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 loft kits, shelves, futons, etc. These items are difficult to transport.
- We encourage renting a refrigerator and/or microwave through mymicrofridge.com. See information below.
- Wall/door decorations should be minimal and applied in a manner that will not damage university property.
- 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 below for information on refrigerator/microwave units.)
- Keurig or coffeepot with auto shutoff
- Desk lamp
- Trash can
- Storage crates
- Under bed containers
- Area rug
- Cleaning supplies
- Storage containers (for food)
- 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
- Shower caddy
- Bathing products (soap, bath gel)
- Dental care products
- Hygiene products
- Shaving items
- Over-the-door hook
- HE laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, etc.)
- Laundry basket/hamper
- Drying rack
- Phone charger/docking station
- Gaming stations
- UL-approved extension cord(s), 3-prong only
- Surge protector/power strip(s)
- Stapler and staples
HEALTH SUPPLIES / FIRST AID
- 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
- Face masks
- Soup packets
- Soothing teas
- Poster tack/putty, 3M™ Command™ strips
- Curtains with tension rod
Things to Leave at Home
✘ 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
✘ Air conditioners
✘ Space heaters
✘ 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 (Rooms are “dry” unless all roommates 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.
If you are living in a suite, a refrigerator and microwave are provided; leave yours at home.
Need a fridge or 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.
At winter break, the University will provide storage options for larger items (such as appliances, rugs, lamps, etc.) to facilitate a smooth move out and move in experience. More information on winter packing and storage options will be communicated during the fall semester.