Packing List

In acknowledgment of COVID-19 and its potential impact on our move-in process, college staff is currently working to develop various plans for a smooth and safe start to our fall semester that also still reaches the goal of supporting your transition as a new Montreat College student. One potential change to our move-in process will be some sort of staggered move-in that lowers the amount of people entering our residential complexes at any given point. This potential staggered move-in could also impact the amount of people a student can bring to help them move-in. In acknowledgement of these possibilities, we encourage each student to take a strategic approach to your packing process as you consider what is needed. Packing light may prove to be helpful if an unexpected shift during the semester occurs. Lastly, we encourage students to plan on bringing a mask/face-covering, hand sanitizer/soap, thermometer, and other personal protective equipment. We hope to provide more clarity on the entire move-in process during the month of July.

What to Bring


  • Bedspread/quilt/comforter
  • Blanket(s)
  • Pillow(s)
  • Towels
  • Sheets (regular twin size, NOT extra long)

Study Items

  • Computer/laptop
  • Surge/thermal protected power strip (UL listed)*
  • Notebooks
  • Pens/pencils/markers/highlighter
  • Stapler/scotch tape/scissors
  • Stationary/stamps
  • Alarm Clock

Cleaning Up

  • Dishwashing liquid/sponge
  • Trash Can/trash bags
  • Laundry bag/laundry detergent
  • Swiffer/vacuum/broom
  • Lysol/Clorox


  • Speakers for iPhone/MP3 player
  • Television
  • HDMI cord

Decorating Items (optional)

  • Lamp
  • Fan
  • Posters/pictures
  • Mounting putty or removable strips (no nails, glue, or foam tape is allowed on walls)
  • Small portable shelves or plastic drawers
  • Throw rug or carpet remnant

Light Dining Needs

  • Small refrigerator (2.0 amps or less)*
  • Small microwave (800 watts or less)*
  • Plastic cups, plates
  • Single serve coffee with no exposed heating element
  • Coffee mugs
  • Silverware or plastic utensils


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers/flip flops
  • Gloves/mittens/scarves/winter coat/rain jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid kit
  • Plug-in air freshener

Just for Fun

  • Frisbee
  • Board games
  • Hiking clothing/equipment
  • Football, baseball, soccer ball, volleyball, and other sports equipment

*Any product that bears the Energy Star label meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy. Energy Star CLF and LED light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last about 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

What Not to Bring

  • Halogen or regular incandescent bulb lamps (LED will help reduce the load on the electrical panel), candles, incense, and electric blankets or heating pads
  • Any type of extension cord (only UL listed surge protectors are allowed)
  • Any open flame/open coil
  • Toasters, toaster oven, hot plates, crock pot, skillet, george foreman grill/any grill, and any other high wattage appliances
  • Alcohol/alcohol paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any type – including airsoft, paintball, or toy guns
  • Fireworks
  • Full size refrigerators
  • 2 prong extension cords