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Residence Hall Essentials

The time has come to start packing for your move to school. To make this easier for you, we have come up with a checklist of items that the average student brings. We hope this helps you in your move to the campus. You will need:

Academic/Desk Supplies

  • Pens/pencils/pencil sharpener
  • Desk lamp
  • Erasers
  • Stapler
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Telephone
  • Desk organizer
  • Calendar
  • Computer CDs/USB drive
  • Post-it notes
  • Paper
  • Notebooks
  • Writing tablet
  • Poster/pictures
  • Poster putty
  • Hole puncher
  • White-out
  • Backpack

Miscellaneous Room Items

  • Micro-fridge (capacity not greater than 4 cu. ft.)
  • Microwave (1000 watts or less)
  • TV/VCR/DVD player
  • Cable TV wire (coaxial cable)
  • Radio
  • Alarm clock
  • Lamp
  • Cleaning supplies/broom/dust pan
  • Vacuum
  • Hangers
  • Fan
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Cups/mugs
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Bowl/plate/silverware
  • Can opener
  • Pots/pans/utensils
  • Paper towels/napkins
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Canned goods
  • Trash bags
  • Flashlight/batteries

Personal Products

  • Hair products
  • Hair dryer
  • Comb/brush
  • Q-tips
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash/soap
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Headache remedy
  • Cold medicine
  • Medicine/First Aid kit
  • Band-aids
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Nail clippers
  • Dental floss
  • Shower caddy/shoes
  • Hand soap
  • Tissues
  • Moisturizer
  • Towels/washcloths/hand towels
  • Decorations

Bedding

  • Extra-long sheets
  • Extra-long mattress cover
  • Pillow(s)
  • Pillow cases
  • Comforter

Remember to check with your roommate(s) so you don’t end up with two (or three) of everything!

Think green and bring electronics that are energy efficient.