University of South Carolina Packing List | Move in Day

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University of South Carolina 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 UofSC packing list!

Room basics that you could bring to University of South Carolina during move in day

Essentials Items

  • 3M Command Strips (only on block walls)
  • Alarm clock
  • Bedspread
  • Blanket
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • Dishes, cups and utensils
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent (HE Detergent)
  • Microfridge
  • Note pads, calendar
  • Pens, pencils, paper
  • Personal grooming items
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Shower shoes
  • Surge protector
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wastebasket

Suggested Items

  • Bicycle with lock
  • Broom
  • Cable TV cord
  • Calculator
  • Can opener
  • Carpet/rug
  • Cleaning supplies (green cleaning products encouraged)
  • Computer
  • Curtains
  • First-aid kit
  • Iron/small ironing board
  • Lapboard
  • Lofts (in buildings allowed)
  • Message board
  • Plants
  • Posters
  • Television

Alternative Item Options

  • No air conditiioners/ceiling fans
  • YES, electric fans
  • No extension cords
  • YES, surge protectors
  • No gas/charcoal grills
  • YES, George Foreman grill
  • No hanging lights
  • YES, desk lamp
  • No nails/screws/tape
  • YES, 3M command strips or push pins (see rules for hanging items for details)
  • No pets
  • YES, fish (tank under 20 gallons)
  • No flammable mattress pads
  • YES, non-flammable mattress pads
  • No torch style halogen lamps and mulit head plastic lamps
  • YES, desk lamp
  • No wireless routers
  • YES, cat-5e patch cable

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

  • Candles/torches
  • Darts/dart boards
  • Deep-fat cookers
  • Dimmer switches
  • Double sided tape
  • Electric frying pan
  • Freezers
  • Heaters
  • Hot plates
  • Microwave (prohibited in Suite and Traditional style buildings only)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Oil lamps
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Wall mounts for TV’s
  • Wall paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Water beds
  • Weapons/firearms
  • Weights

Finally, don’t forget to get your “Call Your Mom” mug to remind your kids to always call home!

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