Moving from home to college can be overwhelming. When deciding on what to bring to college, it is always a good idea for students to contact their suitemate(s) and compare notes. Decide who will bring the TV or microwave, that will help you avoid having two or four of everything when one is enough. If the prospect of packing everything is daunting, or if you forget something, don’t panic! There are several retail and grocery stores near UM-Flint. Remember, it is not mandatory that you bring everything on this list, or bring everything at once. Wait and see what you really need and will use. If you live close by, you might want to bring your clothes in shifts, so you don’t have to store everything in your room. We also encourage you to create a list of serial numbers for your valuable items and keep the list at home in the event something is lost or stolen.

CLOTHES

  • Casual clothes
  • Professional Interview outfit
  • Hangers
  • Raincoat & Umbrella
  • Sleepwear/Slippers
  • Undergarments / Long Johns
  • Warm Coat
  • Winter Accessories ( Boots, Ear Muffs, Gloves, Hats, Scarves)
  • Workout Clothes

GENERAL ITEMS

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cell phone
  • Bedding (Extra long twin)
  • Computer / Printer / Thumbdrive
  • Extension Cord (size 12, 14, or 16 UL Certified only)
  • Powerstrip with surge protection
  • Flashlight 
  • Trash cans
  • Poster Putty / Command strips (no nails)
  • Planner / Organizer
  • Plastic Storage Containers
  • Reading Light / Night Light
  • Scissors / stapler / 3-hole punch
  • Allen wrench

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION

  • Medical Information
  • Insurance Information / Card
  • Identification Card(s) / State ID
  • Social Security Card

COMMON SUPPLIES

  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker (must have automatic shutoff)
  • Dishes
  • Cutting Board
  • Dish Cloths & Towels
  • Dish Drying Rack
  • Dish Soap
  • Garbage Bags
  • Garbage Can for Kitchen
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Iron (must have automatic shut off)
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Containers
  • Pots and Pans
  • Pad lock
  • Mini Microwave (800 watts or less)
  • Mop and Bucket / Swiffer / Broom
  • Oven Mitts
  • Television(s) (with cable cord)
  • Vacuum (one will be available at the Front Desk)
  • Sponges, Dish Scrubber
  • Toaster
  • Shower Curtain
  • Baking Pans
  • Shower mat and bathroom rug
  • Silverware tray 

PERSONAL CARE & HYGIENE

  • Cleaning Supplies
    • Windex
    • Scrubbing bubble
    • Magic eraser
    • Clorax wipes
    • Toilet bowl cleaner
    • Disinfection spray
  • Facial Tissues
    • Kleenax
  • Hair Styling Items
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener/Quarters
  • Lotion Glasses/Contacts
  • Medication / Inhaler
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, soap, razor, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Toilet Paper

What Not to Bring

  • Knives
  • Weapons
  • George forman grills
  • Candles
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Airsoft / Paint guns
  • Fireworks
  • No open flame or coil appliances
    • Toaster or oven griddle
  • No tobacco smoking pharaphelia (strongly discouraged)
  • Appliances and hairstyling products
    • Must have auto shut off
  • No motorized equipment