American University

American University move in day can be extremely stressful during the start of the school year. We understand that feeling and that is why we have compiled a list on what to bring and not to bring during move in day. Here is the complete AU packing list!

Room basics that you need to bring to American University during 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

Room decorations that you could bring to American University during move in day

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

School Supplies that you need to bring during American University 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 to bring during American University move in day

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

Important documents to bring during American University move in day

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

What not to bring during American University move in day (IMPORTANT)

  • Steam vaporizers
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Pets, except small fish or unless approved through Academic Support and Access Center
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Bed risers (must rent bed lofts via AU)
  • Microwaves (must be rented from MyFridgeRental)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Open-coil appliances (toasters, hot plates, space heaters, etc.)
  • Grills, including George Foreman
  • All candles and incense
  • Extension cords
  • Space heater
  • Hot plates
  • Electric kettle

Items restricted from use in your room

  • Coffee maker, including Keurig
  • Hot pot
  • Popcorn popper
  • Rice cooker
Hillary Osei

Freshman at NYU's Liberal Studies Core Program

1 Comment
  1. 1.odd. we were told repeatedly that the mattresses were standard twin.
    2.why does my student need a credit card to move in?
    3.we were told printers not a needed item as there is one in each lobby
    4.Are you suggesting they bring a bath rug down the hall to shower?
    5. They bring their own roll of toilet paper down the hall each time they use the bathroom6. seriously is it 1977 an essential item is a steep? should they bring vinyl albums?
    6. You really think a tv is an “essential ” item.
    I think again clarification is needed regarding the mattress sizes. Are they regular twin or not?

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