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UC Davis Move-in Checklist

A comprehensive checklist to track everything you need to bring or buy.
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This residence hall packing list was pulled directly from UC Davis Housing page (items marked in
bold, italicized
text), along with addition items from other top online lists.
Feel free to customize it.
Scroll down to see items you should leave at home.
Items highlighted in green have been purchased or picked up, and ready to be packed.
While the list already includes many eco-friendly items, additional items in
green text
have been added as sustainable alternatives.


Packing List

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Category Group
Item (See 'i' for more details)
Status
Packed
Details
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Bedding
Pillows
🏠 Have it
Pillow cases
🏠 Have it
Blanket
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Mattress comforter and/or bedspread
$ Buy it
Sheet set
$ Buy it
Mattress pad
$ Buy it
Mattress protector
🏠 Have it
Bathroom / Shower
Bath towels
🏠 Have it
Washcloths
🏠 Have it
Bathrobe or something to wear to the community bathroom (click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Shower shoes
🏠 Have it
Shower caddy
🏠 Have it
Toiletries
🏠 Have it
Hairdryer and other styling tools
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable soap
🏠 Have it
Organic shampoo & conditioner
🏠 Have it
Organic or bamboo towels
🏠 Have it
Bath mat
🏠 Have it
Soap, shampoo
🏠 Have it
Tech
Computer (click ‘i’ for details)
🏠 Have it
Telephones (most student use their cell phones)
🏠 Have it
Headphones/ear buds with a microphone for video conferencing/calls
🏠 Have it
Charging cords, cables, and adapters
🏠 Have it
TV, radio, video and music players, video games, movies and music, other electronic entertainment (click ‘i’ for more)
🏠 Have it
Alarm clock (click ‘i’ for details)
🏠 Have it
Smart powerstrip
🏠 Have it
Cable clips / organizers
🏠 Have it
Computer cable lock to secure computer to your desk
🏠 Have it
Portable charger for phone
🏠 Have it
Portable bluetooth speaker
🏠 Have it
Flashlight
🏠 Have it
Extra batteries for electronics
🏠 Have it
Non-wireless printer for convenience (Click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
External keyboard and mouse, if you use a laptop (click ‘i’ for more)
🏠 Have it
Computer needs, such as a flash drive, mousepad, and small screwdriver
🏠 Have it
Printer and extra ink cartridges (Energy Star rated is preferred)
🏠 Have it
Coaxial Cable (long) for television (if applicable for your assigned room)
🏠 Have it
Calculator
🏠 Have it
Cleaning / Laundry
Laundry detergent (check school for policies)
🏠 Have it
Coat hangers
🏠 Have it
Laundry supplies, iron, laundry bag or basket
🏠 Have it
Disinfecting Wipes/dusting supplies (click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Trash bags
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable laundry detergent
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable all-purpose cleaner
🏠 Have it
Recycled content paper towels
🏠 Have it
Foldable drying rack
🏠 Have it
Mini-vaccuum
🏠 Have it
Kitchen / Appliances
Set of reusable utensils and plates, reusable coffee mug
🏠 Have it
Reusable food-storage containers
🏠 Have it
Reusable beverage container for use at residence hall bottle filling stations
🏠 Have it
Microwave (click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Mini-fridge (click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Compostable waste collection bin; any container with a lid will work
🏠 Have it
Seasonal
Umbrella
🏠 Have it
Clothes for all climate types, including rain gear
🏠 Have it
Waterproof/resistant shoes or boots
🏠 Have it
Sport gear
(see ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Warm coat or parka
🏠 Have it
Waterproof shoes or boots
🏠 Have it
Other
General school supplies (click ‘i’ for more)
🏠 Have it
Bank Card/Credit Card
🏠 Have it
Desk / bedside lamps with non-halogen light bulbs
🏠 Have it
Fan (for air circulation and white noise)
🏠 Have it
Items to decorate your room, such as pictures, posters and plants
(see 'i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Board games, books, or other entertainment
🏠 Have it
Sports equipment: rollerblades, basketball, tennis racquet, snowboard, etc.
🏠 Have it
Bicycle, bicycle helmet, bicycle lock, light for nighttime riding, and basic tools
🏠 Have it
Reusable shopping bags
🏠 Have it
Recycled-content notebooks
🏠 Have it
Mirror (only if assigned a room in Tahoe Hall)
🏠 Have it
Storage cart/bins
🏠 Have it
Wall-safe adhesives
🏠 Have it
Door stop
🏠 Have it
Dry erase board
🏠 Have it
Desk or paper organizers
🏠 Have it
Lap desk for laptop or tablet
🏠 Have it
Step stool
🏠 Have it
Odor eliminator
🏠 Have it
Under-bed storage
🏠 Have it
Reusable shopping bag(s)
🏠 Have it
Sewing kit
🏠 Have it
Health insurance card and other forms of identification (e.g., driver's license)
🏠 Have it
Names, addresses and phone numbers of your bank and credit card companies
🏠 Have it
Eye masks, ear plugs, and white noise machines (to help with sleeping)
🏠 Have it
An emergency kit - for use during prolonged power outages or other emergencies (see ‘i’ for more a list of recommended items)
🏠 Have it
Health / Personal Care
(click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Seven or more washable/reusable face coverings
🏠 Have it
Toothbrush cover
🏠 Have it



Items that students typically leave at home:

Provided Items

bed
desk
desk chair
storage space

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What not to bring

Appliances which are not UL-approved
Torchiere halogen lamps
Candles
Space heaters
Incandescent string lights
Refrigerators and microwaves which are larger than the maximum allowable size
(Note: the maximum allowable refrigerator size is 4.5 cubic feet and 35 inches tall; the maximum allowable microwave size is 800 watts)
Hot plates and burners
Humidifiers
(humidifiers have been known to cause mold; however, exceptions will be made if there is a medical need)
Weapons of any kind, including decorative swords and paintball guns
Fireworks, firecrackers, flammable liquids, and other explosive or incendiary devices
Items which are illegal to possess
A car
(Note: residence hall students may not purchase a
)
Hover boards—due to the recent fire danger and product recalls
Home network devices such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, smart bulbs (they will not connect to the campus network)
Large stereo equipment
Amplifiers
Bottled water
(Note: you can fill a reusable bottle at residence hall
that provide free filtered water)
Toilet paper
(Note: Student Housing provides toilet paper for residence hall bathrooms all year)
Computers running



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