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We at OneClass know how stressful it is for Ball State freshman during move-in day, especially when you have no idea what you should or shouln’t bring to Ball State University or how big or small your dorms are. What do you need to bring and how much stuff can I fit in the room? Luckily, we at OneClass know exactly what you need and we have created a checklist just for you!

Feel free to bookmark a copy of the Ball State University packing list by pressing CTRL + D.

Room Basics to Bring to Ball State University

 Bedside table
 Shoe rack
 Closet Organizer
 Sheets, blanket, comforter & mattress pad – (XL Twin)
 Desk lamp
 Waste basket
 Full length mirror
 Bean bag chair
 Underbed storage (if you won’t be lofting your bed)
 In season clothing
 Shower shoes & slippers
 First aid kit
 Posters or wall decor
 Shower tote

Eating In Items to Bring to Ball State University

 Mini fridge (under 3 cubic feet) 
 Bullet blender (Great for smoothies) (Ask First)
 Hot pot or coffee maker (Ask First)
 Pitcher with water filter
 Mugs, plates and bowls
 Can opener, pizza cutter
 Paper plates/foil/plastic baggies
 Pantry basics (PB, popcorn, soup, oatmeal packets)

Tech & Entertainment to Bring to Ball State University

 Cell phone charger
 HDMI Cable
 Extension cords
 Coaxial cable
 Power strip
 Cable organizer
 MP3 Player
 Speakers or docking station

Academic Basics to Bring to Ball State University

 Pen, Pencils, Eraser, ruler, highlighter
 Stapler, Staple remover
 Desk supplies (Index cards, highlighters, sticky notes)
 Desk supplies (Index cards, sticky notes)
 Laptop/Desktop computer
 Flash drives
 Bulletin board/Dry erase board
 Book light

Cleaning Up & Organizing Items to Bring to Ball State University

 Drying Rack
 Dish detergent
 Sponge and dishcloth
 Disinfecting wipes
 Paper towels
 Hand-held vacuum
 Laundry supplies (bag, detergent, fabric softener)
 Instant stain remover
 3M Wall hooks
 Double closet rod

Campus Gear for Ball State University

 Rain coat & umbrella
 Bike/bike lock
 Walking shoes
 Water bottle
 Travel mug

Don’t Forget to bring these to Ball State University

 Important paperwork (health insurance card, driver’s license)
 Financial Aid Documents
 Student ID
 Bank Documents
 Car registration and insurance information
 Debit and Credit Cards
 Emergency contact numbers
 House key for home!

What not to bring to Ball State University

  • No candles, incense, fireworks or weapons

  • Hot Water Heaters
  • No halogen lamps

  • Microwaves
  • No multi-bulb light fixtures or “octopus lamps”

  • No pets except fish

  • No masking or cellophane tape, nails, and other products that damage paint or wall surfaces

  • No two-pronged extension cords – only three prong cords are allowed

  • No hotplates or any electrical appliance with open or exposed heating element

  • No wireless routers or devices that might interfere with our network

  • No toasters or toaster ovens

  • No air conditioners

  • No waterbeds

  • No self built lofts of any kind

  • No alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia

Feel free to bookmark a copy of the Ball State University packing list by pressing CTRL + D.


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