Howard University Packing List | Move in Day

Howard University

Howard 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 Howard packing list!

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

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

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

  • Students may not bring pets (except for fish wit tank under 10 gallons)
  • gas stoves
  • barbecues
  • any flammable materials
  • electric space heaters
  • waterbeds
  • materials to make lofted beds
  • dartboards
  • halogen lamps
  • coffee makers
  • hot water dispensers
  • toasters
  • toaster ovens
  • freestanding microwaves*
  • an appliance with open coils
  • candles
  1. When I was a freshman staying in Dr. Charles Drew Hall, I had a small black and white television in my room which I had purchased for $99 with it continuing to work for many years after wards. I gave it to my nephew Stuart. Did this violate any of the dormitory rules?

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