Butler University

Butler University move in day can be extremely stressful during the freshman 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 Butler packing list!

What are some items to pack on Butler Move in Day?

  • Sheets (extra-long twin, for mattress size 36 inches x 80 inches)
  • A blanket, pillow, comforter, and mattress pad
  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Shower shoes, shower caddie, and hair dryer
  • Personal hygiene products/toiletries
  • Clothing (necessities at first, you can always bring more later)
  • Laundry bag and/or basket, HE (high efficiency) laundry soap, dryer sheets, etc.
  • Hangers
  • Sturdy backpack and school supplies
  • A memo board and markers for messages
  • Study/desk lamp
  • Tabletop fan
  • Prescription drugs and other medical items
  • Power strip with surge suppressor and an on/off switch
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Jacket and umbrella
  • Small refrigerator (no more than three feet in any dimension or 2.5 amps)
  • Carpet remnant or area rug (typical rooms are 12 feet by 12 feet)
  • Personal decorations and reminders of home

Important documents to bring during Butler move in day

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

What not to bring during Butler move in day? (IMPORTANT)

  • Waterbed or loft bed
  • Air conditioner
  • Electric blanket
  • Nails, screws, double-stick tape (they will damage room surfaces—we’ll give you mounting tabs at check-in)
  • Pets (not allowed, except freshwater fish)
  • Weapons, including firearms and knives
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Halogen lamps
  • Amplifiers
  • Candles and incense
  • Extension cords
  • String lights/holiday lights
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Outlet splitters
  • Certain wireless non-Bluetooth devices and Wi-Fi routers (see butler.edu/it for details)

What are the items that are allowed in apartments only?

  • Ironing board (available in public areas)
  • Microwave (available in public areas)
  • Coffee makers (including single-cup designs)
  • Hot plates
  • Indoor grills
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