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A Handy College Move-In Checklist

Welcome to the new semester at school! While Onyx student housing goes above and beyond to ensure student comfort and upscale living, there will inevitably be a few minor details you’ll want to sort out on your own. Here’s a helpful college move-in checklist to ensure you hit the ground running.


Some things you don’t want to forget. Keep this checklist, and double-check it to make sure you’ve brought everything you need for your semester this fall:

  • Blankets
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Laundry Basket
  • Phone Charger
  • Pillows
  • Sheets & Linens
  • Small Trash Can
  • Towels

Want To Make Life Easier?

Some things aren’t necessities, but you might want them for convenience. Here are some things that will make college life easier:

  • Backpack
  • Bedside Clock & Alarm
  • Bulletin Board w/ Pushpins
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Personal Bedside Lamp
  • Storage Trays

Be Prepared for Class

Of course, no college checklist is complete without the requisite academic tools. Here are some items to set yourself up for success at college:

  • Index Cards
  • Notebooks (1 Per Class)
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Scissors
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Tape
  • USB Media Storage Devices

Make Life Better

And don’t forget to supply yourself with plenty of things to have a good time during your free time:

  • Board Games & Cards
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Headphones
  • Laptop
  • MP3 Player
  • Portable Speakers

Toiletries & Miscellaneous

Your list might seem complete, but who wants to go to the store first thing when starting their college adventure? Don’t forget to bring these items to get you all set up without having to run errands:

  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Dental Floss
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Razor & Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Shower Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Trash Bags
  • Umbrella

As you prepare to start your new school year, think about the things you can’t live without, and add them to the list. At Onyx, college life is a high-end experience every day with amenities like a resort-style swimming pool and jumbotron. We know that student life is about a lot more than just a superb home base, so check out our blog for more ideas on adventure, exploration, and practicalities.


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