What to Pack

The ultimate college packing list

If it’s your first time away from home, keep this list handy! Sure, you can get anything you forget in Worcester, but if you plan ahead you won’t have to worry. Of course this list isn’t comprehensive, but we’ve taken note of what students need most!

School supplies

  • Lots of pens or pencils
  • Binders and folders
  • 3-Hole Punch
  • Stapler
  • Wrist rest

Food and supplies

  • Mini-fridge
  • Place setting (plate, bowl, utensils)
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee mug
  • Nalgene bottle
  • Snacks

Room necessities

  • Fan
  • Extra blankets
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Tissues
  • Stamps
  • Small vacuum (suggested one per room)


  • Surge protectors
  • Power strips
  • Alarm clock
  • Headphones
  • Phone
  • USB key
  • Batteries

Clothing and laundry

  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket
  • Quarters for doing laundry
  • Detergent and softener
  • Slippers
  • Nice clothes for a special occasion

Bathroom supplies

  • Towels
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes/flip-flops

Fun extras

  • Frisbee
  • Camera
  • Holiday lights

Other Reminders

  • You can bring clothes for all seasons; the space under your bed is great for storing items you don’t need every day.
  • You’re permitted a mini-fridge and microwave in your room.
  • The only pets allowed in your residence hall are fish.
  • You can always receive packages in the mail if you forget an essential item.