What You Need to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

Moving To College

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What do most residences provide?

  • Bed with mattress
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Dresser
  • Curtains
  • Bookshelves
  • Wastebasket

What should I bring?

Here are a few things you might consider bringing. Again, if you're unsure if any of the items below will be supplied, ask.

  • Linens
  • Pillow
  • Blankets/Duvet
  • Mirror
  • Cork board/Whiteboard
  • Carpet or Mat (especially if you have hardwood floors)
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry hamper/basket
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Computer/printer
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes (if not included)
  • Telephone
  • Power bar or extension cords
  • Clothes, toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers, especially if your dorm has communal bathrooms/showers
  • Towels
  • All personal identification, including bankcards, checkbook, driver's license, etc...
  • School supplies
  • Personal items, such as photos, posters, calendar, etc...
  • Fan or space heater (if allowed)
  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Address Book
  • Favorite Stuffed Animals