Elon University

Elon University move in day can be extremely stressful during the freshman school year. Here is the complete Elon University packing list! 

Please note that there are some stuff you might not need to bring to college, but we have included in here as well in case you forgot!

Room basics that you need to bring to Elon University during move in day

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels and shower caddy
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Clock
  • Sleeping bag if you want
  • Wall mirror
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Mini-vacuum
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Linens to fit an extra long twin bed (36″ x 80″)
  • Non-halogen desk lamp
  • Bedspread, comforter or blanket
  • Desk lamp
  • Trash bags

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

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

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

  • Pencil Case
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Lunchbox
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • External hard drive or USB or SD Card
  • Wireless mouse
  • Chargers (Phone, table, laptop)
  • Staplers
  • White out
  • 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

Bathroom and shower essentials to bring during Elon 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 Elon 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 Elon University move in day (IMPORTANT)

  • Microwaves and toaster ovens (except in Danieley Center kitchen area)
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Cinder blocks to raise beds
  • Power tools
  • Gas, charcoal or electric grills
  • Candles (no candles are allowed at all), incense, or fireworks
  • Holiday (string) Lights
  • Hoverboards (including self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, hands-free seaways, and similar items)
  • Space Heaters
  • Wireless routers
  • Salt lamps
  • Any open-coil heating appliance
  • Pets (ONLY non-lethal fish in a 10 gallon tank or smaller are allowed)
  • Weapons
  • Microsoft Office (as a student you get a copy for free!)
Jessica Smith

I'm a junior studying business. I love writing and sharing stories when I'm bored. I also love writing tips and advice for fellow students! Hope you enjoy my articles!

2 Comments
  1. Confused if we are allowed to bring string lights or not? Because in one section you say you can but then on the not bring it says no holiday (string) lights! Been very confused haha!

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