Move in Day Packing List at University of Guelph

University of Guelph Campus

Students are struggling every year during the move in day. Many don’t know what to bring and what not to bring. Here is a move in day packing list for University of Guelph students.

What to Bring to University of Guelph?

Bedroom:
– Mugs, cups, plates and silverware
– Tupperware
– Can opener
– Ziploc bags
– Napkins/paper towels
– Full length mirror
– Mattress Topper
– Twin XL sheets/comforter
– Pillows
– Storage containers
– Clothing hangers
– Stick-on wall hooks and picture hangers (remember, you can’t use tacks/nails)
– Trash bags
– Posters and Wall Decor (Poster sales @ Union starting Sep. 2, @ Pierpont starting Sep. 11)
– Area Rug

School Supplies:
– Desk lamp
– Calculator
– Textbooks (check out Barnes and Noble for a price match guarantee)
– Index cards
– Batteries
– iClicker (available at Computer Showcase)
– Checks and checkbooks
– Debit/Credit cards
– Student planner
– Backpack
– Binders, notebooks and folders
– Post-its
– Scissors
– 3 hole-punch
– Stapler and staple remover
– Pens, pencils and highlighters
– Tape

Electronics:
– USB drive
– Mini fridge
– Microwave
– Lightbulbs
– Laptop and charger (check out Computer Showcase)
– Power bars
– Extension cords
– Cell phone and charger

Bathroom:
– Hairbrush/Combs
– Makeup
– Deodorant
– Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, retainers (annoying yes, but necessary)
– Nail clippers, file, tweezers
– Shower shoes
– Hair products/tools
– Shower caddy
– Robe
– Shaving razors
– Towels (2+)
– Wash clothes (5+)
– Body soaps, shampoos and conditioners
– Shower curtain (if you don’t have community bathrooms)
– Q-tips

Laundry:
– Dryer Sheets
– Laundry Basket
– Detergent

Medicine:
– All of your prescribed medicine with backups if possible
– Antibiotic ointment
– Bandaids
– First aid kit
– ibuprofen
– Cold/cough medicine
– Hand warmers

Apps/Website:
– Venmo or Paypal
– Uber/Lyft
– Spotify/Pandora
– Online banking apps

Clothing:
– Sweaters
– Sweatpants and sweatshirts
– Winter hats, gloves and scarves
– Winter coats and boots
– Raincoat, umbrella and rain boots
– Penn State everything!!
– Jewelry
– Belts
– Socks and underwear (10+ pairs)
– Tights/leggings
– Athletic wear and shoes
– Swimsuits
– Casual shoes and dress-up shoes
– Business casual and business formal wear
– Jeans
– Purses/wallets

Misc.:
– Windex and sanitizer wipes
– Pepper spray
– Room fragrance
– Box fan
– Flashlight
– Duct Tape
– Duffel/travel bag
– Gym bag
– TV and video games
– Vacuum and broom
– FOOOOD (ramen and hot sauce for example)

What NOT to Bring to University of Guelph?

  • More than one vehicle! 
  • Alcohol (during Orientation Week)
  • Alcohol paraphernalia (like funnels, pipes, bongs, drinking hats, etc.)
  • Beer bottles, bubbas, kegs, mini-kegs etc. 
  • Candles or incense – open flames are not permitted 
  • Drug paraphernalia (such as pipes, vaporizers, bongs, etc.)
  • Drum sets
  • Electric/gas heaters or heat lamps 
  • Explosives (fireworks, etc.)
  • Large exercise equipment (including treadmills, stationary bikes, step machines, “Bowflex” etc.)
  • Large pieces of furniture (ie. folding tables)
  • Halogen lamps – they pose a fire hazard 
  • Hot tubs
  • Kitchen appliances for use in your bedroom, including toaster, microwave, freezer, laundry machines, hot plate, sandwich maker, indoor grill.  East Residence and East Village excepted, because you have a full kitchen.  Small appliances can be used in kitchen lounges.
  • Landline phones or fax machines (they won’t work) 
  • Pets (except non-dangerous fish)
  • Satellite dishes
  • Water coolers
  • Water beds
  • Weapons

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