Packing Do's & Don'ts

 Packing List 

  • Twin XLong sheets
  • Mattress cover
  • Mattress topper - Please read the label on the mattress topper to be sure it complies with the federal standards concerning flammability.
  • Pillow and pillow cases
  • Blanket/Comforter
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Shower supplies/Shower caddy
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Lamp/Floor lamp (halogen lamps are prohibited)
  • Dust buster or Swiffer
  • Tissues
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hangers
  • Laundry supplies (washers require HE (high efficiency) detergent)
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Clothes drying rack, if desired
  • Expandable window screen, optional
  • Umbrella/rain coat/rain boots
  • TV or Monitor, along with appropriate cables, to connect your computer or gaming device to stream media or play games. 
  • Refrigerator
    1.8 cu ft. up to 4 cu ft. Energy Star refrigerators are permitted.  You may also rent a microfridge combo unit from our preferred vendor.  See microfridge rental info button below.
  • Locking Safe (available through the microfridge vendor - see info button below)
  • Reusable bag for shopping
  • 1 or 2 power strips/surge protectors
  • 1 or 2 extension cords
  • Fan (all rooms are centrally air conditioned)
  • Alarm clock
  • Flashlight
  • Bandaids/cold medicine/first aid kit 
  • Thermometer
  • Sports equipment
  • Snack foods
  • Storage bins
  • Shoe rack
  • Sewing kit
  • Bicycle/bike lock/helmet
  • Iron/Ironing board *
  • Coffee pot *
  • Heating pad 

* Appliances such as iron, coffee pot, heating pad, curling iron should be equipped with automatic shut-off

Academic Items 

  • Pencils/pens/highlighters
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Computer
  • Printer (wireless feature turned off) - not necessary as printing is widely available on campus for a small fee
  • Ethernet cord (wireless is available)
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Notebooks & writing paper 
  • Stamps/Envelopes
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Stapler and staples
  • Ruler
  • Note cards (various sizes)
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Thumb tacks
  • Poster Putty or 3M Command Hooks
  • Calendar
  • Daily planner
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Dry erase board
  • Calculator


NOTE:  We recommend that you contact your roommate before arriving to campus to avoid duplication of items.

Student Coupon Offer

Exclusive Shopping Event at Bed Bath & Beyond on Route 30, Lancaster, PA

Receive 10% off Entire Purchase (some exclusions apply, see flyer below - print out  and take to the store for discount). 

Do Not Bring 

  • Hot plates/hot pots
  • Wireless printer
  • Ethernet hubs/switches
  • Mifi devices
  • Wireless router
  • A stand alone microwave is not permitted (most halls have an available microwave)
  • Electric blanket 
  • Candles/incense/oil burning lamps
  • Power tools
  • No guns, ammunition, or weapons, including but not limited to knives, darts, and swords
  • Pets (fish are permitted - max. aquarium size 10 gallon)
  • Paint guns or BB guns
  • No wooden frame or metal lofts
  • Firecrackers, fireworks or explosives
  • No gasoline motors of any type and no storing of fuels such as gasoline or propane
  • Air fresheners -students could be allergic
  • Upholstered furniture/ottomans/chairs, as all housing options are fully furnished