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UC Irvine 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 Irvine 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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Bedding
Pillows
🏠 Have it
Pillow cases
🏠 Have it
Comforter, blanket, duvet
$ Buy it
Extra long twin sheets: 80" long and 38" wide (click ‘i’ for more)
$ Buy it
Mattress pad
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Mattress protector
🏠 Have it
Personal Care
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
Fan
🏠 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
Eye masks, ear plugs, and white noise machines (to help with sleeping)
🏠 Have it
Cleaning / Laundry
Laundry detergent
🏠 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
Cleaning supplies/vacuum and broom (*Only relevant to Arroyo Vista)
🏠 Have it
Iron (automatic shut-off required)
🏠 Have it
Kitchen / Appliances
Kitchenware (Pots, pan, dishes, utensils, etc.)
🏠 Have it
Reusable food-storage containers
🏠 Have it
Reusable beverage container for use at residence hall bottle filling stations
🏠 Have it
Micro-fridge compact combination (click ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Compostable waste collection bin; any container with a lid will work
🏠 Have it
Electrical cooking appliances (toasters, coffee pots, rice cookers, etc). Permitted only in kitchen areas, not in student rooms.
🏠 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
Television (rooms are equipped with cable hookups)
🏠 Have it
Alarm clock (click ‘i’ for details)
🏠 Have it
Surge protector
🏠 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
Calculator
🏠 Have it
Seasonal
Umbrella
🏠 Have it
Clothes for all climate types, including rain gear
🏠 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
Study/desk Lamp (If you bring a halogen lamp, it must be UL approved and have a safety shield over the bulb.)
🏠 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. (Check school for policies)
🏠 Have it
Bicycle and U-Lock (click ‘i’ for more ideas)
🏠 Have it
Reusable shopping bags
🏠 Have it
Recycled-content notebooks
🏠 Have it
Mirror
🏠 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
Emergency supplies for disaster preparedness (see ‘i’ for more a list of recommended items)
🏠 Have it
Folding chair for use at outdoor (physically-distanced) gatherings
🏠 Have it
Health / Wellness - Covid Prevention
Hand sanitizer
🏠 Have it
Face-coverings may be required in certain areas, if recommended by public health authorities. Bring an adequate supply!
🏠 Have it
Disinfectant cleaning supplies
🏠 Have it
Thermometer for temperature monitoring
🏠 Have it
Quarantine "Go Bag" containing essentials for temporary relocation in the event of a positive Covid test
🏠 Have it



Items that students typically leave at home:

Provided Items

Extra Large sized (XL) bed
Cable hookups for televisions
Microwaves and refrigerators are available in the hall kitchens.

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What not to bring

Weapons of any type
Drugs/drug paraphernalia/non-prescription drugs
Alcohol (for students under 21 years of age)
Open heating elements or flames (candles, incense, butane burners, etc.)
Electric vehicles (electric skateboards, scooters, hoverboards, etc.)
Vaping Materials
Tobacco products (University of California is a Tobacco Free and Smoke Free campus)
Heaters, sun lamps
Pets (except fish, see Housing policy for details)
Drones
Personal routers. Undergraduate housing communities are equipped with wireless internet service.
Dry erase boards or cork boards (not allowed on interior or exterior doors)
Microwaves - The only microwaves allowed in student rooms are those included in the "micro-fridge" compact combination (refrigerator/freezer/microwave) units. These units may be rented or purchased through a UCI endorsed company, Collegiate Concepts, Inc. Information packets will be sent to residents by College Concepts Inc. in late August. You may also visit
for more information and to order a micro-fridge. To ensure delivery prior to moving in we encourage you to sign up by mid-September. Orders may also be made up to and during move-in weekend. If both or all roommates order a micro-fridge, additional contracts will be canceled and the students will be notified.
Please note:
Microwaves and refrigerators are available in the hall kitchens. Refrigerators in individual rooms are permitted if they are UL-approved and not larger than 4.3 cubic feet. Electrical cooking appliances are permitted only in kitchen areas. Information regarding renting a "Micro-Fridge" (combination microwave, refrigerator and freezer) for your room can be found at
.


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