Packing List

Printable Packing List


  • Chairs or futon (check room assignment for measurements)
  • Carpet/rug
  • Lamp (non halogen)
  • Trash can
  • Dry erase board/markers
  • Posters
  • TV/DVD player
  • Fan

Personal Items

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

Bed Items

  • Pillows
  • Sheets, blankets, pillow cases

Desk Items

  • Desk chair
  • Calendar
  • Planner
  • Computer (and charger)
  • Printer (available in building at $.05/page)
  • Calculator (find out what type you need for your math class)
  • Stapler/staple remover
  • Tape
  • Paper clips, pens, pencils
  • Notebooks and folders
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks, sticky tack
  • Postage stamps, envelopes
  • Backpack/book bag

Food Items

  • Plates, cups, silverware (plastic or silverware, knives must be no longer than a pocket knife)
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Refrigerator (4.2 cubic foot capacity) YOU CAN RENT ME
  • Microwave (700 watt) YOU CAN RENT ME
  • Coffee maker (carafe or Keuirg)
  • Hot pot/rice cooker

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dust cloths
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Air freshener
  • Laundry detergent (HE or regular, liquid or pods), dryer sheets
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Iron
  • Broom


  • Daily clothes (shirts, shorts, pants)
  • Dress clothes (for job fairs, formal occasions)
  • Shoes (sneakers, sandals, casual, dress)
  • Bathrobe, shower shoes
  • Winter gear (coat, hat, gloves)
  • Rain gear (raincoat, umbrella, rain boots)
  • Swimsuit
  • Workout clothes


  • Cellphone and charger
  • First aid kit
  • Aspirin, prescriptions, vitamins
  • Hangers
  • Tools (screwdrivers, hammer)
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Kleenex
  • Sewing kit
  • Checkbook
  • Command strips/hooks

Items Not to Bring

  • Pets (any living animal, including fish)
  • Weapons (all kinds, but not limited to, knives, paintball guns, BB guns, pellet guns, airsoft guns, super soakers, decorative weapons)
  • Appliances with exposed coils (hot plates, grills (ex: George Foreman), toasters)
  • Air fryers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Outside antennas
  • Candles
  • Illegal substances
  • Humidifier
  • 3-D Printer
  • Space heater


  • 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, Heitz, Williams, Elmwood, Lovelace, Wendle and Williams have extra-long twin mattresses provided throughout the entire building. Harper Hall and Wyckoff Hall have one extra long mattress and one standard mattress in each room. In Geisert, most rooms have twin mattresses with some rooms having extra-long twin mattresses provided. The extra long mattresses are 3" longer than standard size. You may request an extra-long twin mattresses by emailing the housing office at