Pillow & pillow casesSheets (extra-long twin for dorms, bed size may differ in Cardinal Court)Blanket/ComforterMattress padShower shoes (flips flops are a lifesaver!)An umbrella, rain jacket, & rain boots. Getting soaked on your walk to class is no fun, make sure you're prepared!Day-to-Day clothes & shoesExercise clothingBusiness casual & business professional clothingCoats/JacketsA daily planner. This comes in handy for keeping track of all your extracurriculars, assignments, etc.CalculatorStationary, envelopes, stampsSchool supplies (notebooks, folders, expo markers, highlighters, thumb drive, etc.)Laptop, printer, printer inkExtension cordSnacksWater bottleSet of dishware & cupsDish towel & soapTV (all residence halls have free cable!)Trash & recycling binsMini fridgeArea rugDesk lampDecorations!! Personalize your space & make it a home-away-from-home.Shampoo, conditioner, soap, & lotionLoofahBasic toiletriesShower toteTowels, hand towelsHair dryer, straightener, curling iron, etc.Iron/SteamerFirst aid kitBasic medicineSewing kit (trust us, your mom will be impressed!)Combination lockCheckbook (this will come in handy more than you think!)BackpackHangersCleaning suppliesDetergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, stain removerLaundry basketQuarters for laundryBONUS!!! Just for Move-In: cart, dolly, basic tools, & a rubber mallet (for lofting a bed)
For a full list of what to bring (and what not to bring!), be sure to check with Housing at Illinois State!
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