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Moving to college will go smoothly with the proper planning. These lists will help you determine what you should bring or leave at home. 
Keep in mind you may not need every item on this list. For some, a shower caddy is essential while others will not see it as a necessity. The included items are here to serve as a guide in creating your personal "what to bring" list.

Sleeping Making it Your Home
squareBed Linens – at least 2 sets (Check your PAWS account for dimensions under Housing > View Room/Meal Plan Assignment) squarePosters, photographs, and other decorations
squareStandard size shower curtain (78” length in Stokes Hall)

squareComforter and/or duvet cover—you’ll spend a lot of time on your bed, so it is nice to have a duvet cover that can be easily removed and laundered
Mattress pad

squareArea rug
squareLamp/light bulbs
squareHarmless varieties of fish (only pet allowed)

squareBlanket Looking Your Best
squarePillow(s) squareRain jacket, rain boots, and umbrella
squareAlarm Clock squareBathrobe
Eating squareTowels/washcloths (at least 2 sets)
squareMicrowave (only provided in Delta 6) squareShower caddy
squareFavorite snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic)
squareShampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc.
squareDish soap and towels squareClothes hamper/laundry bag
squareCoffee maker squareClothes hangers

squareKitchen supplies, including plates, cups, bowls, utensils, can opener, chip clips, Ziploc bags, and storage containers

squareFood for quick and easy meals in your room (breakfast bars, sandwiches, Easy Mac, Ramen noodles, microwave meals, etc.)

StudyingsquarePrinter, printer paper, and ink cartridges

squareClothes, shoes, outerwear, and accessories - You won't have room for your entire wardrobe, but you can trade your warm weather clothing for your cold weather clothing at fall break or Thanksgiving and then trade back at Spring Break or another trip home.

squareKeep some transitional clothing on hand at all times for sudden changes in the weather.
squarePersonal organizer/calendar


squareComputer (with original software)
squarePersonal organizer/calendar
squareSchool supplies (including binders, folders, pens, pencils, index cards, calculator, notebooks, etc.)

squareUL Approved Power Strips/Surge protectors (extension cords are not allowed)


squareCable splitter (if both roommates are bringing a TV) 
squareGarbage can/bags (main room and bathroom)
squareWireless Router (see recommended product
squarePaper Towels/Toilet Paper
squareDVD player/Music player/headphones

squareHand Soap

squareTelevision (and a coaxial cable)
squareVacuum/Broom/Dust pan
squareCleaning supplies (including disinfecting wipes, room freshener, toilet brush, sponges, etc.) Miscellaneous
First Aid Kit
squareSewing Kit

squareIron (with auto-shut off) / Small ironing board
squareLaundry supplies (including high efficiency [HE] detergent, fabric softener, stain removers, lint brush, laundry marking pen, and drying rack)
squareStorage Bins - for under your bed/in your closet (30” maximum height under adjustable bed without lofting)
For the safety of all residents, please do not bring the following items. In addition, please remember that you may not plug multiple power strips together, alter smoke detectors, or remove furniture from the room. Please note: The following is NOT an exhaustive list of prohibited items. For a complete list, please visit our Community Standards page.
squareAlcoholic Beverages squareHot Plates or Toaster Ovens
squareWeapons (real or replicas) squarePotpourri or Scented Oil Warmers
squareOutdoor Grills/Charcoal squareHalogen Lamps or Space Heaters
squareExtension Cords or Multi-plug adaptors squarePets, except for harmless varieties of fish
squareCandles, Incense, or Fireworks
squareControlled Substances or Drug Paraphernalia, Hunting Bows, Air Guns, or Paint Ball Guns
squareLofted beds (unless rented through the vendor that meets University safety criteria)