University of Florida Packing List | Move in Day

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University of Florida 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 UF packing list!

What to bring to UF during move in day


• Comforter/Blanket
• Mattress Pad
• Extra Long Twin Sheets
• Pillow(s)


• Ethernet Cable
• Printer w/USB cable (there is free printing offered on campus)
• 14-gauge Extension Cord (10 ft. max)
• Power Strip (w/multi-plug adapter and circuit breaker)
• Alarm Clock
• Flashlight
• Camera
• Television
• Small Refrigerator
• Microwave (under 1500 watts)
• Desk Lamp (non halogen)


• Pots/Pans
• Strainer/Colander
• Pot Holder
• Measuring Cup
• Cooking Utensils
• Small Containers w/ Lids
• Can Opener
• Dishes (cups, mugs, bowls, plates)
• Silverware
• Cleaning Supplies


• Clothes (including “dressy” outfits)
• Laundry Detergent
• Fabric Softener
• Laundry Basket or Bag
• Umbrella
• Bike & Bike Helmet (there is free bike repair offered on campus)
• Towels and Washcloths
• Hand Towels
• Toiletries
• Shower Tote or Bucket
• Shower Shoes
• Robe


• Closet Organizer/Stacking Shelves
• Adhesive for hanging posters
• “Sticky Tack”
• 3M Command Adhesive Hooks
• Mirror
• Hangers
• Closet Curtain


• Stapler
• Pencil Sharpener
• Hole Punch
• Paper
• Computer
• Backpack
• Pens & Pencils & Highlighters
• Post-It Flags
• Scissors
• Tape

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

  • Candles
  • Your entire personal library
  • Family Pets – Fido probably won’t help too much on move-in day
  • Hot Plates
  • Giant Stereo Systems
  • Too much winter clothes – yes, it’ll get cold but it’s still Florida
  • Extra furniture – UF Housing provides desks and beds for you!
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