Packing...What should you bring?

 

Here is a general list of things you will need to bring. At the bottom of the page there are some additional websites with checklists that my be helpful.

So I know you all are super excited to decorate your room and get settled in but one thing I want you to remember is….you do NOT have unlimited space!  Remember you will be sharing a room with another freshman and you have to make room for her and all her ideas too.  Below is a longgggg list of supplies…you don’t need to bring EVERYTHING!!!! Bed Bath and Beyond has this really cool program where, just like bridal registry, you walk around your local store and scan everything you need/want, take the scanner back to the registrar and tell them you want your stuff at one of the local Bed Bath and Beyonds in either South Bend or Mishawaka, IN. (They just ask you what university you’re going to and they’ll tell you which store is the closest)  Then when you get into town, go to your directed Bed Bath and Beyond store and they’ll have a box for you ready with all your stuff!  Another good idea is to coordinate with your roommate what you’ll each bring.  Depending on your room, you’ll probably only need one futon, TV, carpet, fridge, etc.  This list is also only a suggestion of things you might need. If you forget something, most supplies can be found at the ND Bookstore or any of the local stores like Target.  If there’s something you absolutely can’t live without, there’s always FedEx! Good luck Packing!

..Bedding and Bath ... Academics ... Clothes ... Entertainment ... Tools ... Cleaning and Laundry ... Sports.. ... Walls ... First Aid ... Toiletries ... Misc ... Storage ... Closet ... Not Allowed ...

 

Bedding/Bath

First Aid

Alarm Clock Make sure you get to class on time!

Bandaids

Bed Lamp (Light Bulb) for late night studying

Blistex/Chapstick I went through so many packs of these! You're going to need a couple: one for your room, one for the common room, one for your desk, one for your backpack....you get the deal

Bed Shelf really handy if you’re on the top bunk

Citrucel

Bed Spread

Cough drops

Blanket

Motrin

Body Pillow

Lotrimin

Down Comforter

Neosporin a definite must. It fixes everything! It even works as chapstick when you run out!

Extension Chord (Clock and Lamp)

Robitussin Cough / Cold

Mattress Pad

Vitamin C Drops

Pillows

Vitamins

SheetsEXTRA LONG the beds are all extra long twins so make sure you buy XL twin sheets

 

Teddy Bears & Lions

Toiletries

Towels

91% Alcohol

Wash Cloths

Bath Gel

 

Bobbie Pins

Academics

Brushes

Academic Planner (ND Bookstore)

Clean and Clear

Bible you might want to wait for classes to start, certain Theology professors are picky

Conditioner

Binder

Contact Solution

Buy Books Online
http://www.bkstr.com/CategoryDisplay/10001-9604-10900-1?demoKey=d

Contacts

Calculator / Batteries

Cotton Balls

Flash Drive in case you don't want to trek your laptop everywhere, also handy for presentations

Curling Iron

Folders

Dental Floss

Last Year's Notes

Deodorant

Notebooks

Face Wash

Rubber Bands

Hair Clips/Ties/Bands

Spanish Dictionary

Hair Dryer

 

Hair Gels

Clothes

Hair Spray

Bathing Suit a must! There’s a swim test :/, for a funny story come find me.

Hot Rollers I didn't know people still use these?

Bras

Lotion

Caps

Make-up

Coat

Mirror

Heavy Winter Coat You don't have to bring this right away. Remember there's fall break!

Mouthwash

Costumes (SYRs)

Nail Polish / Remover

Earmuffs

Nail Scissors / Clippers/File/Cuticle

Formal Dance Clothes

Perfume

Glasses

Plastic White Cups

Gloves

Puffs with Aloe

Goggles

Q-Tips

Hats

Sewing KIt

Jacket

Shampoo

Jeans

Shaver

Nice Clothes for Lector

Shaving Cream

Panties

Shower Caddy totally handy. You can keep them in your room or we have shelves in the bathroom where you can keep them which is totally convenient

Purses

Straightener

Robe

 

Scarf

Miscellaneous

Shoes - Casual

Backpack

Shoes - Dress

Batteries - Extra

Shoes - Flip Flops

Baking/Cooking Supplies We've got 2 kitchens to use! You can buy from pots to masuring cups at Marshalls!

Shoes - Shower

Camera / Charger

Shoes - Slippers

Cell phone / Charger

Shoes – Tennis in other words sneakers

Check Book

Shorts

Extension Chord for Hair Dryer

Socks

Flashlight / Batteries

Sports Bras

Health Cards

Swimsuit (Swim Test) ok I know theres no difference between this and bathing suit but I don’t want you to forget!

Money

Sunglasses

Passport (in case you want to go to Canada)

Sweatpants

Umbrella

Sweatshirts

Waste Basket

Tops

 

T-Shirts

Storage/Room

 

Carpet

Entertainment

Boot spacers keep your boots straight (Container Store)

DVD Player

FAN despite what you've heard about it being cold here, it does get HOT HOT HOT and unfortunately we don't have air conditioning so this is another MUST

Heavy Duty Extension Chords

Fan (mini) to clip onto your bed

IPOD / Speakers / Remote / Charger

Floor Lamp/Light Bulbs

Surge Protector I’d get a couple of these

Futon

TV / Surge Protector - 3Prong Heavy Duty

Little Table

TV Stand

Mirror

 

Shoe Rack

 

Storage Crates

Tools

Storage Boxes

Duct Tape

Trash Bags idk if we're allowed to use these but there are some in the maintenance closets

Hammer / Nails

 

Screwdrivers (Regular and Phillips)

Closet

Wrench

Hangers

TOOLKIT this made my life so much easier, trust me, you’ll need it a lot more than you think

Address Labels

 

CD/DVDs

Cleaning/Laundry

Computer / Surge Protector

Air Fresheners

Desk Lamp/Light Bulb

BBW Pump Soap for Sink

Dividers/Boxes

Clorox Bleach Pen

Drawer Organizers

Downy (Liquid and Sheets)

Envelopes

Downy Wrinkle Releaser trust me you're going to regret it if you don't get this one

Eraser

Dry Rack

Extension Chords

Febreeze

Glue Stick

Hamper

Highlighters

Lysol Wipes

Index Cards/Box

Paper Towels

Letter Opener

Tide-to-Go

LCD Cleaner Kit

Woolite (Light and Dark)

Manila Folders

 

Markers

Sports Goooo LYONS! Don't forget the great opportunity in Interhall and CoRec sports teams

Paper Clips

Active Ankles

Pencil Holder

Cleets

Pencils

Frisbees

Pens

Shinguards

Permanente Glue

Underarmour

Photo Paper If youhave a printer you can print out pics of you and your new friends for decoarting! We aslo have our own Kodak station in LaFun if you don't have a printer!

Volleyball Shoes

Post Its

Volleyball Socks

Printer /Surge Protector

 

Printer Cartridges

Walls

Printer Paper

3M (BBB Non-Stick)

Ruler

Dry Erase Board/Wipes/Eraser/Markers

Scotch Tape

Dry Eraser Board for Door

Sharpies

Masking Tape

Stamps

Over the door hoods for Bed

Stapler

Photos

Thumbtacks

 

White Out

NO NOs

 

Microwave

 

Candles

 

Hot Plates

 
   

 

 

A couple of additional useful checklists:

...Bed Bath and Beyond

...College Board
...Container Store
...Tip 1
...Tip 2

...Tip 3

...Tip 4

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