Stony Brook University

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

Room basics that you need to bring to Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook during move in day

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

School Supplies that you need to bring during Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook move in day

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

What not to bring during Stony Brook move in day (IMPORTANT)

  • Candles
  • Chemicals/combustibles
  • Decorative string lights
  • Electrical appliances (microwaves, toasters, rice cookers, hot plates, grills, crock pots, etc.)
  • Airconditioner or space heater
  • Extension cords
  • Foam mattress toppers
  • Iron without automatic shut off
  • Non-university issued furniture (chairs, desks, tables, etc.)
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Plug in air fresheners
  • Space heaters
  • Tapestries or flags (no fabric on walls)
  • Object hanging from the ceiling
  • Unapproved bed raisers
  • Weight benches
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