what to pack for college


A few important items to know:


When packing please label all boxes and containers with your name.  


Rooms are set up with one wired computer jack and access to the campus wireless network.  Computer Services will be available during Orientation to answer all of your IT questions.


A community television with basic cable  service is provided in the main lounge of each Community Living Hall. Cable television service is not provided in the rooms.





Below is a list of items to bring and NOT to bring with you:

Room Needs and Storage

Refrigerator (no larger than 5.8 cubic ft.)

Small microwave oven

Alarm Clock/Clock Radio

Trash Can

Storage Containers (crates/cubes, under-bed boxes)

Desk Lamp (non-halogen)

Posters/Art ~Pictures & Memorabilia

Non-destructive poster putty No tape or nails

Flashlight & Batteries

Room cleaning supplies

Curtains & Area/Room Rug

Dishware & Food Storage containers

Small Lock Box for medical records, prescriptions, valuables, etc.

Message Board (Dry Erase Board)

Bike and Lock

Umbrella & Raingear


Linens, Laundry, and Bathroom Needs

Bath towels & washcloths

Blankets, comforter, pillow

Everyday toiletries

First-aid kit including :

common medicines, ibuprofen, cough drops, allergy medicine, etc.

Laundry supplies

Basket and detergent

UGF provides coin-free laundry

Mattress pad

Twin Sheets & Bedding

Shower caddy and shower shoes




Laptop/Computer & Printer

Cable Cord

Ethernet cord (UGF has wireless capability)

Surge protector & extension cords

TV/DVD player

Cell Phone & Charger



Things NOT to Bring

Candles & Scentsy burners /Incense

Double-sided foam tape /Duct Tape

Alcohol or illegal drugs or paraphernalia

Empty alcohol containers (for decoration)

Griddles/waffle irons, quesadilla makers, oil popcorn poppers

Hot plates or space heaters

Toaster oven or Camp Stoves

Hunting Knives /Blades

Pets (only fish in 5 gallon tank or less)

Paint ball /air soft guns

Weapons /Ammunition


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