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    The Start of Something Special

Packing for College

Calling Carolina Home takes planning and preparation.  This list will help you navigate what you will need to help make your residence hall room feel like Home. 


  • Bedding
  • Bicycle with lock
  • Broom
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Carpet/rug
  • Cleaning supplies (green cleaning products encouraged)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Curtains
  • Desk lamp
  • Dishes, cups and utensils
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Keurig
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent (HE Detergent)
  • Lofts (in buildings allowed)
  • Microfridge
  • Mirror
  • Shower shoes
  • Surge protectors
  • Television
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash Cans
  • Push Pins
  • Plants
  • Posters

* Please note that whatever mechanism used for hanging items in rooms should not cause damage to walls.  Damage to walls is billed back to residents at the conclusion of the school year.  Students should note any damage to walls when they arrive via the online room condition report.


  • Alcohol or alcohol containers
  • Any cooking device with exposed elements
    • Air fryers with exposed elements
    • Deep-fry cookers
    • Electric frying pan
    • Hot plates
    • Electric stove tops
    • Griddles
  • Any motorized device that has to be charged in the residence hall
  • Candles/Incense
  • Darts/dart boards
  • Dimmer switches
  • Double sided tape
  • Extensions
  • Firearms, fireworks or explosives
  • Freezers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Microwave (allowed in apartment style only)
  • Mini Fridge
  • Oil lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Trailers, Moving Trucks, Car Toppers
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Tobacco products
  • Wall mounts for TV's
  • Wall paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Water beds
  • Weights

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