Packing checklist

If you're planning to live in our residence halls, you can count on a bed, a mattress, a dresser, a desk and desk chair. In addition, window blinds, a telephone jack, and cable TV jack are provided. Wireless internet is provided in every room and common living area.

Here are some things you may want to bring with you to campus 

  • Social security card
  • Bedspread or comforter, blankets
  • Regular twin sheets
  • Pillow(s) and pillowcase(s)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock (battery powered)
  • Surge protectors
  • Toiletries & carrying container
  • Regular medications
  • Backpack
  • School and desk supplies
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Current insurance card or two-sided copy of parents' plan covering student
  • Renter's insurance (may potentially be covered by parent's home insurance, but would need to check)

Items that may be useful, but not essential

  • Microwave
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Can opener
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Hair dryer/curling iron
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry basket, iron, quarters
  • Detergent and fabric softener/dryer sheets
  • Stamps and stationery
  • Camera
  • Small television
  • Sewing and tool kits
  • Checkbook/debit card
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Personal computer, wireless-ready
  • Music system
  • Pictures, posters, and other decorative items
  • Small coffee maker
  • Desk/floor lamp
  • Dishware and dish soap
  • Bicycle and U-lock
  • Extra wastebasket
  • Broom or small vacuum
  • Message board for door

There are some things we need you to leave at home

  • Toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, George FormanTM grills, electric fry pans or other appliances with exposed heating elements
  • Halogen Lamps/Torchiere Lamps
  • Incense
  • Pets (except for fish)
  • Extension cords
  • Alcohol/alcoholic containers (including shot glasses)
  • Weapons of any kind

GET IN TOUCH WITH Residential Living

Residential Living
Washburn Residential Living Office
Living Learning Center
1801 SW Jewell Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone & Email
(785) 670-1065
Fax : (785) 670-1186

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