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Georgia Tech Packing List: What to Bring on Move In Day

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Georgia Tech move in day can be quite stressful during your first year in college. In order to make your life easier, we have compiled a list on what to bring and not to bring during college move in day. Here is the complete GT packing list! 

Please note that there are some stuff you might not need to bring to college, but we have included in here as well in case you forgot!

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Room basics that you need to bring to during move in day:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels and shower caddy
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Clock
  • Sleeping bag if you want
  • Wall mirror
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Mini-vacuum
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Linens to fit an extra long twin bed (36" x 80")
  • Non-halogen desk lamp
  • Bedspread, comforter or blanket
  • Desk lamp
  • Trash bags

Room decorations that you could bring to during move in day:

  • Pictures
  • Picture frames
  • Photo clips
  • Jewelry organizer
  • Decorative baskets
  • String lights
  • Posters
  • Wall Art

School Supplies that you need to bring during move in day:

  • Pencil Case
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Lunchbox
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • External hard drive or USB or SD Card
  • Wireless mouse
  • Chargers (Phone, table, laptop)
  • Staplers
  • White out
  • Textbooks
  • iClicker (Check if you need for your classes)
  • Calculator (Make sure to check which one you need)
  • Laptop 
  • Backpack
  • Pen and Pencils
  • Binders
  • Papers
  • Tote bag
  • Calendar
  • Folders organizer
  • Sticky Notes

Bathroom and shower essentials to bring during move in day:

  • Toilet paper
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bathroom rug
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower cap
  • Towels
  • Hand towels

Important documents to bring during move in day:

  • ID (Driver license, passport, student ID)
  • Bank documents
  • Credit card and debit card
  • Checks
  • Health Cards

What not to bring during move in day (IMPORTANT):

  • Homemade lofts, cinder blocks, bed risers
  • Candles, incense, wax melters
  • Nails, screws, wall mounting kits or anything that leaves permanent holes in walls
  • Electrical appliances (fryers, grills, toaster ovens.
  • Space heaters
  • Ceiling fans
  • Pets are not allowed except for fish
  • Extension cords
  • Weapons
  • Firearms, knives
  • Hover boards

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