Packing for Move-In

What to Pack

We encourage students to bring various reminders of home and items that express their personalities and make them feel more comfortable. As you pack for your move to Baylor, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Sheets + blankets (standard or XL twin)
  • Towels
  • Area rug
  • Lamp
  • Extension cords are PROHIBITED
  • Surge Protector
  • Trashcan
  • Umbrella
  • Study Supplies

Personal Care

  • Shower caddy & supplies
  • First-aid kit
  • Shower shoes
  • Insurance card - Medical information
  • Renter's Insurance


  • Hamper or basket
  • Detergent
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Fabric softener + dryer sheets


  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Coffee maker or single-serve brewer
  • Cups + mugs
  • Dishcloths + soap
  • Mini fridge or MicroFridge

Prohibited Items

  • Bed risers
  • Appliances with exposed heat elements (toasters, grills, etc.)
  • Microwaves (to have a microwave, you must have a MicroFridge from Collegiate Concepts)
  • Wireless routers, wireless only printers
  • Candles
  • Hoverboards, self-propelled scooters, hands-free Segways, self-balancing scooters & other similar lithium battery-powered transportation devices


Before you load your vehicle with all of your belongings, please ensure that every item – including boxes, bags, containers, laundry baskets, and any uncontained items – is clearly labeled with your full name, residence hall, and room number so our volunteers take your items to the right room.

Don't Forget!
  • Label all of your belongings with your name, residence hall and room number
  • Place your hangtag with route information on your rearview mirror on move-in day. It’s how we’ll direct you to your drop-off area
  • Please follow the Move2BU maps on move in day and don’t follow your GPS. Many streets are temporarily made one-way during Move2BU
  • Bring your Student ID
  • Please keep all of your belongings in one vehicle for the move-in line. Other vehicles can park in designated parking facilities
  • You can change your official move in time (but, not the day) on the housing application under Move2BU
  • Print extra copies of your hangtag on the housing application under Move2BU. Please print enough for every car
  • Label all items. You won’t be doing the heavy lifting so marking it with your name, hall and room number helps the Move2BU Volunteers