Packing for College

All rooms are furnished with mattress/frame, desk, chair, closet or wardrobe, dresser (except Newell and Richmond Halls), wall-to-wall carpet, MicroFridge, cable TV and Internet access. The following list will help you pack. We encourage you to bring only the essentials when you move in. It's also a good idea to contact your roommates to find out what they plan to bring. To view a printable version of this list, please click the link below:

Packing List (pdf)

Bedding and Towels

  • Pillow
  • Extra-long (80 inch x 36 inch) twin sheets
  • Padded or quilted mattress cover
  • Bath towels
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Egg crate/foam
  • Pillow cases
  • Washcloths

Kitchen Supplies

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Bowls
  • Can opener
  • Cups
  • Dish towels
  • Microwavable dishes
  • Microwave containers
  • Oven mitts  
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic silverware
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plates
  • Silverware
  • Snacks
  • Water

Electronics

  • Alarm clock
  • TV cable (coaxial)
  • UL-approved power strip with circuit breaker
  • Television
  • Laptop
  • Personal Computer
  • Printer (non wireless)

Health and Hygiene

  • Personal toiletries
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Shower caddy
  • Hand soap
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair dryer
  • Sewing kit
  • Band-Aids
  • First-aid kit
  • Medicine as necessary

Laundry and Cleaning

  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Quarters (for laundry room)
  • Laundry bag or collapsible hamper

Miscellaneous

  • Air freshener

  • Cards

  • Flashlight

  • Board games

  • Musical instrument

  • Photos/Photo album

  • Posters

  • Storage boxes

  • Tool kit

  • Umbrella

  • Utility hooks

  • Desk lamp

  • Floor lamp

  • One Card or Form of ID

  • Clothes hangers

  • Mirror

  • Throw rug

  • Waste Basket

Do Not Bring

No Weapons Including:

  • Firearms – guns, rifles, and ammunition
  • Replica Firearm – any firearm made to look like or resemble a real gun
  • Airsoft, BB, & Paintball Guns – any device capable of casting a projectile
  • Knives – any pocket knife with a blade over three inches long
  • Other Weapons – martial arts weapons and archery equipment

Fire Safety:

  • Candles and incense
  • Cooking appliances
  • Space heaters/extension cords

Additional Prohibited Items:

  • Alcohol – if under the age of 21
  • Marijuana and other illegal drugs
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Hookahs or other smoking devices
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner
  • Cinder blocks
  • Bed risers
  • Pets (except for fish, fish tanks cannot be larger than 10 gallons and may not have electrical equipment)
  • Extension cords
  • Nail/tacks
  • Halogen light bulbs (tubular) in torchiere-style halogen lamps (unless the bulbs are 300 watts or less and meet UL revised performance standards)

Contact

Department of Housing & Residence Life

Location
Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone
410-704-2516
Fax
410-704-4228