Packing for College
Welcome to Avila University!
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:
Towels / Washcloths
Laundry Basket / Hamper
Mask, cleaning and laundry supplies
X-Long Twin-size Bedding
First Aid Kit & Medicines
Extension Cords / Power Strip with surge protector
*Possible Shared Items
*Talk with your roommate if you don't want to double up on these
Extra Furniture / Futon
Tips on how to pack for college:
Don't over pack.
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
Firearms or martial arts weapons (or anything that resembles them)
Alcohol/controlled substance, applicable signs and other paraphernalia