The University of Alabama

University of Alabama 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 Alabama packing list!

Room basics that you need to bring to Alabama during move in day

Essential items

  • Appropriate clothing
  • Rain gear (jacket, umbrella, boots)
  • Academic supplies (backpack, pens, notebooks, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Computer, laptop, or tablet
  • Bathrobe, shower shoes, and a small bucket for carrying toiletries
  • Bedding: blankets, pillows, comforter, and sheets (check mattress dimensions for your hall)
  • Cleaning supplies (disinfecting wipes, vacuum, paper towels)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Lamp and/or desk lamp with LED or CFL light bulbs
  • Dish soap and towels
  • Fan (for good circulation and white noise)
  • Laundry basket/bag, detergent, and supplies
  • Towels, washcloths, and toiletry items
  • Trash can and bags
  • Power strip (3 prong)
  • Kitchen supplies (plates, cups, bowls, utensils)
  • Bike, helmet, and bike lock

Personal Documentation

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

Items Shared with Roommates

  • TV, plus coax cable and HDMI cord
  • Microwave (For Bryce Lawn and the Highlands only)

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

  • Trailer or moving van
  • Alcohol or alcohol containers
  • Candles or incense
  • Any food heating unit, other than a microwave
  • Firearms, fireworks, or explosives
  • Halogen lamps (all styles)
  • Pets, except fish or approved service animals
  • Space heaters
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Tobacco, vapes, and electronic cigarettes (may be stored but not used)
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