Items to Bring to College

Emily Sigmon Updated by Emily Sigmon

What should I bring with me to college?

  • Bedding (blanket, pillow, XL twin sheets)
  • Towels
  • Hangers
  • Power strip/surge protector (extension cords without surge protection are not allowed)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries
  • Desk Lamp
  • School supplies (i.e. pens, paper, calendar, etc.)
  • Eating Utensils: flatware, mug, bowl, plates
  • Wastebasket
  • Small Broom
  • Swiffer Duster/Mop
  • Weather appropriate clothing and outerwear
  • Hairdryer
  • Prescriptions/Medications
  • TV/DVD player
  • Headphones
  • Printer

You will want to coordinate items such as cleaning supplies, irons, ironing boards, televisions, stereos, room decorations, shower curtains, bath mats, paper towels, and toilet paper with your roommates.

Optional items

  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Posters
  • Poster tape (anything that will not remove paint from wall)
  • Message board
  • Flip flops/slippers
  • Foot locker
  • Plants
  • Coffee Maker with auto shut-off only
  • Television
  • Small Stereo

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Things to leave at home

  • Weights
  • Hot plates/pots and grills (no open heat source)
  • Microwave (these are provided by the College in every room)
  • Toaster
  • Air Fryers, Toaster Ovens, Popcorn Machines, Instapot, Electric Kettles
  • String lights (e.g. Christmas lights)
  • Candles, oil lamps, lava lamps, incense (anything that burns)
  • Refrigerators (these are provided by the College in every room)
  • Electric blankets
  • Plug-In Air fresheners
  • Compact electric grills (i.e., George Foreman grill)
  • Bed risers

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