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Residential Life

What to Pack and Moving In

Living in Quinnipiac housing means you'll have all the resources you need to be successful. 

First-year students will be welcomed by our helpful team of students, who will help move all your belongings into your new room on your first day. 

Below are some of our suggestions for what to pack to make your space feel like home, as well as important dates regarding move-in and hall closings.

Making Your Space Home

A student unpacking in their room

Once you have received your housing assignment (typically in early August), we recommend contacting your future roommate(s) to coordinate on which large items you each wish to bring or share, such as a TV, rug or refrigerator.

You may view your housing and roommate assignment by logging into MyHousing (student username and password required).

Log into MyHousing

How to Pack


  • Alarm clock

  • Area rug

  • Batteries

  • Bed linens (Twin XL)

  • Bike and lock

  • Blankets

  • Calendar

  • Cell phone

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Command strips

  • Desk lamp and supplies

  • DVD player

  • Electronic device chargers

  • First aid kit

  • Flashlight

  • Hangers

  • Headphones

  • Iron and ironing board/steamer

  • Kitchen utensils and dishware

  • Laundry basket and detergent

  • Microwave

  • Pillows

  • Plants

  • Posters

  • Refrigerator (3.6 cubic feet or less)

  • Seasonal clothing

  • Sewing kit

  • Small fan

  • Snacks

  • Stereo

  • Surge protectors

  • Television

  • Toiletries

  • Tool kit

  • Towels

  • Video games

  • Wastebasket

  • Air-fryers

  • Alcohol containers (under 21)

  • Alcohol or drug paraphernalia

  • Bars and bar-like structures

  • Butane torches

  • Candles, incense and other open-flame devices

  • Darts, dartboards and slingshots

  • Drinking game equipment

  • Electronic/motorized skateboards/hoverboard devices

  • Electric Tea Kettle

  • Fire pits

  • Fireworks, guns, weapons and explosives

  • Flammable objects and/or substances

  • Grill units and propane gas tanks

  • Halogen lamps

  • Hookah pipes or equipment

  • Hot plates/toaster oven (e.g., George Foreman grills)

  • Items that hang from the ceilings

  • Lava lamps

  • Live Christmas trees

  • Multi-cup coffee makers (except coffee pod single-cup coffee brewers, like Keurig)

  • Non-university-approved air-conditioning units

  • Non-university-owned lofts

  • Personal refrigerators larger than 3.6 cubic feet

  • Pools and tent-like structures

  • Smoke and fog machines

  • String lights, LED strips, paper lanterns or copper wire lights

Packing Suggestions

  • Clearly label your belongings with your residence hall and room number.
  • Reach out and coordinate with your future roommate(s) to decide which items you can share the cost of maintaining, such as a TV, fans, refrigerator or rug. This can help save space that would otherwise be occupied by unnecessary bulky items.
  • To maximize space in your vehicle, we advise loading larger items, such as suitcases or plastic bins, into the car first and then packing smaller items around them (just make sure you can see out of your back windows).
  • Make sure the items you are bringing to campus are not prohibited. Reach out to Residential Life if you have any questions.

Move-In Schedule and Important Dates

Keep track of all the important dates for residence hall openings and closings during breaks, as well as schedules for move-in and move-out for the academic year.

Move-in schedule and important dates


A day in the life of Quinnipiac first-year student move-in video

Quinnipiac Move In

Moving into college is exciting! Follow first-year student Quinn Dallai as he moves into Quinnipiac and becomes part of Bobcat Nation during Welcome Weekend.

Housing Resources

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Sign your housing contract and pay your housing reservation fee so that you can live close to friends, close to classes, and have 24-hour support from university staff. Please review the housing contract carefully before signing as it is a legally binding agreement.

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