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Packing Lists


Here are some lists that will help you determine what to bring. We suggest you travel lightly. Fewer things. Smaller things. Good luck packing and traveling!

Don't bother to bring these items, they are already provided in your room:

  • Bed loft
  • Carpet (Bender, Campbell and Dancer)
  • Desk and Chair
  • Blinds
  • Dresser
  • Mattress (and mattress cover)
  • Wastebasket
  • Recycle Bin

These are things you should be sure to bring:

  • Bath items (towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo/conditioner, shower caddy, flip flops)
  • Bedding (pillow, pillowcase, extra-long sheets, blankets)
  • Cash and/or ATM card
  • Cell phone
  • Clothing (limited amounts, by season)
  • Decorations (posters, pictures, sticky-tack)
  • Driver's license and social security card (for employment ID)
  • Insurance card
  • Key ring
  • Laundry items (detergent, basket, hangers)
  • Medications (prescriptions, aspirin, etc.)
  • Portable fan
  • Room cleaning supplies
  • School supplies (backpack, notebook, pens, highlighters, etc.)
  • Snack utensils (silverware, plates, cups, can opener, etc.)
  • Surge protector power strips
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, Qtips, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • UNI ID

These are optional items you may want to bring; be sure to coordinate with your roommate(s):

  • Bike and heavy duty lock (for bike locker information, call 319-273-2710)
  • Closet hooks
  • Computer
  • Cooking appliances (with closed UL-approved heating elements)
  • Desk lamp
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Floor fan
  • George Foreman grill
  • Pizza Pizzaz
  • Toaster
  • Headphones (for stereo)
  • Lounging furniture (futon, etc.; overstuffed chairs & sofas are discouraged)
  • Microwave oven
  • Refrigerator (4.5 cu. ft. or smaller)
  • Sewing kit
  • Stackables
  • Stereo, CDs, DVDs, iPod
  • TV (must be digital and have an internal QAM tuner, if not, bring a converter box or rent one from Mediacom)
  • CD, DVD players
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Video game players
  • Network cable (for wired network devices like game consoles or Smart TVs)

Be sure to check ResNet Internet requirements before you bring any streaming media devices.

Please, don't bring any of these things:

  • Air conditioner (window or portable)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bed lofting/bunking materials
  • Hanging items that need nails
  • Candles
  • Fireworks (any explosives)
  • Open coil appliances
  • Halogen torchier or medusa lamps
  • Pets (except fish in aquariums no larger than 29gal)
  • Waterbed
  • Weapons and/or ammunition
  • Toy weapons (ex., AirSoft Guns)
  • Wireless routers or access points (wireless is provided)