Packing List

What to Bring


  • Bedspread/quilt/comforter
  • Blanket(s)
  • Pillow(s)
  • Towels
  • Sheets (Twin XL)

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


  • Shower Curtain (extra long needed for Anderson Hall)
  • 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, air fryer, Instapots, 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 / non surge-protected extension cords