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What to bring on Move-In Day

Summer is almost over and you’re ready to begin your NDSU experience. It’s time to start shopping for things that will make your residence hall room feel like home.

Here are a few tips from NDSU students: 

·      Cube style shelving units and footrests with storage are great ideas for your new room – both stylish and functional.

·      Choose items that are dual purpose.

·      Area rugs are a fun addition that make the space unique and cozy, without taking up space.

·      Less is more! You don’t need a ton of stuff to make your new space feel like home. A few personalized decorations and rearranging go a long way.

Be sure to reference these lists while packing for move-in day:

Available to you

·      Light bulbs

·      Kitchenette: Each hall has a kitchenette located in a common area; these include ovens and sinks.

·      Each residence hall has a trash room where students can find cleaning supplies, garbage bags, recycling bins and places to put their full garbage bags.

·      Toilet paper in restrooms (except the MLLC)

·      Coinless washers and dryers (money not needed)

What to bring

·      Clothing hangers

·      Fan

·      Linens and pillow 

·      Towels

·      Surge protector

·      3M / Velro Command Strips

·      Laundry detergent

Other recommendations to bring

·      Computer

·      Small bookcase / small entertainment center

·      Refrigerator (5 cubic ft or less) and microwave (1000 watts or less)

·      Chair / footrest

·      Area rug

·      Coffee maker with automatic shut off

Items you CAN’T bring

·      Candles, incense and candle warmers

·      Couches, loveseats and futons (or other furniture that seats more than one person)

·      Space heaters

·      Halogen lamps (floor or desk)

·      Waterbeds

·      Purchased or home-built lofts 

·      Bed risers

·      Exercise equipment 

·      Hot plates, toasters, bread makers or any appliances with open heating elements

·      Wireless Routers

·      Nails

·      Outlet splitters

·      Portable air conditioner

Be sure to take a look at the bed and linen information for your specific residence hall. Each hall has a different mattress size and bed lofting system. To find out your bed type, or to order custom linens, visit the Residence Life information page.


NDSU Move-In Day is Saturday, Aug. 24.

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