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What to Bring to Campus

You are about to move into your new home at Pine Manor College. Of course you need to bring necessities such as clothing and toiletries, but you’ll also want to bring a few items to help make your stay on campus comfortable and enjoyable.

Here you’ll find helpful information about what to bring to campus, and also what not to bring to campus. Be sure to talk to your roommate about what they will bring with them. You don’t want to duplicate items with your roommate, that you really only need one of in your room. You will be amazed on how quickly the space gets filled when you move in!

What to Bring

Living Sleeping
Personal Care

  • Alarm Clock
  • Comforter/blanket
  • Desk/floor lamp (not halogen)
  • Twin XL (extra long) sheets
  • Mattress pad
  • Pictures and posters to make your room “Home”
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Power strip with surge protector)
  • Broom/dustpan
  • Small handheld vacuum
  • Fan
  • Television
  • Game Console
  • Tablet
  • Headphones/ear buds
  • Bandages/First Aid Kit
  • Contact lens supplies/glasses
  • Facial tissues/paper towels
  • Hair styling items
  • Insurance Card/medical information
  • Pain relievers
  • Prescription medications
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving items
  • Shower shoes
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Toiletry Bag/shower caddy
  • Towels and washcloths

Clothing Items

  • Rain Coat/umbrella
  • Sleepwear/slippers
  • Undergarments
  • Winter clothing and outerwear (warm coat, boots, ear muffs,gloves, hat, scarf)
  • Workout clothing
  • Detergent/dryer sheets
  • Iron (with auto-shut-off)
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry bag/pop up hamper
  • Safety pins/sewing kit

Storing Organizing

  • Book Bag
  • Calculator
  • Laptop
  • School Supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.)
  • USB Flash drive
  • Batteries
  • Desk Organizer
  • Hangers/closet organizers
  • Storage units
  • Over-the-door racks


  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Cups/mugs
  • Dish soap, cloth and towels
  • Plates, bowls, and utensils
  • Food storage containers
  • Water bottle


Items to Leave at Home

  • Extension cords
  • Multi-outlet adapters without surge protector
  • Heated hair appliances unless they have an “auto-off” feature
  • Space heaters
  • Incense/candles (even without the wick)
  • Holiday string lights
  • Animals (except fish in an aquarium not to exceed 15 gallons)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Cooking appliances other than a microwave (including but not limited to hot pot, coffee pot, toaster, toaster oven, hot plate, crock pots, water kettles, rice cooker, indoor grill)
  • Propane, gasoline, fireworks, guns and ammunition, hunting knives, bows and arrows, or any other weapon

This list is not comprehensive. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to ask students to remove items that are considered unsafe or disruptive.

One more thing to consider…

All students should think about insurance coverage for their personal property. You will want to make certain that you cell phone, laptop, game console, clothing, and other personal property items are covered for incidents that result in damage or loss of your belongings. If you are not currently covered under a policy with your family, consider looking into a personal property insurance provider. Participation in a personal property insurance plan is optional, but strongly encouraged. If you interested in finding out more information about personal property plans, you can take a look at the Student Property Insurance Information page.