Roanoke College

Items to Consider for College and Residence Hall Living

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There are certain things that you will want to bring with you to school.  The following checklist will come in handy as you shop for and gather your belongings for college.  

Tips

- Share this checklist with others.  Many of these items make great high school graduation gifts!

- When you get your room/roommate assignment you might want to contact your roommate and check to see what major items each of you might bring (i.e. TV, extra furniture...)

For your room...

___ blankets

___ sheets (extra long, twin) and pillow case

___ mattress pad

___ pillow

___ bedspread or comforter

___ underbed storage containers

___ alarm clock (or you can use your cell phone)

___ lamp (halogen and multi-colored floor lamps not permitted)

___ light bulbs

___ UL approved extension cords

___ surge protector

___ waste basket

___ wall decorations

___ 3M Command adhesive strips

___ over door hooks

___ tacks

___ message board for door

___ bulletin board

___ personal mementos

___ sewing kit

___ flashlight

___ plants

___ hot pot/coffee maker

___ cups/plates/utensils/coffee mug

___ refrigerator (3.9 cubic feet or less)

___ microwave (900 watts or less)

___ fan

___ screw driver

___ hammer

___ earplugs

For the bath...

___ towels/washcloths

___ shower sandals

___ toiletries/plastic bucket for toiletries

___ personal appliances (hairdryer, electric shaver, etc)

For your studies...

___ calendar/scheduler

___ backpack

___ paper clips

___ white out

___ glue

___ scissors

___ pens/pencils/hi-lighters

___ stapler/staples

___ paper

___ Post It notes

___ ruler

___ tape

___ calculator

___ computer/printer

For your health...

___ first aid kit (band aids, cough drops, Ibuprofen, etc.)

___ hand sanitizer

___ prescription medication

For your recreation...

___ computer speakers

___ headphones

___ CDs and DVDs

___ computer games

___ bicycle

___ bike lock

___ quarters (for vending)

___ snack food

___ water bottle

___ sports equipment

___ workout clothes

___ equipment or materials needed for your hobby or preferred recreation

For cleaning and laundry...

___ detergent

___ dryer sheets

___ laundry basket

___ clothes hangers

___ drying rack for clothes

___ disinfecting wipes

___ cleaning supplies

___ hand vacuum

___ wisk broom

___ iron

Miscellaneous...

___ drivers license

___ social security card, important if you want to get a job

___ copy of your birth certificate

___ bank routing number

___ checkbook/ATM card

___ stationary/stamps

___ at least one nice suit or dress