Residence Life at Aquinas College

Packing List

Here’s a list of stuff to consider packing up (or buying after you move in).

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Eat

  • Mini-fridge (max 5 cubic ft)*
  • Microwave (max 11 amps)*
  • Food/snacks
  • Food storage containers
  • Utensils
  • Dishes/glasses/mugs
  • Can opener
  • Water bottle
  • *One per room

Sleep

  • Blanket/comforter***
  • Bed linens (twin XL)
  • Pillows
  • Mattress pad
  • ***Electric blankets not permitted

Study

  • Backpack
  • Computer
  • Headphones
  • Surge protector
  • Calendar/planner
  • School/office supplies
  • Paper
  • Desk organizer
  • Desk lamp
  • Floor lamp

Clean

  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Brush/comb
  • Hair dryer/curling iron/straightening iron
  • Toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Disinfectant spray/wipes
  • Laundry detergent and bleach
  • Fabric softener
  • Dish soap
  • Dish cloth and dish towel
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Roll of quarters
  • Recycling bin/waste bin

Do

  • Books/movies/music
  • Speakers/stereo
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Game console
  • Mobile phone
  • Chargers
  • Bike and u-shaped lock
  • Athletic gear
  • Art supplies
  • Camera

Live

  • Clothes and shoes
  • Coats and jackets
  • Bathrobe
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Winter gear
  • Hangers
  • Removable mounting strips/tabs
  • Medicine and vitamins
  • Thermometer
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Fan
  • Clock/radio
  • Batteries
  • Storage crates
  • Mirror
  • Room decorations
  • Rug

Aquinas College Provides

  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Bookshelf
  • Room chair
  • Bed (twin XL mattress)
  • Desk
  • Carpeted rooms
  • Window blinds
  • Cable TV connection
  • Internet connection

What NOT to Bring

  • Air conditioner
  • Candles
  • Candle warmers
  • Potpourri pots/scented oil
  • burners
  • Incense sticks/burners
  • Incense sticks
  • Coffee pots**
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Toasters
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric frying pans
  • Electric griddle
  • Electric grill
  • Extension cords (all types)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plates
  • Hot water heater
  • Space heater
  • Sun lamps
  • **Keurigs are allowed

The following appliances are only allowed to be stored in kitchens in the Ravine Apartments and Houses:

  • Coffee pots
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Toasters

Additional Services

We work with vendors to provide additional services (for a fee) for move-in. Check the Magic Packet for more information.

Renter's Insurance

Residential students or their families should carry sufficient insurance to cover student property losses in the residence hall in case of theft, flood, fire or other causes. An option for purchasing insurance is included in the Magic Packet.