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Pack for College Checklist

Clothing:

  • Seasonal clothing
  • Must-have SU sweatshirt *
  • Comfortable walking shoes & winter boots
  • Flip-flops for use in shower

Bedding:

  • Twin-size comforter
  • Twin-size X-long sheets
  • Bed pillows
  • Extra blanket
  • Mattress cover*
  • Foam pad*

Bathing/Hygiene Necessities:

  • Hair care products
  • Bath towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Washcloth
  • Shower caddy
  • First-aid kit
  • Bathing products – soap/bath gel
  • Dental care products
  • Hygiene products
  • Hair dryer*
  • Shaving items
  • Over-the-door hook*

Room Necessities:

  • Alarm clock
  • Telephone (land line)* 
  • Erasable memo board*
  • Desk lamp
  • Trash can
  • Storage crates
  • Area rug*
  • Desk hutch*
  • Small bookcase
  • Under bed containers
  • Storage containers (for food)
  • Refrigerator* (less than 5 cubic feet)
  • Keurig or coffeepot with auto shutoff*
  • Hangers
  • Mop/broom
  • Hand vacuum*
  • Plates*
  • Cups*
  • Flatware*
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Small bookcase*

Entertainment:

  • MP3 player docking station*
  • Small television*
  • Cable coaxial cord
  • DVD/BluRay player*
  • Headphones (especially if you listen to loud music)

Safety:

  • UL-approved extension cord(s) - 3-prong only
  • Flashlight*
  • Batteries*
  • Surge protector/power strip(s)

Decorations:

  • Poster tack/putty, 3MTM CommandTM strips or similar 
  • Posters (can be purchased at campus vendor fair)*
  • Photos/pictures*
  • Tack board
  • Thumbtacks
  • Curtains with tension rod*

Academic Necessities:

  • Computer/laptop* (24-hour computer labs are available)
  • Printer*
  • iPad/eReader*
  • Backpack
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Laundry Needs:

  • Laundry basket/hamper
  • Travel iron*
  • Tabletop ironing board*
  • Laundry supplies
  • Drying rack

*Recommended but not required 

Leave at home:

  • Pets/animals
  • All kitchen appliances, particularly those with exposed heating units, as well as hot plates, microwaves, blenders, toasters, broilers, griddles, grills, etc.
  • Candles and incense of any kind
  • Halogen lamps/bulbs
  • Fireworks
  • Air conditioners
  • Space heaters
  • Dehumifidiers
  • Pellet, BB or paintball guns
  • Dartboards
  • Alcohol and empty alcohol containers (rooms are "dry" unless both residents are 21+)
  • Quarters (all laundry machines take Crusader Cash or credit/debit cards)

Download this checklist in PDF format.

Notes: Traditional bed risers will not work on most beds. Self-constructed bed lofts are prohibited.Damages to walls, window frames and room are charged back to residents.



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