Susquehanna recognizes the importance of bringing the gear you need for living a comfortable and productive life in your new home on campus. 

Bringing just the essentials will allow for both a speedy move-in and move-out process. To make it easier on you — and whomever will be assisting you with moving — remember these helpful suggestions/guidelines:

  • Only pack essentials.
  • Remove bulky items from original boxes and pack them in plastic bins, which are easily transported and can be stored under the bed or in a closet and used as extra storage space.
  • Do not bring any additional furniture such as headboards, shelves, futons, etc.
  • We encourage renting a refrigerator - microwave combination unit through See more information below.
  • Wall/door decorations can be minimal and applied in a manner that will not damage university property.

Packing List

Download & print a Packing List


  • Twin-size comforter
  • Twin-size X-long sheets
  • Bed pillow(s)
  • Extra blanket
  • Mattress cover
  • Foam mattress topper


  • Microwave – 700 watts or under
  • Refrigerator – less than 5 cubic feet
    (See information on refrigerator/microwave combination units below.)
  • Keurig or coffeepot with auto shutoff
  • Desk lamp
  • Trash can
  • Storage crates
  • Under bed containers
  • Hangers
  • Area rug
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Storage containers (for food)
  • Surge protector equipped power strip(s)


  • Seasonal clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes and winter boots
  • Flip-flops (for use in shower)
  • Rain boots
  • Your favorite SU sweatshirt/gear!


  • Hair care products
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Bathing/hygiene products
  • Bathrobe
  • Dental care products
  • Shaving items
  • Over-the-door hook


  • HE laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, etc.)
  • Laundry basket/hamper
  • Drying rack


  • Headphones
  • iPad/eReader
  • Phone charger/docking station
  • Television
  • Gaming stations


  • Computer/laptop
  • Backpack
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Pens/pencils
  • Tape
  • Stapler and staples
  • Scissors
  • Mild pain and/or fever reducer (Tylenol)
  • Anti-inflammatory (Advil, Aleve, Motrin)
  • Antihistamine/allergy medicine (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec)
  • Antacid (Maalox, Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol, Tums)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (Imodium)
  • Stool softeners
  • Decongestant (Sudafed PE)
  • Cough medication
  • Cough drops
  • 1% hydrocortisone cream
  • Hot/cold pack
  • Wound-care supplies (bandages, wraps)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Face masks
  • Soup packets
  • Soothing teas


  • Poster tack/putty, 3M™ Command™ strips
  • Photos/pictures
  • Posters
  • Curtains with tension rod

Things to Leave at Home

✘ Pets/animals
✘ Kitchen appliances, particularly those with exposed heating units, as well as, hot plates, blenders, toasters, broilers, griddles, grills, etc.
✘ Candles and incense of any kind
✘ Halogen lamps/bulbs
✘ Fireworks
✘ Air conditioners
✘ Space heaters

✘ Dehumidifiers
✘ Dartboards
✘ LED strip lights
✘ Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to: hand, pellet, BB or paintball guns, knives of any kind
✘ Alcohol and empty alcohol containers (Alcohol is not permitted in a room unless all residents are 21 years old.)

Options to make it easy


Instead of bringing your own bedding from home, consider ordering a linen pack from Susquehanna’s Bookstore. You can opt to have this shipped to your home address and bring it to campus, or have it shipped directly to campus using your Hawk Number.

Refrigerator/Microwave Units

If you are living in a suite, a refrigerator and microwave are provided; leave yours at home.

Need a fridge and microwave for your room? Go ahead and rent a MicroFridge©. Before you move in, your MicroFridge© will be delivered right to your room, saving you the hassle of transporting the unit. At the end of the year, once you have moved out, the MicroFridge© unit will be picked back up. Roommates often chose to share a MicroFridge© to save space and money. MicroFridge© units can be rented online or by calling 800-525-7307.

Move-In Day

Learn more about the move-in process and other helpful information.


New students will gather with their orientation groups to participate in a convocation ceremony.

Events for New Students

Check out more event information for new students at Susquehanna. Here you will learn more about orientation, pre-flight programs, welcome week and so much more!