Packing List

Not sure what to pack? Check out the list below or download the printable version here!

Essential Items

  • Face Covering

  • Personal prescription medications, in labeled prescription bottles

  • Pens/pencils, paper, notebooks, etc.

  • Cell phone and charging cable

  • Desktop or laptop computer

  • Pillow, sheets, and blankets

  • Towels

  • Toiletries (hand soap and/or sanitizer, shampoo, etc.)  

  • Laundry basket and detergent

  • Cleaning supplies (disinfectant/household cleaner, broom, mop, vacuum, etc.)

  • Clothes hangers

  • First aid kit/supplies (thermometer, band-aids, aspirin, etc.)

Suggested Items


  • Digital Cable Ready Television

  • CATV grade coaxial cable jumper to attach to the cable jack on your wall to your TV or a smart device such as a Roku, Amazon Firestick or Apple TV

  • DVD/Bluray player

  • Bluetooth speakers 

  • Headphones with microphone (to help maintain an academic environment and respect quiet/courtesy hours)

  • Game consoles 

  • Printer 

  • Portable cell phone charger

  • Power strips with fuses/circuit breaker (must have an on/off switch or built-in fuse)

  • RJ-45 Ethernet cable

Small Appliances

  • Refrigerator or MicroFridge combination unit (not to exceed a total 4.5 cubic feet) 

  • Microwave oven 

  • Blender

  • Coffee maker/Coffee pot

  • Electric tea kettle

  • Iron with automatic shutoff

  • Blow dryer

  • Desk lamp

  • Alarm clock (battery back-up is helpful)

  • Steamer Irons


  • Security container with lock to keep valuables

  • Bicycle and security lock

  • Posters, plants, and room decor

  • Small tacks/push pins (for hanging things; command strips cause more damage)

  • Sewing kit/scissors

  • Umbrella

  • Oscillating or box fan

  • Bed risers 

  • Fish (in an aquarium up to 10 gallons of water)

If you have questions about a specific item, please contact