What to Bring List

Soon, you’ll be packing up your stuff and moving to a completely new place. Not only will you be “on your own,” but you’ll also be sharing a relatively small space with other people. Perhaps you’re wondering what to bring. While it may seem tempting to pack up everything you own, but bring just what you need, space is limited. 

 Items to consider packing . . . . 

  • Two sets of bed sheets
  • Mattress pad, pillows, blanket, comforter
  • One of those foam “egg crates” that goes on top of your mattress to make it more comfy
  • Personal Hygiene products –if you can, buy 2 of things, especially toilet paper!
  • First aid supplies: band aids, pain relievers, etc.
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower curtain and bathmat
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Laundry basket 
  • Ironing board/iron
  • Sewing kit
  • Seasonal clothing, as well as a few items that will getyou through an unexpected change in weather
  • Athletic clothes, shoes, or equipment
  • Key ring
  • School supplies (scissors, paper, paperclips, pens, highlighters, stapler, etc.)
  • Backpack
  • Desk lamp
  • Wastebasket
  • Posters, pictures and any special personal item(s) thatwill help you feel at home
  • Crates for storing books, clothes, etc.
  • Alarm clock
  • Any health insurance information (i.e. company name,policy number) in case you make an unexpected trip to the hospital/doctor
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, mop, Windex, paper towels,we love those shower cleaners you spray on every day!)
  • Small microwave (Only for residents living in Pacer Downs or Pacer Commons.) Please check with your roommates –you only need one!
  • Microwave safe dishes
  • Eating utensils and dishware
  • Pots/pans
  • Glasses, cups, and/or mugs
  • Food
  • Computer
  • Stereo
  • TV/DVD/Cables to connect to tv to jack
  • UL listed surge protector with breaker switch
  • Umbrella
  • Fan
  • Stationery envelopes and stamps
  • Address book with the names and numbers of family and friends
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit                                                                                                      

 Building Name 

Bed Size 

Living room Window Size 

Bedroom Window Size 

Pacer Commons Double 

Twin, Extra Long 

58” length x 70” width 

58” length x 70” width 

Pacer Commons Single 

Twin, Extra Long 

58” length x 71” width 

58” length x 35” width 

Pacer Downs 

Twin, Standard 

47” length x 59” width 

47” length x 47” width 

Pacer Crossings 

Twin, Extra Long 

60½” length x 60” width 

60½” length x 60” width 


Please do not bring 

  • No Pets – Except fish (10 gallon tank max)
  • Dangerous items (fireworks, firearms, air guns, explosives, highly flammable substances, & no knives other than kitchen knives)
  • Road or traffic signs
  • Waterbeds
  • Fire Hazards (Halogen lamps, hot plates, toaster, toaster oven, fry-daddy)
  • Neon Signs
  • Candles or incense
  • Refrigerator
  • Blue Sticky Putty 

We suggest contacting your new roommates before coming to school! There are many items listed above that you simply won’t want two of! It will also provide an opportunity to get to know them before you move in to your apartment! 

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