What to Bring

There's a lot to remember when moving on-campus, especially for the first time. Below, you'll find helpful lists of items to bring, items not to bring, and items that will be provided by the school.

If you have any questions regarding additional items you might want to bring or have provided, please email housing@du.edu.

  • Essential Items

    Think about items that you will need everyday while living on campus. Here's a place to start.

    Packing for college can be an exciting yet challenging task. To help you think about what to pack, here's a list of items that you should consider bringing to campus:

    Bedding and Linens

    •    Sheets (check the mattress size for your room)
    •    Pillowcases
    •    Pillows
    •    Comforter or duvet
    •    Mattress pad

    Bathroom Supplies

    •    Towels (bath and hand towels)
    •    Shower caddy
    •    Shower shoes/flip-flops
    •    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    •    Shampoo and conditioner
    •    Soap or body wash

    Clothing & Laundry

    •    Hangers
    •    Laundry bag or hamper
    •    Laundry detergent

    Kitchen Supplies

    •    Microwave-safe dishes
    •    Utensils (forks, knives, spoons)
    •    Plates and bowls
    •    Snack containers

    *DU provides micro-fridges for all first-year rooms.

    Room Decorations

    •    Posters or wall art
    •    Desk lamp
    •    Rugs or carpets
    •    Command strips or hooks for hanging items without damaging walls
  • Prohibited Items

    Become aware of items prohibited in our residential buildings.

    Even as you pack for college, you should be aware of items prohibited in our residential buildings. The following is a list of items that cannot be present in any residential building:

    • Personal air condition units (except that students in Centennial Halls, Johnson-McFarlane, Hilltop Apartments and 4D House may have evaporative air coolers up to a capacity of 150 watts/44 BTUs and a 3-gallon tank)
    • Grills within or external to any residential community
    • Extension cords
    • Motorized equipment within a residential building including, but not limited to, electric skateboards, electric longboards, one-wheels, and scooters
    • Any gas-powered equipment
    • Candles, incense, or any other item that maintains a persistent flame
    • Items with exposed coils or heating elements including, but not limited to hot plates with coil burners, space heaters, electric grills with exposed coils, electric coil burners, and electric kettles with exposed elements
    • Halogen lights or lightbulbs
    • Hazardous materials including

    For a full list of prohibited items and exceptions, review the Prohibited Items & Materials section of the Guide to Residence Living.

  • Items Provided by DU

    Learn about items and amenities that DU provides.

    The following items and amenities are provided to each resident by DU

    • Bed and mattress
    • Dresser, closest space, and/or wardrobe
    • Desk and chair
    • Micro-fridge for each room or suite
    • Trash and recycling cans
    • High-speed internet access
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Guide to Residence Living

Learn more about what it means to live in our residential community.

Read the GRL