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Move in Details

Move In

Campus residences are open on Thursday, August 22 from 3-5pm for Passage participants, Cross-Cultural, Conservatory, and First-Generation Students.  All other new students move in on Friday, August 23 beginning at 9am.  Wheaton’s Thunder Move-In crew will be serving in all residences to assist new students on both move-in days.

What to Pack

The following are suggestions of items to bring to campus. Some are necessities, others are optional. Remember that you don't need to bring everything with you at one time. Many students choose to arrive on-campus and "scope out" their room, space limitations and roommate's preferences before purchasing items. Along with the College Bookstore which carries an array of items for the residence halls, there are many stores in the Wheaton area. Also, take note of what items not to bring.


A

Aspirin

B

Backpack
Band Aids 
Bath mat or rug 
Beach towel 
Bible 
Bicycle & lock 
Blankets 
Board games 
Boots
Business Casual Clothes

C

Calculator 
Calendar 
Camera 
Clothes drying rack 
Coat 
Coffee maker 
Comforter 
Computer 
Copy of family insurance card 
Cotton balls 
Crates (under-the-bed, stackable, etc.)

D

Decorative items 
Desk lamp
Desk organizers & supplies 
Devotional books 
Dish towel/dish soap

E

Envelopes 
Extension cord (3 pronged ground wire)

F

Fan
Flashlight & batteries 
Folders
Fridge (dorm size)

G

Garbage bags 
Gloves

H

Hair dryer
Hangers 
Hat 
Highlighters 
Hole punch 
Hooks (3M Command hooks)

I

Ibuprofen 
Index cards 
Iron

J

Jewelry 
Journal

K

Kleenex
Kettle for tea & coffee

L

Lamp
Laundry bag or basket 
Laundry detergent
Lap desk 
Light bulbs 
Lotion

M

Markers 
Masking tape 
Mattress cover 
Message board 
Mugs

N

Neosporin 
Notebooks

O

Original social security card (for employers)
Outdoor Clothes

P

Packing tape 
Paper 
Paper clips 
Paper towels 
Passport 
Pencils & pens 
Photos 
Pillow & pillow case
Plants 
Post-it-notes 
Posters 
Power strip w/ surge protector

Q

Quilt

R

Rain gear/raincoat 
Razors 
Rubber bands 
Rug

S

Scarves 
Scissors 
Scotch tape 
Shoe rack 
Shower caddy 
Sleeping bag
Soap
Snacks for your room!
Sponge 
Stamps 
Stapler 
Storage boxes 
Sunglasses 
Swimsuit

T

Thumb tacks 
Towels 
Tylenol
Tide To-Go stick

U

Umbrella

V

Vitamins

W

Wash cloths 
Watch 
Weekly planner 
Winter clothing 
White plastitack 
Whiteout

X

X-Long twin sheets

Y

Yourself!

Z

Zany clothes for random events

Things Not to Bring

  • Pets (fish are allowed)
  • Wireless routers
  • Nails, tacks, duct tape for hanging pictures, etc. (instead please use white plastitack or 3M Command adhesive mounting strips)
  • Curtain rods needing installation (spring tension rods are allowed)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hotplates
  • Candles/incense
  • Flammable material (gasoline, kerosene, camping stove fuel etc.)
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms (guns) & knives
  • BBQ grills
  • Paintball guns
  • Real, play, or decorative weapons (including paintball guns and water balloon launchers)
  • Alcoholic beverage containers (empty, full or partially full)
  • Objects, poster, signs, items of clothing promoting or advertising tobacco, alcohol or other drugs)
  • Pornographic or obscene objects, posters, photographs, magazines
  • Air conditioners
  • Microwaves