Here are some tips for packing to come to campus:

  • Consider room size when packing. Space in the residence halls is relatively limited. We suggest packing lightly and picking up additional items at a later time.
  • Label ALL belongings with your name, building, room number and phone number. Get printable packing labels that can be taped to your boxes.
  • Fold hanging clothes and bring hangers separately. Clothes do not fit well on the moving carts and may get dirty on Move-In Day.
  • Wait to shop for groceries and supplies. These supplies take up valuable space in vehicles. Consider meeting your roommate(s) upon arrival to determine what supplies are needed.
  • Leave winter clothes at home. Due to limited storage space, consider exchanging summer clothes for winter clothes during trips home. Bring one blanket, though, as the temperature in some residence halls is controlled centrally and there may be a brief spell of cold weather.
  • Contact your roommate(s) ahead of time, so you don’t bring two of everything.

View our guide on what to bring (PDF).


For the safety and security of our students, mail and packages are not delivered directly to the residence halls. All deliveries are made to the Ferguson Mail Center. In order for items to arrive in time for Move-In, ship all packages by July 29. For more information on how students receive mail and packages at the University, visit the Ferguson Mail Center website.

Settling In

Hanging Items on Walls

When hanging items on the walls, please use the method listed for your building in order to avoid potential damage charges.

Nails or push pins (max 10)

Blount, Bryant, Bryce Lawn, Highlands, Lakeside, New Freshman, Presidential Village, Ridgecrest, and Riverside

3M Command Strips

Burke, Friedman, Harris, Parham, Paty, and Tutwiler

Mounting televisions and screw anchors are not permitted in any buildings.

Bed Heights

Maximum bed heights vary by building and are provided on each building’s page. Additionally, the set beds heights on Move-In Day will vary by each room. In order to have your bed set to your preferred height prior to Move-In and/or request bed rails, complete a work order by July 25. If you are wanting to fit you dresser underneath your bed, make sure to include this information in the work order.

Submit a work order

To have your bed set higher than the maximum height indicated on the building page, bed lofts are available through Collegiate Bed Lofts.  Bed Lofts are not available for Friedman, Paty, Presidential I, Presidential II, and Ridgecrest South