Freshmen Residence Hall Checklist

Figuring out what you need to move into your first dorm room can be hectic and stressful. Is there enough room? What is my roommate bringing? What size sheets do I buy? Having a checklist prepared can reduce stress and almost guarantee you have the necessities on move in day.

Room Needs/Storage:

  • Beside lamp
  • Alarm clock/clock radio
  • Storage bins
  • Desk lamp
  • Fan (Eastway, Lake and Olson aren’t air conditioned)
  • Dry-erase board/wall calendar
  • Picture hangers


Electronics:

  • Laptop & printer
  • Phone cord/Ethernet cord for computer
  • Extension cords
  • 3-2 prong adapters
  • Portable music player
  • Headphones
  • Camera

Linens/Laundry Supplies:

  • Sheets & pillow cases
  • Towels (bath, hand and face)
  • Pillows
  • Mattress pad
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Hangers
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain remover
  • Lint brush
  • Sewing kit

Toiletries:

  • Aspirin or other pain relievers
  • Vitamins
  • Band-Aids
  • Bough drops
  • Shower tote
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair dryer
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Lotion

Desk Supplies:

  • Stapler & staples
  • Printer paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil holder & sharpener
  • Notebooks
  • Folder with pockets
  • Labels
  • Index cards
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper clips and binder clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Highlighter pens
  • Ruler
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Stamps & envelopes

Household and Kitchen Items:

  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Light bulbs
  • Food-storage containers
  • Dish soap
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissues
  • Bowl, plate and cup
  • Coffee mug
  • Silverware
  • Can/bottle opener
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