UT Austin Packing List – What to Bring on Move in Day

ut austin packing list

University of Texas at Austin Move in day can be extremely stressful during the start of the school year. We are Humans of University understand that feeling and that is why we have compiled a list on what to bring and not to bring on move in day. Here is the complete UT Austin Packing List.

Room basics you may need on UT Austin Move in Day

  • Towels
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Linens to fit an extra long twin bed (36″ x 80″)
  • Non-halogen desk lamp
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Clock
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Mini-vacuum
  • Sleeping bag if you want
  • Wall mirror
  • Trashcan

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Room decorations you may need on UT Austin Move in Day

  • String lights
  • Posters
  • Wall Art
  • Pictures
  • Picture frames
  • Photo clips
  • Jewelry organizer
  • Decorative baskets

School supplies you may need you need on UT Austin Move in Day

  • Textbooks
  • iClicker (Check if you need for your classes)
  • Calculator (Make sure to check which one you need)
  • Laptop 
  • Backpack
  • Pen and Pencils
  • Binders
  • Papers
  • Tote bag
  • Calendar
  • Folders organizer
  • Sticky Notes
  • Pencil Case
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Lunchbox
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • External hard drive or USB or SD Card
  • Wireless mouse
  • Chargers (Phone, table, laptop)
  • Extension cords
  • Staplers
  • White out

Bathroom and shower essentials at UT Austin

  • Toilet paper
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bathroom rug
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower cap
  • Towels
  • Hand towels

Important Documents to bring on UT Austin Move in Day

  • ID (Driver license, passport, student ID)
  • Bank documents
  • Credit card and debit card
  • Checks
  • Health Cards

What NOT to bring on UT Austin Move in Day

  • Your own bed or mattress.
  • Air conditioners
  • Air conditioners
  • Portable space heaters
  • Pets; however, fish in a five gallon or less aquarium are permitted.
  • Fireworks, explosives and weapons (see ‘License to Carry Handgun Policy for Residence Halls’ in the Residence Hall Manual)
  • Hazardous materials, such as toxic chemicals and flammable or combustible liquids, solids and gases
  • 3D printers
  • Wireless router
  • Any device that is not UL-listed
  • Any appliance with open heating coils
  • Propane, charcoal and wood-fired grills
  • Microwaves or refrigerators (University Housing and Dining provides these)
  • Decorative lighting. This includes black light bulbs, glow lights, halogen lamps, holiday lights, lanterns with bulbs, neon lights, paper lamp shades, rope/string/strip lights (including LED) and torchiere lamps.
  • Candles (with or without burned wicks) or incense. Open flames are prohibited in the residence halls and Dobie Twenty21 for fire safety reasons.
  • Unauthorized furniture. This includes homemade furniture, water-filled furniture and lofted furniture not supplied by University Housing and Dining.
  • Excessive amounts of paper on door or wall (i.e., larger than two 8.5” x 11” sheets)
  • Diffusers
  • Plug-in air fresheners
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