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What To Bring

Moving into the Residence hall may be a stressful experience; trying to determine what to bring, what not to bring, what’s there, etc. This list has been compiled by a group of seasoned professional resident students who can be considered experts on the subject. They suggest …

RA Packing Tip!  Why pack and unpack items that can be purchased here in Chicago? Instead, take only what you cannot buy here and wait until you arrive to see what you really need. We have a number of stores within walking distance that include Walgreens, Target, Jewel Osco (grocery), Macy's, Old Navy, Nordstrom Outlet, Sears, and TJ Maxx!

Living in the UC? Then check-out their website at on what to bring instructions, packing advice, move-in directions, and resident handbook with all the policies and procedures.

Wabash Building


  • Alarm clock
  • Iron, ironing board and clothes hangers
  • Laundry detergent and laundry basket or bag
  • Linens/blankets and pillows (beds use extra long twin sheets)
  • Toiletries and any needed pharmaceutical supplies
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Checkbook, supply of checks or travelers checks
  • Wastebasket
  • Microfridge

Other Considerations

  • Room decorations to make your place feel like home
  • Painter's tape
  • School supplies
  • Sewing kit and scissors
  • Headphones
  • Television
  • Flashlight
  • Hair dryer  

Things Not To Bring

  • Candles and incense
  • Animals, pets
  • Waterbed
  • Open coil cooking appliances
  • Electric blanket
  • Space Heater
  • Fireworks, firearms, explosives, or other weapons, replicas or facsimiles
  • Halogen lamp

You Are Provided With.....


  • Extra long twin bed
  • Wardrobe Closet including two drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Remember, your room/suite is to be shared with another person and their belongings. Please pack accordingly. Talk with your future roommate and decide which items you will be bringing. Remember these are suggestions, your personal needs and interests will ultimately dictate what you bring