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Packing List

Here is a list of the basic necessities for on-campus living. While many of these may appear obvious, it is still very possible to accidentally forget a few items that may come in handy.

Items to bring:

  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry hamper
  • Soap
  • Cups/plates/utensils (for snacking in the room)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Comforter/blanket**
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Sheets (extra long twin)**
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Pillows/pillow cases
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels**
  • Tissues
  • Hangers
  • Medication
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Waste basket
  • Board games
  • Room decorations
  • Sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Beach chair/suntan lotion (UT is in Florida!)
  • Writing utensils/highlighters
  • Small plants
  • School supplies
  • Cell Phone
  • Paper/notebooks
  • Small reading lamp
  • Stamps
  • Computer w/ Ethernet card
  • Reference texts
  • Small refrigerator*
  • Calendar/planner
  • Microwave oven*

Items to leave at home:

The following items, if found on campus, are a violation of university policy and will result in a referral to Student Conduct or to the Office of Residence Life:
  • All firearms (including, but not limited to, handguns, rifles, pellet guns, BB guns)
  • All other weapons (including, but not limited to, swords bow and arrows, balloon slingshots, martial arts weapons, hunting knives)
  • Dart boards and darts
  • Fireworks or other explosives
  • Candles and incense
  • Pets (with the exception of fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons, and then only with roommate’s approval)
  • Barbecue grills, George Foreman-type grills, and toaster ovens
  • Waterbeds
  • Lofts of any kind

*For your convenience the Office of Residence Life has arranged with a reputable company where you can rent a small refrigerator, microwave oven or a combination unit which includes a microwave, refrigerator and freezer. These units comply with the university's voltage requirements. For more information please visit

**You can order your extra long twin sheets, comforters, matching towels and storage items directly through the Residence Hall Linens program. The Value Pak has everything you need for campus living. Don’t forget - ordering from Residence Hall Linens ensures you have extra long twin sheets that fit our extra long beds while supporting Residence Life and RHA programming at UT. Please visit the RHL website