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What to Pack

Packing for college is an exciting time!  You don't want to forget anything, so you pack up everything you own and buy anything you think may need.  Unfortunately, you will have a roommate that will do the exact same thing.  Here is a packing list of recommended things to bring, what you should share with your roommate(s) and what to leave at home.  Don't feel like you need to purchase all of these items before you arrive on campus, there are many stores in McMinnville that sell all of the items listed.

What to Bring:

  • Computer and printer
  • Power strips for computers and appliances (no extension cords)
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Storage and organizing units
  • Waste basket
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Foam eggshell for mattress
  • Sheets, blankets, mattress pad and pillows (twin/standard size)
  • Laundry basket
  • High Efficiency (HE) Laundry soap
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes/sandals
  • Toiletries
  • Sewing kit
  • First aid kit
  • Batteries
  • Address book
  • Pictures from home
  • Posters/personal decorations
  • Sticky tack for posters
  • Camera
  • Calendar/planner
  • Dictionary
  • Office supplies
  • Fun books to read

What to Share:

  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Dry-erase board (to put up on your door)
  • Fan (small window fans work best)
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Wall clock

What Not to Bring:

  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles
  • Sun lamps
  • Weapons
  • Decorative lights (Christmas lights, neon lights, etc.)
  • Air conditioners
  • Pets (except aquarium fish)
  • Illegal drugs