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Suggestions: What to Bring
Move-In Logistics & Parking

What to Bring

Each room is equipped with one bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser. Room layouts are available here. It is a good idea to check with your roommate(s) to coordinate what each of you will be bringing. You may find the recommendations below helpful in planning your move to campus. The list consists of suggestions based on past students' packing plans, but it should not be considered a comprehensive list of your personal packing needs. Many of these items may be available for purchase on-campus and in the greater Philadelphia area, but we recommend you pack your trains, planes, and automobiles as full as possible with these high-demand items. Be sure to consult our checklist for more items that cannot be left behind!

Click here for directions to local stores where you'll be able to pick up all the essentials for dorm life.

Room Needs
Twin Extra-Long Sheet Set
Mattress Pad & Egg Crate
Pillows
Comforter/Blanket
Telephone
Alarm Clock
Surge Protectors
Flashlight
Desk Lamps/Additional Lighting
Light bulbs
Fan
Clothes Hangers
Laundry Basket/Hamper
Wastebasket
Tool Kit (hammer, nails, screwdriver)
Cleaning Supplies
Posters/Decorations
Double-sided Tape
Mirror
Calendar
Plates
Mugs/Cups
Silverware
Food Containers
Throw Rug

Bathroom Needs
Soap
Shampoo/Conditioner Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Shaving Equipment
Deodorant
Shower Caddy
Shower Shoes
Towels
Toilet Paper
Cotton Balls
Q-Tips

Personal Needs
Umbrella
Laundry Detergent
Iron
Small Ironing Board
Wrinkle Reducer
CDs
Warm Clothing
Dress Clothing
Tissues
Sewing Kit
First Aid Kit

Academic Needs
Printer Paper
Ruled Paper
Notebooks
Folders/Binders
White Out
Thumbtacks
Pens/Pencils
Highlighters
Post-It Notes
Index Cards
Tape
Stapler
Calculator
Scissors
Envelopes/Stamps
Dictionary/Thesaurus

Nice, But Not Necessary
Computer
Printer
Camera
TV/VCR
Stereo
Hair Dryer
Microwave
Storage Containers
Mini-Refrigerator

Don't Bring
Candles/Incense
Halogen Lamps
Open-Coil Cooking Appliances
Air Conditioners
Space Heaters

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Move-In Logistics

Move-In for first year students is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2008 between 9am and 5pm. Early Move-In is available at an additional charge on Wednesday, August 27. If you have any further questions about the move-in process, please contact Housing and Conference Services or visit the Move-In page.

Many of the items you will need are available on campus at the Penn Bookstore. Also, Housing and Conference Services partners with an outside company to offer MicroFridge and refrigerator rentals. Refer to the Residence Policy specific to your College House for more information on bringing your own electric appliances. Click here for directions to local stores where you'll be able to pick up all the essentials for dorm life.

When you move in, members of the College House Computing staff will be there to help you with setting up your computer and making sure you have the latest in virus and spyware protection on your computer. More information about computing can be found on our Computing page.

Parking During Move-In

Because of Move-In traffic and normal street congestion on-campus, access to the College Houses will be for unloading only. Families can take advantage of free, day-long parking at campus lots as soon as they've unloaded. Free parking will be available at four campus locations for the two days of Freshman Move-In (Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28). Students can obtain temporary unloading permits, parent and family guest passes, and directions to permanent parking lots online now at Campus Express.

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