A Complete College Packing List

If you know know me, you would know that lists are kind of my thing. When it comes to moving, what better scenario do you need to make a list. Here’s my packing list for college (for an on-campus dorm)…hopefully it helps others who are moving to college!

School Materials

  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Glue (Stick)
  • Folders
  • Planner / Calendar
  • Bulletin Board
  • Highlighter Pens
  • Black / Red / Blue Pens
  • Eraser
  • Index Cards
  • Binder Paper
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Post – it Notes
  • Push – Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • White – Out
  • Paper Clips
  • Double – Sided Tape
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Three – Hole Punch
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Rubber Bands
  • Binder Clips
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Dry Eraser Markers

Bedding & Bath

  • Bath Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Face Towels
  • Hair Clip
  • Bedspread / Comforter
  • Blankets
  • Sheets (Extra-Long)
  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillow
  • Bed Bug Mattress Protector

Toiletries & Beauty

  • Brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail Clippers
  • Acne Medicine
  • Q-Tips
  • Razors
  • Tweezers
  • Pads / Tampons (for my lady friends out there~)
  • Sunscreen
  • Makeup Remover
  • Body Lotion
  • Face Lotion
  • Face Mask
  • Makeup (just the ones you need!)
  • Makeup Bag / Pouch
  • Lip Balm
  • Deodorant
  • Cotton Rounds
  • Nail Polish & Remover

Electronics

  • Alarm Clock
  • Batteries
  • Camera / Memory Card
  • Laptop & Charger
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Cellphone & Charger
  • Printer (ink & paper)
  • Surge Protector (Extension Cords)
  • USB Flash Drive
  • External Power Bank (for your phone)

Clothing / Wardrobe

  • Clothes Hangers
  • Belt
  • Hat
  • Gloves / Scarves
  • Watch
  • Socks (about 2 weeks worth)
  • Underwear (about 2 weeks worth)
  • Bras (about 1 or 2 weeks worth)
  • Shoes (athletic, walking, professional/dressy, sandals)
  • Gym Wear
  • Pajamas
  • Halloween Costume (optional! I’m bringing mine :P)
  • Professional / Dress Outfit
  • Swimsuit
  • Jackets & Coats (light, winter, and rain)
  • Pants (jeans, long, and short)
  • Shirts & Blouses
  • Tank tops
  • Tights
  • Thermals
  • Jewelry
  • Purses / Bags

Furnishings & Decoration

  • Adhesive Hooks (Command Strip)
  • Drawer Organizers
  • Door Stop
  • Fan
  • Desk Lamp
  • Bedside Light
  • Rug
  • Storage Crates / Boxes
  • Mirror(s)
  • Mementos & Photos
  • Message Board (to leave messages on!)
  • Wall / Desk Decor

Dining

  • Bowls & Plates
  • Spoon / Fork / Knife / Chopsticks
  • Cups / Mugs
  • Disposable Bowls, Plates, Cups, Utensils
  • Snack Bag Clips
  • Thermos
  • Water Bottle
  • Brita Filter
  • Water Boiler
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins & Tissues

Cleaning / Fixing 

  • Air Freshener
  • Detergent
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Vacuum
  • Sewing Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Duck Tape (which fixes everything…)
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Laundry Bag

Miscellaneous Items

  • ATM, Credit, Debit Card
  • Wallet
  • Keychain /Lanyard
  • Healthcare Card
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sleeping Mask & Ear Plugs
  • Stationary
  • Umbrella
  • Mints / Gum
  • Travel Sized Products
  • Travel Bags (Duffel  or Suitcase) (I like duffel bags because they are easier to store.)
  • Chair Seat Cushions
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