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.
Blinds or Drapes
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:
Halogen lamps, space heaters or extensions cords
Candles or incense
Grills, charcoal, or flammable liquids
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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.
Residential Life has a limited number of cookware and bakeware available to borrow from the Witt Center.
- Computer / Laptop
- Bluetooth speaker
- 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!
A memory foam version is worth the money to make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
- XL bed linens
Bedding should fit an extra long twin bed. Bed-in-a-bags are a popular option for bundled purchasing.
- Personal Toiletries
- 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.
Note: You may hang things on the wall with small nails. Absolutely no adhesive products, such as the 3M products, are allowed.
- Laundry basket
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.
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
- Upset stomach medication
- Cold remedy medicine
- Cough Syrup
- Allergy medication
- Topical Antibacterial cream
- Mosquito / bug repellent
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
- Wind chimes, wind socks, sun catchers
- String lights, in-season holiday decorations
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).