Connecting to Campus

What to Bring

As a new student about to transition to a new environment, you probably already have given some thought to what you will need to bring to campus with you. However, we thought it might be helpful to offer some suggestions just as a reminder. Although many of the items listed are not essential to your college experience, they nevertheless may provide you with some “creature comforts.” Moreover, we would encourage you to talk with your roommate about items you might wish to share in order to save space.

Office / School Supplies

  • Calendar / Appointment book
  • Paper, notebooks
  • Three-ring binders
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Tacks, push pins
  • Tape
  • Hole punch
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Backpack or book bag
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes
  • Folders
  • Calculator

Dining Supplies

  • Microwaveable containers
  • Spoon, knife, fork
  • Can / bottle opener
  • Microwaveable mug
  • Plastic drinking glass
  • Salt & pepper

Small Appliances and/or Gadgets

  • Alarm clock
  • Radio, CD, and/or DVD players
  • Small television
  • Dorm-sized refrigerator
  • Curling iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Iron / ironing board
  • Box fan
  • Camera
  • Electric razor
  • Cell phone
  • Power strips / extension cords

Room Furnishings

  • Posters
  • Pictures / photos
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Bedspread and/or comforter
  • Matress pad
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Pillow cases
  • Adhesive hooks
  • Storage crates / shelves
  • Waste basket
  • Memo board
  • Plants

Personal Items

  • Personal grooming items
  • Hair products / Brush, comb
  • Tissues
  • Cotton balls
  • Shower caddy
  • Flip-flops
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Pain relievers / over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medicines
  • Band-AidsĀ®
  • First aid ointment
  • Dental floss
  • Nail care products
  • Eyeglasses / contacts

Special Clothing / Accessories

  • Robe & pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Swimsuit
  • Snow boots
  • Hat
  • Gloves / mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Raincoat

Recreational Items

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball / softball
  • Soccer ball
  • Bat, glove
  • Golf clubs
  • Tennis racquet
  • Frisbee
  • Racquetball equipment
  • Volleyball
  • Skates / rollerblades
  • Swimming goggles
  • Playing cards
  • Board games

Miscellaneous

  • Extension cords
  • Batteries
  • Mosquito spray
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Laundry detergent

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