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You should bring... wear:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for class  
  • One or two dressy outfits and shoes for more formal affairs, include tie, if male
  • Dress shoes
  • Work-out clothes and shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Light jacket
  • Heavy coat, mittens, hat and scarf 
  • Rainwear - include hooded waterproof jacket
  • Slippers/Sandals
  • Hanging closet dividers for storing shoes/sweatshirts, etc

...for your room:

  • Bedding and Room
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Pillow
  • Bed linens (first find out what size bed you'll have)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Coffee mug
  • Drinking cups, dishes and silverware for snacks
  • Poster putty for hanging up decorations
  • Plastic containers/tight lids for storing snacks, detergent....-(don't want to attract critters)
  • Salt and pepper shakers-disposable "picnic" type are fine
  • Headphones/ear buds (so your music doesn't bother your roommate or neighbors)
  • Digital music player/I-Pod & docking station with speakers or stereo system
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Land line phone (univ. knows what # is assigned to each room for emergency contact)
  • Power strip approved by the housing office
  • Extensions cords
  • Desk lamp or bedside lamp (floor or table type)
  • TV/DVD-Player
  • Cable cord
  • Fan
  • Alarm clock - don't want to be late for class!
  • Small refrigerator/microwave (check housing/facilities/gen. hall info for restrictions)
  • Crates or stacking containers
  • Paper towels, glass cleaner
  • Dust cloth; mop and/or small vacuum/sweeper
  • Sewing kit, scissors, safety pins
  • Message board for your door
  • Trash can

...for personal hygiene:

  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush and travel holder
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Personal items i.e. make-up, deodorant, brush, comb
  • Feminine hygiene products if female
  • Small waterproof bucket/basket for carrying shower things
  • Facial tissues
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwashing detergent and dish towel
  • Roll of quarters (for laundry)

...for your health:

  • Band-Aids
  • Cold medicine - night-time and day, non-drowsy for class
  • Aspirin/non-aspirin pain reliever
  • First-aid kit

...for class:

  • Computer/laptop
  • Flash drive for storage and taking to computer labs
  • Binders, folders
  • Paper
  • Writing implements
  • Eraser and white out
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Backpack for shorter trips off campus or taking to class
  • Computer Bag for some
  • Calculator
  • Day-planner

...for random purposes:

  • Access to money (i.e. bank/credit union account, bank card, credit card, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Key ring/Photo ID holder
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Sports/recreation equipment
  • Pre-paid calling cards or family/friends cell phone plan
  • Snacks for your room-like microwave popcorn, water pitcher
  • Duct Tape - good for emergency repairs of many items


  • Decorative lights for around room
  • Deep fryers
  • Grills
  • Toaster
  • Pets

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