Your College Checklist



You’re about to move into your room in the residence hall, and you’re wondering what to pack. Use this list as a guide, but feel free to personalize to your own needs.

Keep in mind that it may be best to purchase some of these items after you get to campus. Be sure to review the information about room dimensions and provided furniture here

Room Needs

  • Lamp (or two!)
  • Alarm clock/clock radio
  • Trash can
  • Storage bins
  • Fan
  • Drying rack for laundry
  • Decorative items
  • Dry-erase wall board
  • Mini toolkit (including screwdriver, hammer, wrench)
  • Command Strips for hanging pictures
  • Carpet or rug for your room
  • If you want to use a bedloft, University-approved lofts are available for lease at

Linens/Laundry Supplies

  • Sheets and pillowcases (You’ll probably want a couple of sets and make sure they’re extra-long twin size sheets!)
  • Towels
  • Shower curtain and rug
  • Pillows
  • Mattress pad
  • Blanket
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, etc.)

Supplies & Electronics

  • Your personal computer, if desired
  • USB flash drives
  • Stapler and staples
  • Pens and pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Folder with pockets
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Highlighter pens (multiple colors)
  • Surge protector
  • Extension cords
  • Headphones

Don’t Forget!

  • Personal items and decorations
  • Snacks
  • Medicines, pain relievers, Band-Aids®, etc.
  • Toiletries
  • Coffee mug and a few dishes
  • Water bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Silverware
  • Umbrella 

At Trevecca, you can have a microwave (may not exceed 900 watts) and fridge (may not exceed 6 cubic feet) in your room. Any appliances with exposed heating elements and candles, incense and open flames are not permitted. 

Good news! On Move-in Day, Trevecca will have people available to help you move your belongings into your residence hall. To help aid the move-in process, please label your items with your first/last name, the name of your residence hall and room number.