Packing

Tips:

  • Pack light and pick up additional items when you arrive.
  • Contact roommate(s) ahead of time to avoid bringing duplicate items.
  • Wait to shop for groceries and supplies when you get here.

  • Label ALL belongings with your name, building, room number and phone number using our printable packing labels.
  • To save space, leave winter clothes at home and exchange with summer clothes during trips home.

What to Bring

  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Academic supplies
  • Computer, laptop, or tablet
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Towels, washcloths, and toiletry items
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Trash can and bags
  • Kitchen supplies
  • Insurance information (health and renters)
  • Photo identification


What NOT to Bring

  • Trailer or moving trucks
  • Alcohol or alcohol containers
  • Candles or incense
  • Pets, except fish/approved service animals
  • Space heaters
  • Heating cooking appliance, other than a microwave
  • Halogen lamps (all styles)
  • Weapons, fireworks, or explosives
  • Tobacco, vapes, and e-cigarettes
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia


For a full list to help you in the packing process, view and print our complete suggested packing list.Suggested Packing List

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, screw, or push pin holes (no wall anchors) – max 10

Blount, Bryant, Bryce Lawn, Highlands, John England Jr., Lakeside, Paty, Presidential Village, Ridgecrest, and Riverside

3M Command Strips

Burke, Harris, Parham, and Tutwiler

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

Bed Heights

Adjust Bed Height (free)

Beds in most halls are adjustable with the maximum height listed under each building page’s specifications. Set beds heights on Move-In Day 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 17. HRC will address all requests received after the deadline in order of when they are received and aim to address all within 1-2 weeks of Move-In.

Submit a work order

Loft Bed (additional fees)

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 Bryant, John England Jr., Paty, Presidential I, Presidential II, and Ridgecrest South

Shipping and Package Pickup

Parcel Locker Districts

Due to COVID-19, the Tutwiler Package Center will not be a package pickup location for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Details for shipping and package pickup for Move-In 2020 will be available at a later date.