin-size Bedding
Dishes: Plates/Cups/Silverware
Storage Containers
First Aid Kit & Medicines
Extension Cords / Power Strip with surge protector
Can opener

*Possible Shared Items

Small Refrigerator
Television
DVD Player
Game Console
Vacuum
Radio

*Talk with your roommate if you don't want to double up on these

Fun Items

Plants
Coffee Pot
Throw Rugs
Extra Furniture / Futon
Posters
Pictures
Wipe/Erase Board
Curtains
Storage boxes

 

Tips on how to pack for college:

storage boxes Don't overpack.  

You will probably buy things after you arrive at college when you know more about what your room looks like and how much space you have. You and your roommates may also come up with different ideas on how to arrange and decorate your room once you see what others have brought.

Use your laundry basket as a box for your smaller things to make it easier to carry.
Pack more things into storage containers instead of garbage bags; you could use the containers as extra storage for your room for things that you won't use as often.


Special Note: Residence hall fires may occur due to poor wiring on appliances and overloaded extension cords inside individual rooms. For this reason, extension cords with built-in circuit breakers are strongly recommended. Extension cords may not run under carpets or be looped over curtains or bed spreads.

Items not allowed in the residence halls for safety and wellness reasons:

Candles and incense (or anything with an open flame)
Pets (fish are acceptable)
Toasters, hot plates, electric frying pans, indoor grills (this includes the George Foreman style grills), deep fryers
Ceiling fans
Space heaters
Halogen lamps
Firearms or martial arts weapons (or anything that resembles them)
Hazardous materials
Alcohol/controlled substance, applicable signs and other paraphernalia

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