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Typical Packing List

Moving to college can be overwhelming for students who haven't been on their own before. Here's a typical example of a packing list for new college students to help you plan.

Basics (and a few extras):

Bed Area:

  • Pillows
  • Linens for an XL twin sized bed (Centennial Hall)
  • Comforter for an XL twin sized bed (Centennial Hall)
  • Alarm clock
  • Blankets/throws
  • Slippers

Desk Area:

  • Address Book
  • Desk lamp and light bulb (no halogen)
  • Office Supplies (notebooks, folders, binders, pens, high-lights, calculator, etc.)
  • Backpack
  • Surge protector/power strip
  • Calendar

Personal Supplies:

  • Laundry detergent/laundry basket
  • Laundry drying rack
  • Ironing and ironing board
  • Bathroom supplies (cleaners, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Money for textbooks
  • Clothes for all weather
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Small fan
  • Stamps
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Shower caddy/shower shoes
  • Towels/washclothes
  • Boots/gloves/hats/earmuffs

Call first! Check with your roommate before you bring:

  • DVD player/VCR
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video game systems

What NOT to Bring:

  • Appliances - Air conditioners, hotplates, toasters, toaster ovens, grills (including "George Foreman" grills), space heaters, etc. are not permitted). A MICROWAVE AND MINI FRIDGE ARE PROVIDED IN EVERY ROOM!
  • Open flames - Candles, incense, etc.
  • Console TVs
  • Firearms, weapons, and fireworks
  • Halogen lamps and multi-headed floor lamps
  • Large pieces of furniture
  • Pets