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What to Bring

University Housing

Soon, you’ll be packing up your stuff and moving to a completely new place. Not only will you be “on your own,” but you’ll also be sharing a relatively small space with other people. Perhaps you’re wondering what to bring. While it may seem tempting to pack up everything you own, DON’T! Space is limited. At the same time, it is important for you to feel comfortable in your new surroundings. Consider the following list a guide for items you may want to bring.

Items to Consider Packing

Bedroom Recommendations

Two sets of bed sheets

Pacer Crossings: XL Twin

Pacer Commons and Pacer Downs: XL Twin

Mattress protector and pad (see sizes above)

Pillows and blankets

Bring extra pillowcases and blankets too!

Bedspread/comforter (see sizes above)

Clothes hangers

Laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc.

Laundry basket and/or bag

Ironing board and iron

Seasonal clothing, as well as a few items that will get you through an unexpected change in weather.

Athletic clothes, shoes, or equipment

Bathroom Recommendations

Personal hygiene products

If you can, bring mutliples of items, especially toilet paper!

Personal care items/shower items/toiletries

Shower curtain, shower curtain rings, and bathmat

Towels, hand towels, and washcloths

Broom, dustpan, mop or Swiffer, vacuum

Cleaning supplies such as Windex and paper towels. We love those shower cleaners you spray on every day!)

Kitchen and Food Related Recommendations

Small microwave

Only for residents living in Pacer Downs or Commons; Pacer Crossings rooms include a microwave.

Please check with your roommates –you only need one!

Small coffee maker

Dishes, cups, and utensils 

Pacer Downs and Pacer Commons residents: dishes/pots/pans needed for kitchen

Pacer Crossings residents: microwave safe dishes for microfridge

Dish soap, sponges, and brushes

Classroom Supplies and Desk Organization Recommendations

Notepads, notebooks, binders, notebook paper, calendar, and planner

School supplies (scissors, paper, paperclips, pens, highlighters, stapler, sticky notes, etc.)


Desk lamp


Graphing calculator


Laptop or tablet

Other Recommended Items

Posters, pictures and any special personal item(s) that will help you feel at home

Crates for storing books, clothes, etc.

Alarm clock

Back up cell phone charger

Coaxial cable to connect your TV to the cable jack 

A 25 foot length will be more than enough.

TV, HDMI cord and cable cord

TV can be a smart TV if you like, or you can bring a Firestick/Roku.

Small electric fan

Air freshener

First aid supplies: Band aids, pain relievers, etc.

UL listed surge protectors with breaker switch if you have a lot of stuff to plug in

Any health insurance information (i.e. company name, policy number) in case you make an unexpected trip to the hospital/doctor


We suggest contacting your new roommates before coming to school! There are many items listed above (and probably some we forgot!) that you simply won’t want two of! It will also provide an opportunity to get to know them before you move in to your apartment! As you are probably aware, University Housing provides wireless internet for students.

For more information on system requirements, please refer to the CSD Helpdesk website.

View printable packing list

Please do not bring

  • Pets – except fish (10 gal. tank max)
  • Dangerous items (fireworks, firearms, air guns, explosives, highly flammable substances, & no knives other than kitchen knives)
  • Road/traffic signs
  • Waterbeds
  • Fire hazard items (halogen lamps, hot plates, toaster, toaster oven, fry-daddy)
  • Neon signs
  • Candles or incense
  • Refrigerator
  • Blue sticky putty to hang posters 

Room Dimensions

Building Name Bedroom Size Bed Size  Living room Window Size Bedroom Window Size
Pacer Commons Double 13’ length x 13’ width Twin, Extra Long 58” length x 70” width 58” length x 70” width
Pacer Commons Single 12’ 2” length x 8’ 6’ width Twin, Extra Long 58” length x 71” width 58” length x 35” width 
Pacer Downs 13’ 3” length x 11’ 6 width Twin, Standard  47” length x 59” width 47” length x 47” width
Pacer Crossings 15’ length x 11’ width Twin, Extra Long 60½” length x 60” width 60½” length x 60” width