What to Bring

Getting ready to move to college is fun - and a bit stressful! Our list of what to pack will help you know what to bring and what to expect.

We also encourage the use of our partners when purchasing items for the move to LC.

What (and What Not) to Bring to College

Don't forget:

  • Alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Laundry supplies
  • Toiletries

Leave at home:

  • Microwave ovens (consider a MicroFridge instead)
  • Firearms (including BB guns), air guns, knives, and other weapons
  • Toaster ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Candles
  • Any open flame (including incense)
  • Loft Kits
  • Space heaters
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Grilling machines (i.e. George Foreman)

Things you might want:

  • MicroFridge or mini-refrigerator
  • Fan
  • Eating and drinking utensils
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Desk lamp
  • Computer
  • Hot pot
  • Popcorn popper
  • Coffeemaker
  • Dust buster/hand-held vacuum/floor sweeper
  • Extension cords
  • TV/VCR
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Curtains
  • Drying rack
  • Plants
  • Shower tote
  • Shower shoes
  • Wall decorations
  • Key chain
  • Bicycle
  • Radio/stereo
  • Hutches or shelving

Bedding, Bath, and Storage

Order online at www.rhl.org/lbc

We've partnered with Residence Hall Linens, a company that specializes in bedding, bath, storage supplies, and more for college students.

This is a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from extra long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items. Free shipping is available on all Value Pak orders, and there are over 40 color combinations to choose from. 

If you don't use Residence Hall Linens, remember that our mattresses are extra long. Many manufacturers make a twin, extra long sheet size.

Hutches & Shelving

Order online at www.collegesavers.com

College Savers provides desk- or dresser-top hutches and other space-saving organizers. The best part of this partnership is that the items are delivered directly to campus and can be picked up when you check-in to your room - as long as you order by August 8.

In addition, these items are yours to keep so you can use them throughout college!


Order online at www.melvincorp.com

In partnership with the Melvin Corporation, we offer MicroFridges - combination refrigerators and microwaves - for rent. While small refrigerators are permitted on campus, we encourage the rental of a MicroFridge - this approved unit is the only way you are permitted to have a microwave in your room.

The MicroFridge units lease for $208.45 per academic year. Roommates often split the cost to rent a unit for their room.

Shipping Items to LC

If you need to ship a trunk or box to LC before you arrive, use the 4-digit campus box number assigned to you in mid-summer, as follows:

Your Name
Lynchburg College
Box xxxx
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501-3199