Packing

Tips:

  • 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.

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

Shipping

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, all packages must arrive to campus by July 31. For more information on how students receive mail and packages at the University, visit the Ferguson Mail Center website.

Package Pickup

During scheduled Move-In days, University Mail Center will set up package pickup centers around campus that will receive packages for students living in designated halls. Pickup centers are conveniently located within walking distance of the halls they serve. Carts are provided to help transport packages back to your room as vehicles are not allowed second entry into unloading zones. This service is only provided to each resident on their scheduled Move-In day. Packages that are not picked up on your scheduled day will return to the Ferguson Mail Center made available for pick up the following day at noon.
Residents living in Bryce Lawn, Bryant, Burke, Parham, and Harris will need to go to the Ferguson Mail Center for package pickup. Because residents in these buildings will have to drive to pick up their packages, they will be allowed back into the unloading zone at their building. More details are available on the Campus Mail Move-In site.

Residence HallsPickup LocationDate/Times
Presidential, Riverside, Lakeside, and HighlandsPresidential II 1st floor Game RoomAug. 7-9 and 16-17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 18, 1-6 p.m.
Blount, Ridgecrest, Paty, and EnglandBlount ClassroomsAug. 8-9 and 16-17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 18, 1-6 p.m.
TutwilerTutwiler Package CenterAug. 7-9 and 16-17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 18, 1-6 p.m.