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Living on campus? Here’s what new Spalding students should bring to college

Steve Jones and Amanda Lucas

Got everything you need to start college?

With our new group of first-year Spalding University students set to arrive on campus in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, it’s a good time to remind our newcomers of the residence life department’s recommendations of what to pack for school and your life in the Spalding dorms.

Spalding’s beSU Move-In for new students is Sunday, Aug. 18, the first day of Engage. (Here’s your checklist of what to get when you’re making those trips to the department store. We’ve put them in categories for items related to studying, sleeping, cleaning, eating and bathing/self-care, plus and a catch-all “miscellaneous” category.)

Be sure to check the student handbook for which items NOT to bring or which aren’t allowed in the dorms, as well as other information and rules regarding residence life.

And one more nice resource: Whether you are a new student or a returning student moving to campus, check out our Residence Life Pinterest board for move-in day tips, dorm room hacks and meal ideas.

If you have other questions about the dorms, email Residence Life Director Aaron Roberts at aroberts02@spalding.edu.

SPALDING UNIVERSITY NEW-STUDENT PACKING LIST

Studying

Bookbag

Textbooks

Laptop/computer

Pencils/pens/highlighters

Folders/binders

Index cards

Paper/notebooks

Sleeping

Sheets

Mattress cover

Comforter

Throw blanket

Pillows/pillowcases

Lamp

Storage containers

Pictures/posters

3M Command strips

Cleaning

Laundry basket

Detergent/fabric softener

Small trash can

Trash bags

All-purpose cleaner

Paper towels/tissues

Broom and dustpan

Eating

Mini fridge

Microwave

Bowls/plates

Utensils

Travel mug

Water bottle

Snacks

Bathing/self-care

Towels/washclothes

Shampoo/conditioner/body wash

Shower shoes/shower caddy

Razor

Brush/comb

Deodorant

Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

Nail clippers/tweezers

Other needed personal hygiene items

Misc.

Umbrella/rainboots

Small first-aid kit

Small sewing kit

Flashlight/batteries

Alarm clock

Checkbook/driver’s license

Prescription and over-the-counter medicines