Indiana University Packing List | Move In Day

IU Packing List

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

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

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mattress pad
  • Bedspread, comforter or blanket
  • Desk lamp
  • 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
  • Trash bags

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

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

School Supplies that you need to bring during Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana University move in day (IMPORTANT)

  • Air conditioners and windowless air conditioners—unless approved by RPS for medical needs
  • Alcohol and alcohol containers of any kind
  • Antennas and satellite dishes
  • Combustible liquids—including pressurized butane canisters
  • Crockpots
  • Drones
  • Electric open-coil heaters or any appliances with exposed burners
  • Firearms—including BB guns, Paintball guns, and pellet guns; slingshots and other weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Full-size refrigerators and freezers
  • Indoor charcoal, electric, and propane grills—including George Foreman and Cuisinart Griddlers
  • Halogen lights and lamps
  • Hot plates
  • Hoverboards
  • Immersion coils for heating water
  • Incense and incense burners
  • Pets
  • Portable washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers
  • Power tools
  • Smoking devices (e.g., hookahs, pipes, electronic cigarettes, vapes)
  • Stoves and camping stoves
  • Sun lamps and tanning beds
  • Toaster ovens
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