Packing 103: What to Bring for Apartments

In addition to items listed in Packing 101, here is a suggested list of items you should bring for apartment-style housing (Upperclass Students):

Move-In Day

  • Dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Glasses
  • Silverware
  • Cooking utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Hand/dish towels
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Small appliances (must have automatic shut-off)
  • Kitchen garbage can and garbage bags
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Bath mat
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Plunger for toilet
  • Garbage can and bags
  • Additional storage bins/free-standing shelving units
Cleaning Supplies
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Glass cleaner, dusting spray
  • Cleaning rags and sponges
  • Garbage bags for kitchen and bedroom garbage cans
Specifc Apartment Items
  • Linens for a standard double bed (sheets, blankets, comforter, pillows) for students in The Village at 115 and STJ
  • Linens for an extra long twin sized bed (36 x 80) for students in Property Management Apartments and The Triangle
  • Additional lighting for bedroom or living room (compact florescent or LED recommended)
  • Additional furniture to complement what is provided by the university
    • Note: upholstered furniture (couches, futons, comfy chairs, etc.) must be certified flame retardant (per CAL 133 - ATSM E 1537 standards - must bring certificate with you)
  • Storage bins
What Not To Bring
  • Halogen lamps (the hot bulb poses a fire hazard)
  • Extension cords
  • Microwave - one is provided in the apartment
  • Candles and incense
  • Curtains
  • Dogs, cats, ferrets, and animals that require a heat lamp. Only small caged animals and fish are allowed in the residence halls. A pet registration form is required along with approval from your roommate and the Residential College Director. Registration forms can be found online on your CampusGroups account. If you require an assistance animal, please contact the Office of Disability Resources for approval
  • Illegal drugs, fireworks, firearms, or weapons of any kind
  • Space heater
  • Alcohol (if you are under 21)