What to Bring to College

Use this list to help determine what to bring with you to Ferrum. Need a shopping list? 


checkbox Bath & hand towels

checkbox Twin sheets (regular length)

checkbox Pillows/pillowcases

checkbox Blankets

checkbox Comforter

checkbox Mattress pad / cover

Laundry / clothing care

checkbox Detergent

checkbox Fabric softener / dryer sheets

checkbox Laundry basket / bag

checkbox Iron / ironing board

checkbox Coat hangers

checkbox Drying rack

Personal items

checkbox Toothbrush / toothpaste

checkbox Brush & comb

checkbox Shaving items

checkbox Hair dryer

checkbox Shampoo / conditioner

checkbox Bath soap

checkbox Basket (to carry toiletries)

checkbox Any other hygiene or beauty supplies

Miscellaneous items

checkbox Sewing kit

checkbox First aid supplies

checkbox Headache / cold medicine

checkbox Alarm clock

checkbox Trash can

checkbox Trash bags

checkbox Mugs / glasses / cups

checkbox Plate

checkbox Fork, knife, spoon

checkbox Small personal fan

checkbox Flashlight

Optional decorations

checkbox Posters / photos / artwork

checkbox Calendar

checkbox Small area rug

checkbox Desk lamp

checkbox Clip-on light

checkbox Curtains

Optional equipment & electronics

checkbox Television (cable service is included)

checkbox VCR / DVD player

checkbox Stereo / Radio

checkbox Headphones (if you like loud music!)

checkbox Small refrigerator (less than 5 cubic feet)

checkbox Small microwave oven (700 watts or less)

checkbox Small vacuum

checkbox CDs / DVDs

checkbox Computer / laptop (Internet access is included)

checkbox Printer

checkbox Surge protectors

Do not bring

  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Bow and arrows
  • Hunting Knives
  • Darts
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Space heaters
  • Oven-coiled hot plats
  • Refrigerators over 5 cubic feet
  • Microwave ovens over 700 watts
  • Waterbeds
  • Air conditioners
  • George Foreman grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Non-aquatic pets
  • More information about pets