Ultimate Packing List at University of Toronto

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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