Things to Bring

The first time away from home and living on a college campus can be intimidating; however, we have made it a bit easier for you with this list of suggested items to consider when packing!

*Note: You will want to talk with your roommate(s) as well and see what they might be bringing and what you may choose to share.

Personal Items

  • Luggage or plastic tote carriers (easy for bringing home clothes on breaks!)
  • Fan
  • Pens, pencils, flash drive, other essential school supplies
  • Shampoo, soap and other bath products
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes/flip-flops
  • Towels
  • Tissues
  • First aid kit and any medications (i.e. pain relievers)
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Bed sheets, pillows, blankets (standard twin sheets will fit)
  • Microwavable foods (i.e. EasyMac, Ramen)
  • Mini-fridge (up to 4.5 cubic feet)
  • Coffee maker (has to have an automatic shutoff)
  • Area rug
  • Bowls, cups, plates, silverware
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry basket/hamper/bag
  • Detergent and fabric softener
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Umbrella
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hangers
  • Personal information: health insurance card, banking, passport, and other necessary forms of identification
  • ...oh and don’t forget your clothes (especially a winter jacket!!)


  • Ethernet cable
  • Power strip (should be UL approved and have a on/off reset button)
  • TV, co-axial cable wire and splitter (if using more than one TV in the room)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray player
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock

View the list of suggested items to bring with you on move-in day! Again, this is just a suggested list, so don't feel like you have to bring every item on the list. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Residence Life.