Packing to come to college can be a huge process. Trying to remember everything you want to have with you for a semester or longer can lead to a little forgetfulness. We have provided this suggested list of items as an aid in packing.
Note: On move-in day, there will be many students and their families moving items into the buildings. We have a limited number of carts and rolling bins available to assist in this process, but we highly recommend that students do the following to make move-in easier:
  1. Pack boxes light enough that they can be carried if necessary. 
  2. Bring your own dolly, hand truck, or other moving equipment to speed up the process. 
  3. Be prepared to wait. With so many people taking residence at the same time, lines for elevators and University-owned hand trucks can be long. 
  4. Keep the crew small. Having all of the family present on move-in day is refreshing, but can also lead to complications and additional frustration. Bringing just enough people to assist in move-in is the best course of action. We do not recommend that small children come to campus this day as the moving of boxes and equipment may put them in harm’s way. 

What to Bring to Campus 

Here is a suggested list of items to bring with you to campus.
Health insurance card or documentation


Cell phone & charger Eating utensils (flatware, cups, plates, etc)

Bed Linens

Residents of the Tower and Apartments will need TWIN XL size linens/bedding.
Residents of 330 Cooper will need FULL XL size linens.
If you’re looking for a convenient, affordable way to get extra-long sheets to fit the beds on campus, please visit the website here for more information. OHRL has partnered with On Campus Marketing to provide a convenient and useful option to purchase the items you’ll need to prepare for life in the residence halls. 
Toiletry tote bag Alarm clock/radio
Pillowcases Umbrella 3-prong surge protector
Towels Clothes hangers Computer/printer and accessories (click here for the Student Guide to Computing)
Blankets High-efficiency (HE) laundry detergent Trash bags and ties
Pillows Laundry bag and/or basket Desk lamp
Robe Curling iron Backpack
Shower slippers Cold medicine and other over-the-counter meds School supplies
Personal toiletries and feminine products Prescription medications Calendar
Razors Copy of any prescriptions Storage containers
Weather-appropriate clothing and outerwear Small fan Broom, dust pan, mop and bucket
Hair dryer General, non-abrasive cleaning supplies Bedroom wastebasket (apartments residents should also bring one for the kitchen)
You will want to coordinate items such as vacuums, irons, ironing boards, televisions, stereos, room decorations, shower curtains, bath mats, paper towels, and toilet paper with your roommates. Residence Life does have a limited number of vacuums available for student use. Contact the Housing Office once you are on-campus to check one out.

What Not To Bring To Campus:

The “what to leave home” list will vary slightly depending upon which building, the Tower or the Apartments, you have been assigned to. Please note that this list reflects common things students bring that they should not, but is not the complete list. Refer to the On-Campus Living Guide for a complete list of prohibited items.
Space heaters Free weights Refrigerators (these are provided by the University in every apartment/suite)
Compact electric grills  (i.e. a George Foreman grill) Grills and grill supplies (i.e. propane, charcoal) Weapons of any kind
Plug-in air fresheners Lamps that use halogen bulbs or that have plastic lamp shades. Land-line telephones or answering machines, the residence halls are no longer equipped with land-line telephone service. We recommend that students bring a cell phone with them to campus.
Candles or incense Flammable or combustible items or substances Drugs or drug paraphernalia 
Pets (all pets and pet supplies are prohibited) Darts and dartboards Hot plates