Move-In Checklist

What should you bring and what's included in your room? Find out here.

Get ready for Fall Move-In 2022!

What should you bring?

After receiving your room assignment, you will want to contact your roommate and discuss what each of you plan to bring. Decide who will bring large items such as the TV, carpet, etc. Will one of you bring a small refrigerator? How about decorating your room? Check out Bedloft for Combo Appliance rental and OCM for decor essentials.  

Note: Some homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover residence hall belongings. Check your policy or consider purchasing renter’s insurance for coverage.

What's included in your room?

Your room will have desks with drawers, desk chairs, beds with extra-long twin mattress, drapes or blinds, locking closets, a wireless internet connection, smoke detector and a wastebasket. 

Hall pages have specific information on room layouts, furniture types and dimensions. We do not have room diagrams for every room available.  

The Ultimate Packing Checklist 


  • Comforter and Blankets 
  • Two Sets of Sheets Measuring 36”x 80” or 99cm x 203cm for Extra-long Twin Beds 
  • Pillows (including a reading pillow for your bed)
  • Mattress Pad or Protector 
  • Bedside Caddy


  • Bath Towels and Washcloths
  • Bathrobe and Shower Shoes
  • Small Shower Caddy 
  • Toiletries 
  • Hair Dryer and Styling Tools 

Storage & Organization

  • Hanging Storage Solutions
  • Crates or Stacking Containers
  • Under bed Storage Organizer
  • Hangers
  • Trunk 
  • Shoe Rack/Storage
  • Drawer Liners
  • Shelving 
  • Mirror with Over-door Hooks

Room Comfort 

  • Room Décor
  • Carpet or Area Rug - 5 x 7 carpets typically fit between the beds on the floor (Busey-Evans and Daniels are already carpeted)
  • Non-halogen Desk or Floor Lamp
  • Seat Cushion for Desk Chair
  • Fan (box or window fans are recommended in non-air conditioned residence halls)
  • Poster Putty, Painters Tape, Command Strips for Hanging Up Decorations 

Clothing & Laundry 

  • Clothing for Warm and Cold Weather 
  • Athletic Clothing
  • Umbrella and Rainwear
  • Laundry Basket or Bag
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • HE Laundry Detergent (liquid, powder or pods) — Read about Housing's laundry services

Study & Technology 

  • Office Supplies
  • Backpack
  • Computer, Power Cord, Laptop Locking Cable
  • TV, Gaming System, Bluetooth Speaker
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Earbuds or Headphones
  • Power Strip with Surge Protector (with 5-amp circuit breaker; must be UL-approved with a heavy cord and three-prong grounding)

Kitchen & Grocery 

  • Small Microwave, 800 watts or less (one per room)
  • Small Refrigerator, no more than 4.4 cubic feet and Energy Star certified (one per room) (Sherman and Daniels already come with MicroFridges)
  • Coffee Mug, Drinking Cups, Dishes, Utensils
  • Electric Coffee or Tea Maker
  • Dish Soap and Sponges
  • Sealable Storage Containers

Cleaning and COVID-19 Necessities 

  • Face Coverings (that cover your nose and mouth) 
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Vacuum
  • Thermometer  
  • Emergency Kit (

Important Documents

  • Driver's License or State ID
  • Social Security Card (especially if you plan to apply for a job)
  • Insurance Information 
  • Passport and Visa 
  • ATM Card 

Items to Leave at Home

The following items are NOT permitted in the residence halls:

  • Wireless Internet Hub  
  • Extension Cords
  • Halogen Lamps or Halogen Bulbs 
  • Hotplate, Skillet, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Rice Cooker, George Foreman Grill (or similar cooking or high-wattage appliances with exposed surfaces), Air Fryer
  • Air Conditioner, Electric or Space Heater
  • Candles, Kerosene Heater, Incense, Scent Pot Burners (or other fire hazards)
  • Pets (except fish, tank must be 5 gallons or less)
  • Nail Picture Hangers (no nails or thumbtacks in woodwork or walls)
  • Constructions (such as lofts or room dividers) 
  • Weapons: Air Pellet, Soft Pellet, Water, Paintball or BB Guns; Swords; Knives; etc.
  • Alcohol (even empty, decorative bottles)
  • Oversize Stereo Speakers
  • Your Own Bed Mattress
  • Hoverboards