College of Charleston Packing List – What to Bring on Move in Day

Charleston Packing List

College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston Packing List.

Room basics you may need on CofC 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 CofC 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 CofC 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 CofC

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

Important Documents to bring on CofC Move in Day

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

What NOT to bring on CofC Move in Day

  • Appliances with open heating elements (e.g., electric woks, deep fryers, hot plates, toasters/toaster ovens, air fryer, etc.)
  • Open flame devices: Candles, incense and candle warmers
  • Combustible fuels (e.g., gasoline, kerosene, etc.)
  • Decorative or empty alcohol containers
  • Pools or hot tubs
  • Grills (e.g., charcoal and gas, as well as George Foreman style)
  • Pets (Fish in a tank of 10 gallons or less are allowed.)
  • Space heaters, personal air conditioners, or halogen lights/lamps
  • Two-wheeled electric-powered scooters (e.g., Hoverboards)
  • Weapons, firearms or replicas, knives (except flatware), and fireworks
  • TV mounting brackets
  • Amplified music and drum sets
  • LED strip lights
  • Although allowed, please limit additional furniture (like soft seating and futons) due to space.
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