What to Bring to College & What to Leave at Home

The Hilbert residences are your home away from home.  Moving in is a lot like getting a place of your own.  To help you get started planning your move, here is a list of some things to bring to your new home at Hilbert:

Personal Items

  • Toiletries
  • Pain and cold medicine
  • Shower bucket
  • Plastic shower shoes
  • Bathrobe
  • Tissues
  • First-aid kit and band-aids
  • Safety pins
  • Hairdryer
  • Prescription medications
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
     

Important Documents

  • Checkbook
  • ATM/Debit Card
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Prescriptions
  • Driver's License


Linen Needs

  • Blankets, sheets, and comforter or bedspread
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Towels and washcloths
     

Doing the Laundry

  • Laundry soap and stain remover
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Sewing kit
     

Snack Time and Kitchen

  • Dishwashing liquid and sponge or dish cloth
  • Dish towels
  • Glasses, dishes and silverware
  • Can opener
  • Resealable plastic bags
     

Things for Your Room

  • Alarm clock
  • Power strip
  • Poster putty for hanging decorations
  • Write on/wipe off message board for your door
  • Small fan
  • Desk lamp 
  • Calendar
  • Small refrigerator
  • Crates or stacking containers
  • Stereo, headphones (so your music doesn't disturb other residents) and CDs
  • Posters and photos
  • Plants
  • Television and VCR/DVD
  • Lap desk and/or bed rest
  • Desktop or Laptop Computer
    •      Wired connection
    •             Ethernet cable & 10/100/1000 NIC Card
    •       Wireless Connection
    •             Wireless Adapter Card -- a 802.11B/G/N compliant card. 
    •       Operating Systems
    •             Only Window XP, Windows Vista, and Macintosh OSX 10.4+ are supported.
    •             Contact Information Services (Bogel 156) for setup when you first arrive.

 

School Supplies

  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Reference books (thesaurus, dictionary)
  • Back pack/book bag
  • Pencils/pens/highlighters
  • Stapler/staples
  • Paper clips
  • 3-hole punch
  • Sticky notes
  • Tape
  • Scissors


Cleaning Up

  • Paper towels
  • Glass cleaner and furniture polish
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Toilet brush
  • Sponges and cleaning cloths
  • Trash basket
  • Garbage bags
  • Dust buster
     

Always Good to Have On Hand

  • Cell Phone/phone/answering machine
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Key ring
  • Sports equipment
  • Snacks
  • Umbrella
  • Inexpensive camera and film
  • Bike and lock
  • Envelopes
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Computer disks or USB drives
  • Screwdriver
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Locking trunk or storage boxes
  • Books
     

What to Leave at Home

  • Candles and incense
  • Halogen and lava lamps
  • Toaster ovens, microwave ovens and grills
  • Weapons
  • Electric heaters
  • Pets, except small fish
  • Air conditioners
  • Water beds
  • Electrical Decorations (Christmas, Halloween, etc.)
  • Liquor Bottles (full or empty)
  • Sunlamps
  • Fireworks/firecrackers
  • Fish tanks over 10 gallons
  • Refrigerators over 3 cubic feet
  • Black lights/strobe lights
     

 

Apartment Residents

Your apartment is equipped with basic kitchen appliances including microwave ovens.  You and your apartment mates must bring dishes, silverware, pots and pans, and cooking utensils.  Living room and bedroom furniture is provided.

 

 

If you have any questions about what to bring/not to bring, please call the Office of Residence Life at 716 649-7900, ext. 362.