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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