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.

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


  • Twin Extra-Long Sheet Set
  • Mattress Pad & Egg Crate
  • Pillows
  • Comforter/Blanket
  • Alarm Clock
  • Surge Protectors
  • Desk Lamps/Floor Lamp
  • Light bulbs (CFLs)
  • Fan
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Laundry Basket/Hamper





  • Wastebasket
  • Tool Kit (hammer, nails, screwdriver)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Posters/Decorations
  • Double-sided Tape/Sticky Tack
  • Mirror
  • Calendar
  • Plates
  • Mugs/Cups
  • Silverware
  • Food Containers
  • Throw Rug

 

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
 

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
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • USB Flash Drive

Nice, but Not Necessary


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

          Don't Bring!


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