Packing Checklist

What to Pack

Packing Checklist

This checklist can help you get ready for the move to LSU. The items below are only suggestions, and you should refer to the Living on Campus Handbook for a complete list of permissible items and campus living policies. 

And remember, less is more! The biggest mistake we see on move in is students bringing more stuff than they need. Talk with your roommate ahead of time about larger items you can share like the TV, refrigerator, printer, etc. 

Sleep Essentials

  • Twin or Twin XL Sheets (Most are Twin XL. View your res hall's page for measurements.)
  • Comforter
  • Throw Blankets
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Mattress Pad/Topper
  • Alarm Clock


Connections & Entertainment 

  • Grounded 3-Prong Power Strips
  • Surge Protector/Extension Cords
  • Printer with connection cord (WiFi printing is not available)
  • Computer and Accessories
  • TV and Coaxial Cord
  • DVD Player/Gaming System (WiFi connectivity is not available)
  • Headphones
  • Chargers for Electronics
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Flashlight & Batteries

Kitchen Supplies

  • Microwave (up to 1000 Watts)
  • Mini-Fridge (up to 5 cubic feet)
  • Coffee Pot with Auto Shutoff
  • Plates and Bowls
  • Cups and Mugs
  • Utensils
  • Can Opener
  • Bag Clips
  • Water
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Travel Mug or Reusable Water Bottle



Graduation Starts Today

  • Backpack
  • Stapler, Staples and Paper Clips
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks/Binder with Paper
  • Pencils, Pens & Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes
  • Flash drive
  • Tape (Make sure it won’t peel the wall paint!)
  • Desk Lamp (No Halogen!)
  • Printer Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Trash Can
  • Recycle Bin 



  • Posters & Photos
  • Area Rug
  • Lamps (No halogen!)
  • Rain boots/Umbrella
  • Extra Storage Bins/Shelves/Shoe Rack
  • Bulletin Board & Tacks
  • Sticky Tack /Push Pins / Command Strip Products 
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Calendar 
  • Small step stool


Personal Style 

  • Wash Cloth and Towels
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Etc.
  • Personal Medication
  • Toothbrush
  • Slippers
  • Hair Appliances 
  • First Aid kit
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hangers and Clothes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Basket
  • Broom & Dust Pan/Vacuum
  • Full-length Mirror

Leave at Home

  • Bed Risers
  • Alcohol/Illegal Drugs/Tobacco
  • Weapons (including facsimile weapons)
  • Candles, Incense, Melted Wax Products
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Open Heating Coil Appliances like Toasters, Waffle Irons, George Foreman Grills, Hot Plates, etc.
  • Space Heaters and AC Units
  • Wireless Internet Routers
  • Pets & Animals
    • Except fish in a 20-gallon or smaller tank.
    • Except registered service or assistance animals.

Refer to the Living on Campus Handbook for a complete list of permissible items and campus living policies.