Summer Move-in
Move-In Day Checklist
Packing for Move-in Day

Most students bring too much stuff! Please "pack light" for your first trip to campus. If you can, leave your largest and least essential items at home until you and your roommates have seen your apartment and talked about those items that you will contribute to its decoration. Make sure you pack photos, posters, and other favorite belongings that will help you feel settled in.

Storage space will be limited to your closet and under your bed. Your room will have a regular twin bed (36"x75"), dresser, desk and desk chair, closet, and separate data and cable lines for each student. The room also will have window blinds, fire sprinkler, smoke detector, and a shared telephone line.

Because you will be performing household chores such as carrying out the trash, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning bathrooms and kitchen, make sure you pack supplies like paper towels, sponges and non-abrasive cleaner and kitchen items (pots and pans, utensils, etc.).

Personal Items For You to Bring or Buy
  • Touch-tone phone with standard plug, line cord (Voice Mail is provided)
  • Shower totebucket, soap, toiletries
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Twin-size sheets (standard 80” x 36”)
  • Blanket, spread, pillows
  • Laundry bag, detergent
  • Quarters for your laundry
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk/floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • "Hold-It" for hanging posters
  • Power outlet strip (new, 14- or 12-gauge wire) preferred over extension cords
  • Under-the-bed storage boxes (10' clearance)
  • Wastepaper basket, plastic liners
  • Bicycle and U-lock or membership to the campus Bikeshare Network.
  • Windows-compatible or Macintosh personal computer and printer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Dustbuster/vacuum
  • Cleaning supplies for kitchen and bathroom
  • Pots, pans, utensils, storage containers for kitchen items
  • Memoboard for your room door
  • Small refrigerator with grounded plug (check first to see if roommate has one; supplements full-size refrigerator in kitchen)
  • Microwave oven (supplements 4-burner stove and oven in kitchen)
  • Mattress cover
  • Air cleaner or air ionizer with UL seal

Prohibited Items
  • Candles (lighted), incense, fireworks, weapons
  • Alcoholic beverages (if you are under 21)
  • Illegal drugs (grounds for dismissal); paraphernalia
  • Hotplate, any appliance with open or exposed heating element or coil
  • Lofts, other structures, masking or cellophane tape, nails, other products that damage paint/wall surfaces
  • Pets
  • Private air conditioner, space heater
  • Toaster oven
  • Waterbed