Your College Packing List

Move In Day

With the start of New Student Orientation only a few weeks away, we imagine you’ve started to pack for the next nine months. We know it can be overwhelming to try to think about all the things you will need throughout the year. Here’s a helpful list of things you probably want to bring with you for your move up to PUC:

Must haves:

  • Air-tight food storage containers
  • Bath towels and other personal toiletries
  • Bedding, including mattress cover
  • Circuit breaker power strip
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Computer and network card
  • Extra blanket
  • Hamper
  • Hangers
  • Headphones
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Quarters for laundry
  • Shower mat
  • Trash can and trash bags

Additional suggested items:

  • Adhesive hooks and strips (that come off cleanly)
  • Air fresheners
  • Bulletin board or dry erase board
  • Decorations, like photos of families and friends
  • Desk lamp
  • Magnets, push pins, and / or whiteboard markers
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge (must be four cubic feet or less)
  • Rainboots and umbrella
  • Small room fan
  • Small vacuum (not supplied by residence hall)
  • Sports equipment
  • Telephone (optional)

School supplies:

  • 3 hole punch
  • Backpack
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Notebook paper
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils and pens
  • Planner
  • Post It Notes
  • Printer and paper
  • Stapler and staples
  • Tape

We definitely recommend you coordinate with your roommate so your room doesn’t end up with duplicates of the same items! For a list of what each residence hall room is already equipped with, as well as a list of residence hall facilities, check the New Students page of our website.

Despite even the best planning however, you may find out you’ve forgotten something invaluable, but don’t worry! Here is a list of stores nearby where you can find everything you need:

  • College Market (Angwin)
  • PUC Bookstore (Angwin)
  • Ace Hardware (Angwin)
  • Safeway (St. Helena)
  • Smiths Pharmacy (St. Helena)
  • Walmart (Napa)
  • Target (Napa)
  • Office Depot (Napa)

We’re getting really excited to have the Class of 2018 on campus, and we hope you’re getting excited too! For more information about Orientation weekend, including the schedule, see the online Start Guide.

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