Virginia Tech Fall Season

Virginia Tech 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 Virginia Tech packing list!

Room basics that you may bring to Virginia Tech during move in day

Linens

  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Bedding and blankets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow Cases
  • Mattress pad
  • Sheets, for both warm and cold

Miscellaneous

  • Any necessary prescription medications
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Work documents (if want to work on campus)
  • o Birth certificate or
  • o Driver’s license and
  • o Original social security card or
  • o U.S. Passport
  • A first-aid or emergency kit
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sports Equipment
  • Camera
  • Tool kit
  • Posters, decorations, etc.
  • Command strips

Toiletries and Hygiene

  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Moisturizer
  • Shaving creams and razors
  • Make-Up
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dryers, or straighteners
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant

Classroom Supplies

  • Binders
  • Composition books
  • Paper
  • Folders
  • Pens, pencils, markers
  • Index cards
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Post-it notes

Electronics and Appliances

  • Power Outlet Strip with reset switch
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Laptop and needed cables
  • DVD or BluRay player
  • Television Lamps
  • Printer
  • Flash drives
  • Small fridge (no larger than 4.5 cubic feet in capacity)
  • Coffee makers or tea pot with covered coil
  • Clothing iron
  • Small microwave (1,000 watts or less)

Cooking & Food

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Mugs
  • Water pitcher or purifier
  • Microwaveable pasta (like Easy Mac or Ramen Noodles)
  • Granola Bars
  • Cereal
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Trail Mix
  • Bread

Laundry & Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry bag or collapsible hamper
  • Fabric softener
  • Quarters for laundry machines
  • Broom/vacuum
  • Garbage bags
  • Garbage can
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges
  • Glass cleaner
  • Surface cleaner
  • Disinfectant spray

Money & Documents

  • ATM Card
  • Check Book
  • Credit Cards
  • Cash
  • Birth Certificate/Social Security Card
  • Driver’s

What not to bring during Virginia Tech move in day (IMPORTANT)

  • Candles
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Incense
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric stoves
  • George Foreman-type grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Toasters or toaster ovens
  • Air conditioners
  • Space heaters
  • Hot plates
  • Any open-coiled appliance
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