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What to Pack for College

Marketing and Communication // 08.15.2016

The campus is busy as last minute details are finished for freshmen to move in this Friday. As you finalize your packing list to move to Charleston Southern, take a look at the lists the residence life staff has compiled of what to bring and what not to bring.

Items you may find useful to bring:

  • Flashlight
  • Twin XL sheets and bedspread
  • Pillows
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bath mat
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, bathroom cleaner, mop, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Fire resistant curtains and rod
  • Drying rack for clothes
  • Broom/dust pan
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, hangers, hamper)
  • Iron and portable ironing board
  • DVD player, TV (and cable for cable hookup), Gaming Console
  • Personal computer
  • Airtight containers for snacks
  • Snacks
  • Low amp. microwave
  • Refrigerator (no larger than 3.5 cubic feet)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Surge Protected Power Strips only - No extension cords
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, razors, etc.)

Items you may not bring:

  • All Pets (excluding fish)
  • Hot plates or any open burner device (including cookers, toasters, toaster ovens and grills)
  • Guns (including BB guns and airsoft guns), metal point darts, knives or any object that could be used as a weapon
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heaters
  • Flammables
  • Lighters
  • Candles or Incense
  • Paintball guns