What to Bring With You to College

As you make your plans to pack and move to campus, be sure to review this helpful guide. We’ve provided lists of both the essentials and suggested items to bring – along with the items you need to leave behind.

We suggest you talk with your roommates before buying everything on the list. This way you can maximize the space you have and don’t end up with two of everything. Download the checklist to take with you as you make your shopping list and pack your bags!

If you have a question about bringing a particular item, please email us or call Campus Living at 501-916-3743. We are here to help!

What to bring with you to college What to bring with you to college

The Essentials

  • Bedding
  • Clothing
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Wastebasket
  • Roku Stick (for IPTV)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Plunger
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal grooming products
  • Alarm clock (or just your phone)
  • Shower shoes (East & West Halls)
  • Shower caddy (East & West Halls)
  • Shower curtain (except West Hall)

Suggested Items

  • Television
  • Computer
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Study light for bed or desk
  • Thumb tacks or Painter’s tape
  • Small coffee pot
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Umbrella
  • Printer (wireless printers are okay but you must disable the wireless function and use a USB cable)
  • Small cooking appliances (No exposed heating surface). One small microwave, 900 watts or less, is allowed per room in West Hall.

What NOT to Bring

  • Wireless Routers or Access Points
  • Candles/Incense
  • Plug-In Air Fresheners
  • Grills
  • Space Heaters
  • Darts/Dart Boards
  • Command Strips (or any other adhesive that will peel paint or tear the wall)
  • Pets (other than fish in a 10 gallon or smaller tank)
  • Deep fryer (or any cooking appliance that uses grease)
  • Exercise Equipment (small equipment up to five pounds IS allowed)