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 the University of Lynchburg.
What (and What Not) to Bring to Campus
- Bed linens – extra-long twin sheets, blankets (consider ordering from Residence Hall Linens)
- Alarm clock
- Laundry supplies
Leave at home:
- Microwaves (consider a MicroFridge instead)
- Firearms (including BB guns) and other weapons
- Toasters or ovens
- Crock pots
- Any open flame source (including incense)
- Loft kits
- Space heaters
- Pets (except fish)
- Halogen lamps
- Grilling machines (i.e. George Foreman)
- LED/fluorescent strip lights
Things you might want:
- MicroFridge or mini-refrigerator
- Dishes and utensils
- Desk lamp
- Coffee maker (with auto shut-off)
- Vacuum and/or broom and dust pan
- Gaming systems
- Iron/ironing board
- Shower caddy
- Wall decorations
- Hutches or shelving
We’ve partnered with Residence Hall Linens (school code: ULB), 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.
College Savers provides desk- or dresser-top hutches and other space-saving organizers. This is a great addition to your residence hall room and provides for additional shelving and storage. These items will be shipped directly to you, so be sure to allow for shipping time when you place your order.
In addition, these items are yours to keep so you can use them throughout college!
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 $221.12 per academic year. Roommates often split the cost to rent a unit for their room. Watch this video for more information on the MicroFridge unit.