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Iowa State University Packing List: What to Bring on Move In Day

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Iowa State University (ISU) move in day can be extremely stressful during the freshman school year. We at UNISUP understand that feeling and that is why we have compiled a list on what to bring and not to bring during move in day. Here is the complete Iowa State University packing list! 

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Room basics that you need to bring to Iowa State University during move in day

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

Room decorations that you could bring to Iowa State University during move in day

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

School Supplies that you need to bring during Iowa State University move in day

  • Backpack
  • Binders, file folders and notebooks
  • Calculator
  • Calendar / planner / organizer
  • Computer - desktop or laptop, your choice
  • Computer supplies - disks, cables, cords, mouse pad
  • Dictionary, thesaurus, writing style guide
  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Printer and paper / ink
  • Stapler and staples / paperclips
  • Sticky notes

Bathroom and shower essentials to bring during Iowa State University 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 Iowa State University move in day

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

What not to bring during Iowa State University move in day (IMPORTANT)

  • Satellite dishes
  • Smoke or fog machines
  • Space heaters
  • Sun lamps
  • Traffic / street signs without proof of purchase
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons
  • Wireless Router or Hub 
  • Air Conditioners 
  • Candles and open flame devices
  • Ceiling fans
  • Cut trees
  • Dry ice
  • Kegs - Empty or filled
  • Extension cords
  • Flammable / toxic fluids, chemicals or gases
  • Halogen lights/lamps
  • Hot tubs
  • Refrigerators larger than 4.6 cubic feet, 115 volt, 60 cycle AC, 230 watts
  • Animals / Pets - other than fish.
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