The most epic packing list you’ll ever need

Moving can be stressful, but with some direction, this checklist will help make sure you’ll have everything done before Move-In Day.

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Trinity provides:


 Shower Curtain

 Smoke Detectors

 Blinds or Drapes

 Wireless internet

 Overhead ceiling lights

 Trash can and recycling bin

 Extra long twin beds

 Desks, chairs, and bookshelves


 Air conditioning / heat

(fridge, freezer, and microwave combo)

Things you can neither bring to nor acquire at Trinity:

 Alcohol, empty alcohol containers or illegal drugs (see policy)

 Food preparation appliances (Microwave, refrigerator, toaster, toaster ovens, hot plates, popcorn poppers/heaters, or any cooking appliance with an exposed heating element) (see policy)

 Halogen lamps, space heaters or extensions cords

 Pets (except for fish / service animals) (see policy)

 Candles or incense

 Firearms, weapons, or fireworks (see policy)

 Grills, charcoal, or flammable liquids




When you're not eating in one of the on-campus dining locations, keeping the basics in your room like plates, cups, tupperware bowls, flatware comes in handy. 


Small non-perishable snacks can be purchased from one the on-campus P.O.D’s as well as items to fit into the Microfridge.

Additional Cookware

Residential Life has a limited number of cookware and bakeware available to borrow from the Witt Center.


  • Computer / Laptop
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Television
  • Reading or bedside lamps
  • Surge protectors
  • Coffee maker
  • Plug converters if needed

Here is additional information and a list of recommended tech to bring that may be useful and will maximize the most out of the IT services available!  


Mattress Topper

A memory foam version is worth the money to make sure you get a good night’s sleep.


  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • XL bed linens

Bedding should fit an extra long twin bed. Bed-in-a-bags are a popular option for bundled purchasing.


  • Personal Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Liquid hand soap and pump dispenser is highly recommended.
  • Bathroom trash can (one trash can and recycling bin provided in the room)


Organization and Storage

Free-standing wire racks, under-bed storage bins, or other small organization structures are great for the room. Be sure to check the room dimensions for your residence hall first.


  • Posters
  • Plants
  • Pictures

Note: You may hang things on the wall with small nails. Absolutely no adhesive products, such as the 3M products, are allowed.


  • Detergent
  • Laundry basket
  • Hangers
  • Compact drying rack

Moving Supplies

Bring a toolbox with the basics: screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. for assembling items you don’t realize you need until you are moving in.

Dolly / Moving Cart

Although the Trinity team helps make first year move-in day a breeze, purchasing a small dolly comes in handy during move in/out and throughout the year.

Personal Items

Cleaning Supplies
Load a small bucket with cleaning supplies for those times when housekeeping isn’t scheduled but the room needs a touch-up. Clorox wipes are good things for the room.

First Aid Kit
Assemble a first aid kit of over-the-counter medications that will help when the first wave of colds sweeps through residence halls. 

  • Prescription medications
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Upset stomach medication
  • Cold remedy medicine
  • Cough Syrup
  • Allergy medication
  • Band-Aids
  • Topical Antibacterial cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito / bug repellent

Personal Documents
If you are specifically looking for on-campus employment, it'll be helpful to have your personal documents on hand when you apply. Here is a list of acceptable I9 documentation for on-campus employment verification.


The following items are the only items permitted on balconies and walkways:

  • All-weather furniture
  • Free-standing hammocks 
  • Plants
  • Wind chimes, wind socks, sun catchers
  • String lights, in-season holiday decorations
  • Bicycles

The following items are permitted on private balconies only and are not permitted on walkways:

  • Drying racks
  • Plastic storage containers, such as storage bins (placed next to wall).

See balcony policies and regulations.