Packing List


  • Lamp (no halogen)
  • Trash can
  • Dry erase board/markers
  • Posters
  • TV/DVD player
  • Fan
  • Chairs or futon (check room assignment for measurements)

Personal Items

  • Shower items and caddy
  • Hair supplies
  • Toothbrush, dental floss, toothpaste, mouthwash
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Face wash
  • Wash cloths and towels
  • Tweezers, Q-tips, nail clipper

Bed Items

  • Alarm clock
  • Pillows
  • Sheets, blankets, pillow cases

Desk Items

  • Calendar
  • Planner
  • Computer (and charger)/printer
  • Calculator (find out what type you need for your math class)
  • Stapler/stable remover
  • Tape/duct tape
  • Paper clips, pens, pencils
  • Notebooks and folders
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks, sticky tack
  • Postage stamps
  • Desk chair
  • Book bag


  • Plates, cups, silverware (plastic or silverware)
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Hot pot
  • Refrigerator (4.2 cubic foot capacity)
  • Microwave (700 watt)
  • Coffee maker (carafe or Keuirg)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dust cloths
  • Air freshener
  • Laundry detergent (HE or regular)
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Iron


  • Bathrobe, shower shoes
  • Winter gear (coat, hat, gloves)
  • Rain gear (raincoat, umbrella, rain boots)
  • Swimsuit
  • Workout clothes


  • Aspirin, prescriptions, vitamins
  • Hangers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Kleenex
  • Sewing kit
  • Address book
  • Checkbook
  • Cellphone and charger
  • First aid kit

Items Not to Bring

  • Pets (any living animal, including fish)
  • Weapons (all kinds, but not limited to, knives, paint ball guns, BB guns, pellet guns, air soft guns, super soakers, decorative weapons)
  • Appliances with exposed coils, hot plates, grills, toasters
  • George Foreman-type grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Outside antennas
  • Candles


  • Carpet may be brought, but may not be glued or taped to the floor
  • TVs do not need any special digital conversion box
  • If you have any questions about whether an item will or will not "fit" please contact the housing office


University Hall, Heitz Hall, and Williams Hall will have extra-long twin mattresses provided throughout the entire building. Harper Hall and Wyckoff Hall will have one extra long mattress and one standard mattress in each room. Geisert and singles will all have standard mattresses.

The extra long mattresses are 3" longer than standard size. To request an extra-long mattress in any other building, make a request under "Additional Housing Information."