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What to Bring

Moving to college is an exciting time. We suggest you bring only what you need, keeping in mind that space is limited. Work with your roommate(s) to coordinate who will bring certain shared items such as a TV, rug, or mini fridge. Large items can be shipped after you arrive. Please note: Any packages that are shipped prior to your arrival for move in will be returned.

The following are items that many residents have found useful or convenient. A printable checklist version is also available.

= Provided
= shared recommended
= View your room first
= Fire or electrical hazards

0 Bedding 0
  • Sheets
    • Carson Hall: Standard Twin (Twin XL sheets will fit all beds)
    • All other halls: Twin XL
  • Comforter or blankets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Bed, mattress, and mattress pad
0 Closet & Storage 0
  • Hangars
  • Closet organizers
  • Storage containers
  • Mini fridge (4.6 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelf
0 Desk & Electronics 0
  • Desk organizer and supplies
  • Ethernet cable (Riley and Walton Halls only)
  • Surge protector
  • Small desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • TV and DVD player
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Waste basket and recycle bin
0 Room Decor 0
  • Posters and pictures
  • Dry-erase or cork board
  • Adhesive putty or 3M strips (no nails, tacks, or double-sided tape)
  • Rug
0 Laundry 0
  • Laundry basket
  • High-efficiency detergent
  • Fabric softener
0 Clothing 0
  • Clothing for all types of weather
0 Bath 0
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloth)
  • Robe
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
0 Dishware 0
  • Cup, plate, bowl, mug, and flatware
  • Thermos (dining venues give discounts when you use a reusable mug or bottle)
  • Coffee pot, rice cooker, and electric kettle (with automatic shut off)
  • Reusable water bottle
0 Emergency Supplies 0
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Emergency supply kits (available at the UO Bookstore)
0 Transportation 0
  • An inexpensive bike
  • Secure bike lock (U-lock)
  • Bike helmet
  • Bike lights and reflectors
Things to Leave at Home
  • Microwave or open heating element
  • Candles, incense, or other flammables
  • Extension cords and multi-plug adaptors
  • Halogen lamps
  • All pets except your fish (10 gal tank or less)
  • Alcoholic beverages, alcohol memorabilia, and illegal drugs or paraphernalia
  • Weapons (including but not limited to martial arts weapons, BB guns, air guns, paint guns, and fire arms) knives ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous items
  • Valuables or lots of cash
  • Your car (see Buses, Bikes, and Cars)