Columbia University Spring Season

Columbia 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 Columbia packing list!

Room basics that you need to bring to Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia move in day

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

What not to bring during Columbia move in day (IMPORTANT)

PETS
Only fish in a desktop aquarium ½-gallon to 5 gallons in size may accompany you to the residence halls.

CONCERT SPEAKERS

APPLIANCES/RESTRICTED USE
Coffeemakers
Rice cookers

APPLIANCES/PROHIBITED
Air-conditioners
Grills (including George Foreman Grills)
Hot plates
Immersion coils
Oil, kerosene and gas lamps
Open-coiled appliances
Steam vaporizers
Waterbeds
Any appliance attached to multiple
extension cords
Hot pots
Microwave ovens
Space heaters
Toasters/toaster ovens
Other electrical appliances with heating elements
Hoverboards

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