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Moving to College – Here's a List of Things to Pack

Going to college is an exciting and sometimes stressful time. Below is a partial list of things you’ll need to take with you. Some of the things you take for grated at home, you won’t have there if you don’t bring it with you. This list will help you purchase things over the summer.

Personal Care Items
Acne Cream
Adhesive Strips
Antibiotic Cream
Contact Lens Solution
Cotton Balls
Cotton Swabs
Decongestants
Eye Glasses
Eye Drops
Hot/Cold Packs
Pain Reliever
Pepto Bismol or Other Antacid
Vapor Rub
Vitamins
Prescription Medication
Eyeglasses / Contact Lenses

Room Items
Bed Linens
Blanket and/or Comforter
Mattress Pad
Pillow
Alarm Clock Radio
Area Rug
Clothes Hamper
Corkboard & Stick Pins
Erasable Memo Board & Pens
Family Photos
Fan
Holiday Decorations
Snap-on Lamp
Stereo
Storage Trunk with Lock
Telephone
TV
Dorm Refrigerator

Clothes
Dress Clothes
Casual Clothes
Hat/Gloves depending on climate
Pajamas
Socks
Swim Suit
Underwear
Workout Clothes

Bathroom Items
Bath Towels
Bathrobe
Cosmetics / Fragrance
Hair Tools – blow dryer, straightener
Dental Floss
Deodorant
Lotion
Razor
Shampoo & Conditioner
Shower Caddy
Shower Flip Flops
Soap
Tissues
Toothbrush & Paste

Tech – Classroom Items
Computer/ Laptop
Printer / Printer Paper
Printer Toner-Ink Cartridge
Surge Protector
Address Book
Backpack
Calculator

Miscellaneous
Calendar
Desk Lamp
Desktop Organizer
Envelopes
Erasers
Folders
Glue
Highlighters
Index Cards
Labels
Markers
Notebooks
Notepaper
Paper Clips
Pencil Sharpener
Pens & Pencils
Postage Stamps
Post-it Notes
Reference Books
Rubber Bands
Ruler
Scissors
Stapler Remover
Stapler & Staples
Tape
Three-hole Punch
Waste Basket
White-Out
Batteries
Beach Towel
Board Games
Bug Spray
Camera
Cards
Duct Tape
Earplugs
Extension Cords
Fan
Flashlight with Batteries
Sewing Repair Kit
Safety Pins
Sports Equipment
Sunglasses
Umbrella
Water Bottle

Laundry Items
Clothes Hamper / Laundry Bag
Clothes Hangers
Detergent
Drying Rack
Fabric Softener
Iron / Ironing Mat
Quarters for Laundry
Stain Remover

Financial and Personal Information
Bank Account / Checks
Credit Card
Driver’s License
Financial Aid Forms
Medical Insurance Card
Registration Information
Renter’s Insurance
Social Security Card
Student ID

Check your school’s website for additional items you may need. As always, please call Lighthouse with any questions at 630-907-9830.