What to Bring When Moving to Campus

Move-In Day

Assumption College looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2019 on Friday, August 28, 2015!  The campus community comes together on this day to assist first-year students and their families with the move-in process – from answering questions to moving belongings into the residence halls.  Wondering what the day will be like?  Get a sneak peek – Assumption students have produced a video offering some tips and advice for you as you start to pack and plan for this exciting day.

What to Bring

Moving on to campus is an exciting experience. This page provides a list of items you should consider bringing when you move in, and a list of items that you should definitely leave at home. You and your roommate may want to discuss room décor and who will bring which items, i.e., TVs, refrigerator, etc.

  • Alarm clock
  • Basic first aid supplies (thermometer, bandages, pain reliever)
  • Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, disinfectant wipes, small vacuum)
  • Clothes drying rack and/or sweater dryer
  • Computer (optional) with supplies, including power strip
  • Decorations (posters, bulletin boards, photos)
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Extra power strip and extension cord
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Health insurance information (insurance card, primary physician's phone number)
  • Laundry supplies (laundry bag or basket, detergent, bleach, fabric softener, stain remover, dryer sheets)
  • Linens (extra-long twin sheets, pillows, blankets, comforter, mattress pad
  • 80 inch by 36 inch or "college size")
  • Plastic under-bed storage containers
  • Prescription medicines
  • School supplies (backpack, notebooks, pens, pencils, calculator)
  • Seasonal clothing and hangers
  • Sewing kit
  • Small ironing board and iron with an automatic shut-off function
  • Small plants
  • Sticky tack to hang things on your walls
  • Toiletries, towels, bathrobe, shower caddy
  • Umbrella

Things to discuss with your roommate(s)

  • Fan
  • Microwave (700 watts maximum)
  • Refrigerators (3.7 cubic feet maximum)
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television/VCR/DVD player and cable cord
  • Wipe-off message board for your door

Things to leave at home

  • Air conditioners
  • Alcohol containers (even if they are empty and used for decoration, alcohol containers are a violation of the alcohol policy in the underclass residence halls)
  • Candles (whether they are decorative or have sentimental value)
  • Cement blocks (single beds may be elevated with leg lifters)
  • Cooking elements; such as toaster ovens, toasters, hot pots, rice cookers, skillets, hot plates, Foreman type grills (in underclass halls)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Incense and potpourri burners
  • Pets (only fish are allowed)
  • Space heaters