Remember most residents are sharing approximately 700 square feet with three other students. Consider the room size and that space is limited. We recommend packing lightly and purchasing additional items after you move in. Walmart and grocery stores are conveniently located near campus.
- Consider packing items in smaller containers rather than one large one that may become too heavy to carry.
- Do not use plastic bags for packing. Use reusable containers that you can use as storage in your room and pack back up when it is time to move out.
- When possible coordinate with roommate(s) on who brings what. (i.e., TV, microwave, etc.)
- Avoid bringing large furniture items. Apartments and residence halls are fully furnished. If you do bring a large item, be sure to disassemble (if possible) before moving in.
If you are bringing clothes on hangers, please place a trash bag over the top to create a garment bag and tie at the bottom. This will prevent clothes from falling off the hangers in transit and makes it easier to carry them.
If possible, leave winter clothes at home and exchange out summer clothes during a trip home.
Secure electrical cords to items to prevent a trip hazard during the move in process.
Items, if not in their original packaging, should be packed in boxes securely so they cannot move around inside. Use bubble wrap, blankets, towels or other protective padding to fill open space.
If you are bringing a mini fridge that is currently in use, please unplug the fridge in plenty of time to defrost and dry it out.
Click here for packing lists for apartments and residence halls. Find out what you should not bring to campus.