Packing List for On-Campus Housing

It is recommended that students bring the following items when they move in. 

All items should be coordinated with roommates prior to moving in. 


Bedding

  • Blanket
  • Comforter
  • Mattress Pad (Twin XL, 36” x 80”)
  • Pillow/Pillow Cases
  • Sheets (Twin XL, 36” x 80”)

Order linens online at gvsu.ocm.com

Household Items

  • Can Opener
  • Dishware/Silverware
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Water Bottle/Filter Pitcher

Personal Credentials

  • ATM Card
  • Credit Cards
  • Driver’s License
  • Insurance Cards
  • Passport/Visa
  • Social Security Card

Bath, Laundry, and Cleaning

  • Bath Rugs/Mats (all styles except Cluster & Traditional)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
  • HE Detergent
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Curtain* (all styles except Cluster & Traditional)
  • Shower Shoes/Flip-Flops (Cluster & Traditional)
  • Towels and Washcloths

*72" vinyl with side suction and magnets/weights on the bottom.

Electronics & Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cell Phone (with charger)
  • Compact Floor Cleaning Device
  • Computer/Laptop (with charger and locking cable)
  • Coffee Pot
  • Desk/Floor Lamp (with bulbs)
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, Straightener
  • Iron (auto shut-off)/Ironing Board
  • Fan (floor, window, and/or clip)
  • Microwave (1,000 watts or less)
  • Mini-Fridge (4.6 cubic feet or less - Cluster, Traditional, & Suite Style only)
  • Power Strip with Surge Protector (UL certified)
  • TV (must have a QAM tuner)
  • TV Coaxial Cable
  • Wireless Speaker

Room Decor & Organization

  • Decorative Rug
  • Decorative String Lights (25 feet or less, UL certified)
  • Hangers
  • Message Board and Markers
  • Mirror
  • Office Supplies (scissors, tape, stapler, paperclips, etc)
  • Painter's Tape 
  • Removable Wall Decor
  • School Supplies (backpack, pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, binders, folders, planner)
  • Storage Organizers

Personal Care Items

  • All-Season Clothing/Footwear
  • First Aid Kit
  • Haircare, Cosmetic, and Personal Hygiene Items
  • Prescription/OTC Medications
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap/Deodorant
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermometer
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Umbrella/Rain Gear

Printable Packing List



Page last modified May 3, 2019