Staying here: Packing 101
Wondering what to bring?
If you feel like there is a lot to bring on this list, don't panic. You are not required to bring everything; they are just suggestions. Also, if you feel you need some things but don't have room, you can always mail them to the dorm and pick them up when you get here, or buy items on campus or at stores in Fairbanks.
_____Computer with printer (Note: If you do not have a computer, there are several computer labs located across campus for students to use, and there are a few that offer free printing.)
_____Paper for printer
_____Ethernet cable (There is also wireless Internet available across campus.)
_____Stapler & staples
_____Envelopes preaddressed by parent & stamps
_____Prescription medicines and copies of the prescriptions
_____Eyeglasses (extra pair)
_____Posters, photographs, etc.
_____Sticky wall mounts and removable adhesive hooks (non-marking).
_____Dry-erase board and marker (You’ll want this so people can leave you messages on your door.)
_____Date book and/or address book
_____First aid kit, including basic adhesive bandages, disinfectant, aspirin, etc.
_____A cup, plate, bowl, fork, knife and spoon
_____Mugs & glasses (only a couple)
_____Small bottle of dish soap and small dishcloth and towels
_____Sheets (twin, long size)
Note: Residence Life sells a "linen packet" that includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, a pillow, a pillowcase and one hand, face and bath towel.
_____Towels & washcloths
_____Toothbrush & toothpaste
_____Shower bucket/basket/caddy to carry items
_____Shower shoes (flip-flops or sandals)
_____Robe or other type of cover-up for community bathrooms
_____Soap & soap dish
_____Skin lotion & other toiletries
_____Perfumes & colognes
_____Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, stain remover stick or spray
_____Iron and ironing board
A common area television lounge, common kitchen area on the main floor (no kitchen utensils are supplied), and laundry facilities are also part of the residential halls.
For sports and getting around
Outdoor Adventures carries quality sporting/outdoor activity equipment to rent.
For finance and insurance
_____Medical insurance card
_____Insurance papers for automobile
_____Speakers & speaker wires
_____Television, cable and extension cord
_____Mini bulletin board
_____Throw rug (all halls are carpeted)
_____Floor lamps if you don't like fluorescent lighting (but no halogen lamps!)
_____Under-bed storage boxes or storage crates
_____Craft and hobby supplies
_____Beanbag or inflatable chair
_____Hair care products that may not be available locally
_____Camera & film/extra digital media cards
_____Stationary, envelopes and stamps
_____Small tool kit
_____Plastic, airtight containers for food
_____Small lockable box for valuables
What NOT to bring
_____Pets (except fish)
_____Appliances with open heating elements
_____Desk and desk chair*
_____Bed and mattress*
_____Dresser/armoire (with mirror)*