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Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 6 and 7

Packing for College

A Handy Packing List

mother and daughters moving inBedding and Related Items

(Huntingdon beds are extra-long twin-sized.)

  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backrest pillow
  • Under-bed and/or stackable storage

Computer-Related Items

(Your laptop computer will come with a keyboard and navigation pad, case, and cables for Internet access.)

Desk items

  • Calendar or planner
  • Desk chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Envelopes
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Paper clips
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pens & pencils
  • Post-its
  • Postage stamps
  • Rubber bands
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Staple remover
  • Stapler
  • Staples
  • Tape
  • Three-hole punch
  • Waste basket
  • White-out

Room-related items

  • Alarm clock
  • Bulletin board
  • Cell phone
  • Cell phone charger
  • Coffee maker (must not have a hot plate; Keurig-type or thermal carafe-type is OK)
  • Curtains (see window dimensions in the Residence Hall information)
  • Extension cords
  • Mirror
  • Push pins
  • Speakers
  • Television
  • Video game console
  • Wall posters/art
  • 3M hanging strips (no nailing into the walls)

School Supplies

  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Notebooks
  • Notepaper

Bathroom Checklist

  • Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Curling iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower flip-flops

Medical

  • Antibiotic cream
  • Band-aids
  • Contact lens solution
  • Cough drops
  • Decongestants
  • First aid kit
  • Hot/cold packs
  • Heating pad
  • Pain relievers
  • Prescription medications
  • Thermometer

Toiletries

  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton balls
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Eye drops
  • Eye glasses
  • Facial cleanser
  • Hair brush/comb
  • Hair conditioner
  • Hair spray/gel
  • Hand/body lotion
  • Insect repellent spray or cream (for field trips, movies on The Green, etc.)
  • Mirror
  • Mouthwash
  • Q-Tips
  • Razor
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletry kit
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tweezers

Clothing Checklist

  • Belts
  • Boots/rain boots
  • Dress clothes
  • Flip-flops and sandals
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jewelry
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Purse
  • Robe/shower wrap
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and undergarments
  • Watch
  • Workout clothes

Laundry Supplies

  • Clothes hangers
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry hamper/bag
  • Stain remover

Important Documents

  • Bank account information/checks
  • Car registration
  • Debit and credit cards
  • Driver’s license
  • Financial aid forms
  • Passport (if you have one)
  • Medical and dental insurance cards
  • Social security card
  • Student ID (you will received your Huntingdon ID/swipe card during Big Red Weekend)
  • Suggestion: keep a list of emergency contacts in your car or with your important papers in case you can’t find your phone in an emergency

Cleaning Supplies

  • Broom and dustpan
  • Dusting supplies
  • Glass cleaner and cloths or paper towels
  • Small vacuum
  • Sponge
  • Bathroom cleaning products (if you will live in Blount)

Other

  • Batteries
  • Board games
  • Earplugs
  • ID holder/wallet/phone case
  • Key chain
  • Lanyard
  • Lint brush
  • Musical instruments
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing kit
  • Sleep mask
  • Snack foods and drinks
  • Sports equipment
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Water bottles or containers

Do Not Bring

  • Anything with a hot/warming plate or cooking device
  • Anything that requires halogen lightbulbs
  • Pets of any kind (including fish)
  • Posters, shirts, or items that advertise drugs or alcohol
  • Wireless router

Questions? Call the Office of Residence Life at 334.833.4349 or email reslife@hawks.huntingdon.edu

Huntingdon is a dry campus and Huntingdon is a smoke-free Campus.