Housing & Residence Life

Packing for the Big Day!

We know that moving to college is a big deal and you already have a lot on your mind. That is why we have compiled a helpful list of what you should and should not bring with you. We also recommend that you work with your roommate(s) or suitemate(s) to coordinate who will bring certain shared items such as a TV or cleaning materials.

Download our packing list! (PDF)

Things to Bring
Bedding
  • mattress pad
  • comforter/quilt
  • XL long twin sheets (all halls except for full/double sheets/bedding for Seahawk Landing and Seahawk Village)
  • pillow
Bathroom
  • towels
  • washcloths
  • bath robe
  • shower caddy
  • shower shoes
  • personal grooming items
  • soap, shampoo, conditioner
Personal/Room Essentials
  • room decorations, to make your room feel like home
  • laundry hamper/bag
  • laundry detergent (high efficiency)
  • storage/organization containers
  • cell phone 
  • non-halogen desk lamp
  • alarm clock (battery back-up is helpful)
  • radio
  • circuit protected, multi-plug power strip
  • cable TV cord
  • recycling basket/bin
  • plastic coated hangers
  • shower curtain for closet cover in Belk, Graham, Hewlett, Galloway, Cornerstone and Schwartz
  • ethernet cord
  • posters/plants
  • personal prescription medications (in labeled prescription bottles)
  • sewing kit/scissors
  • First aid supplies
Kitchen
  • plates, silverware, cups
  • cleaning supplies
  • dish detergent
  • dish towels
  • microwave oven
School Supplies
  • pens, pencils, highlighters
  • paper/notebooks
  • calculator
  • backpack/tote bag
  • computer/laptop
Optional Items
  • television
  • rain boots, umbrella, raincoat
  • bike, bike lock, helmet
  • over-the-door/free-standing mirror
  • mini fridge (may not be larger than 4.9 cubic feet) To find out how to rent a MicroFridge, refer to the following link: Standards For Living.
Things NOT to bring
Prohibited Items
  • double-sided sticky tape
  • wall-mount bookshelves/mirrors/pictures frames
  • electrical appliances such as deep fryers, electric skillets, toaster ovens, oil popcorn poppers, George Forman grills
  • gas or charcoal grills
  • lava lamps
  • paintball, water, Nerf or other recreational/toy guns
  • space heaters
  • ceiling fans
  • pets, with the exception of fish
  • candles
  • halogen lamps
  • road/traffic signs or safety cones
  • extension cords
  • any type of firearm or bullets
  • wireless routers
  • third party bed lofts
  • incandescent bulbs (LED or CFL bulbs preferred)
  • hover boards