What To Bring

Each room is equipped with one bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each resident. Room layouts of the various college houses are available here. It is a good idea to check with your roommate(s) to coordinate what each of you will be bringing. You may find the recommendations below helpful in planning your move to campus. The list consists of suggestions based on past students' packing plans, but it should not be considered a comprehensive list of your personal packing needs.

Click here to see a Move In Checklist provided by Penn Residential Services.

Many of these items may be available for purchase on campus and in the greater Philadelphia area:

Penn Bookstore
3601 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Store telephone: 215-898-7595
Click here for directions to local stores.

Room Needs

  • Alarm Clock
  • Calendar
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Comforter/Blanket
  • Cups & Mugs
  • Desk Lamps/Floor Lamp
  • Double-sided Tape/Sticky Tack
  • Fan
  • Food Containers
  • Laundry Basket/Hamper
  • Light bulbs (CFLs)
  • Mattress Pad & Egg Crate
  • Mirror
  • Pillows
  • Plates & Bowls
  • Posters/Decorations
  • Power Strip with Surge Protector
  • Silverware
  • Surge Protectors
  • Throw Rug
  • Tool Kit (hammer, nails, screwdriver)
  • Twin Extra-Long Sheet Set
  • Wastebasket & Recycling Bin

Bathroom Needs

  • Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Shaving Equipment
  • Deodorant
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-Tips

Personal Needs

  • Umbrella
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Iron
  • Small Ironing Board
  • Wrinkle Reducer
  • Warm Clothing
  • Dress Clothing
  • Tissues
  • Sewing Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Digital Thermometer

Academic Needs

  • Printer Paper
  • Ruled Paper
  • Notebooks
  • Folders/Binders
  • White Out
  • Thumbtacks
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Post-It Notes
  • Index Cards
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Calculator
  • Scissors
  • Envelopes/Stamps
  • USB Flash Drive

Nice, But Not Necessary

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Camera
  • TV
  • Speakers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Storage Containers
  • Mini-Fridge

Don't Bring

  • Candles/Incense
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Open-Coil Cooking Appliances
  • Air Conditioners
  • Space Heaters