University of Toronto Packing list

University of Toronto move in day can be extremely stressful during the first year. We understand that feeling and that is why we have compiled a list on what to bring during move in day. Here is the ultimate packing list for University of Toronto students.

What to bring during University of Toronto Move-in day:


-Mugs, cups, plates and silverware
-Can opener
-Ziploc bags
-Napkins/paper towels
-Full length mirror
-Mattress Topper
-Twin XL sheets/comforter
-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:

-iClicker (Some first year classes would need this)
-Checks and checkbooks
-Debit/Credit cards
-Student planner
-Textbooks (check out Barnes and Noble for a price match guarantee)
-Index cards
-Binders, notebooks and folders
-3 hole-punch
-Stapler and staple remover
-Pens, pencils and highlighters


-Personal Computer
-Alarm Clock
-Desk Lamp
-Mini fridge
-Laptop and charger (check out Computer Showcase)
-Power bars
-Extension cords
-Cell phone and charger


-Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, retainers (annoying yes, but necessary)
-Nail clippers, file, tweezers
-Shower shoes
-Hair products/tools
-Shaving razors
-Towels (2+)
-Wash clothes (5+)
-Body soaps, shampoos and conditioners


-Dryer Sheets
-Laundry Basket
-Closet Hangers


-All of your prescribed medicine with backups if possible
-Antibiotic ointment
-First aid kit
-Cold/cough medicine
-Hand warmers


-Paypal for easy money transfer
-Spotify/Apple Music (Student gets 50% off using your UTOR email)
-Online banking apps


-First of all, get some University of Toronto Swags first!
-Sweatpants and sweatshirts
-Winter hats, gloves and scarves
-Winter coats and boots
-Raincoat, umbrella and rain boots
-Socks and underwear (10+ pairs)
-Athletic wear and shoes
-Casual shoes and dress-up shoes
-Business casual and business formal wear


-Windex and sanitizer wipes
-First aid kit
-Room fragrance
-Box fan
-Duct Tape
-Duffel/travel bag
-Gym bag
-TV and video games
-Vacuum and broom
-FOOOOD (get lots of snacks and store it in your room!)

What to bring for units with kitchen and living areas

Kitchen Supplies:

-dishes and silverware
-pots and pans
-glassware and mugs
-can opener
-cutting board
-juice/milk jug
-mixing bowls
-mixing spoon/spatula
-dish soap, sponges
-dish drying rack

Kitchen Appliances:


Living Area:

-game console
-video player

What not to bring during University of Toronto move in day (IMPORTANT):

  • Weapons
  • Firearms, knives
  • Candles, incense, wax melters
  • Nails, screws, wall mounting kits or anything that leaves permanent holes in walls
  • Electrical appliances (fryers, grills, toaster ovens.)
  • No incense
  • No pets (including fish)
  • No halogen lights
  • No tacks, nails or pins
  • No bed mattresses
  • No draperies
  • No water coolers
  • No air conditioner
Carly Davidson

I'm a second year student at University of Toronto studying psychology. I love writing and sharing stories when I'm bored. I also love writing tips and advice for fellow UofT students! Hope you enjoy my articles!

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