Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

First-Year Packing Checklist

Use this checklist to plan what to bring when you move in, as well as what to leave at home.

What to Bring

Bookshelf with books, a plant, a guitar, and other decorations by a dorm window

Personal Items

  • Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
  • Pictures
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Personal Mementos


  • Alarm Clock/Docking Station
  • Camera
  • MP3 Player/iPod
  • Cell Phone & Charger
  • Computer/Laptop, iPad/Tablet and all chargers
  • *HDMI cables
  • Power Strip w/Surge Protector (UL approved)
  • Printer, Ink Cartridges and Paper
    • Loyola offers HoundPrint for students who prefer not to bring a printer
  • *TV and Gaming Systems (w/remote and user manual)
  • *TV coaxial cable (6-10 feet)
    • Coax cable TV is not available in Butler, Hammerman, Thea Bowman Hall, and Hopkins Court. Live streaming television may be accessed on any compatible device through the Xfinty Stream app or at www.xfinityoncampus.com using students’ university credentials. This service is included with your campus housing.

*Items commonly shared among roommates


  • Ear Plugs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Prescription Medication
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops


  • Lock Box
  • ATM Card
  • Checkbook
  • Credit Cards
  • Drivers License
  • Insurance Cards
  • Passport/Visas
  • Social Security Card
    • All students who hold an on campus job are required to provide the original copy of their Social Security Card to Human Resources

Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • *Drying Rack
  • Fabric Softener
  • Garment Bags
  • *Iron (auto shut-off)
  • *Ironing Board
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Lint Brush

*Items commonly shared among roommates

Room Supplies

  • Calendar
  • *Cleaning supplies (Swiffer, Surface wipes, toilet cleaner, bathtub cleaner, plunger, vacuum, broom) 
  • Hangers
  • *Kitchen Supplies including plates, bowls, mugs, cups (if living in Campion: Pots, pans, cooking utensils)
  • Mattress Pad
  • *Message Board
  • *Microwave
  • *Mirror-Full Length
  • Poster Putty/Blue Tape (We caution against using 3M Command Strips. When not properly installed/removed, they will damage your walls which could result in a charge when you move out.)
  • Posters, Pictures, Picture Frames
  • Sheet Sets (Extra-Long Twin recommended), pillows & blankets/comforter (Visit our linens page for more information on where to purchase!)
  • Storage tubs/bins 
  • *Throw Rugs
  • *Trash Can

*Items commonly shared among roommates


  • Flashlight
  • Hand Truck (for move-in)
  • *Plastic Food Storage containers with sealing lids
  • Umbrella
  • *Water Filter Pitcher
  • School Supplies
  • Refrigerator (if you are living in a double room-you can rent a refrigerator on this website.)

*Items commonly shared among roommates

What Not to Bring

Items Provided for You

  • Air Conditioners
  • Blinds and/or Shades
  • Bed with Mattress
  • Carpets
  • Desk with Chair
  • Dresser and Closet Space
  • Refrigerator (if you are living in an apartment)
  • Shower Liners

Prohibited Items

  • Candles
  • Fireworks
  • Tapestries
  • Electric Heaters
  • Hot Plates
  • Water Beds
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Weapons (knives, swords, firearms, etc.)
  • Car (not allowed for first year students)
  • Non UL approved extension cords
  • Pets other than freshwater fish in 10 gallon or less tanks

For more information on prohibited items, please consult the Loyola University Community Standards.