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What to Bring

Move-In Item Checklist

Below are bulleted lists of items and ideas previous students have helped compile in order to make the move in process as easy as it can be for you.  Be sure to check back here for additional details throughout Summer 2013.

Be sure on move-in day to bring your dolly or hand truck to save time and energy! As a service to you, University and Student Services, Inc offers a move-in package which grants you access to the express move-in uloading lanes on check-in day while taking all your belongings from your vehicle to your residence hall room. Learn more about the services offered University and Student Services, Inc.

Items Needed in Residence Halls

  • StudentID (serves not only as campus ID but also as a door key for certaindoors and as declining balance card for a meal plan and/or Sooner Sense)
  • Social Security Card (for employment purposes)
  • Insurance plan/card
  • Bedding (pillows and pillow cases, sheets, blanket, comforter)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Season-appropriate clothes
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock or clock radio (with battery)
  • Cell phone (if desired; public courtesy phones are available on each hall floor)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Prescribed medications
  • Backpack and school supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, paper)
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Recreational equipment (cards, sport supplies, games)

Items Subject to Confiscation

  • Candles/incense (even if you do not intend to burn them)
  • Pets
  • Alcohol/decorated alcohol containers
  • Weapons
  • Air, paint, pellet and BB guns

Self-care Items

  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Cleaning supplies (trash bags, broom, etc.)
  • Laundry basket, iron
  • Detergent and fabric softener
  • Desk supplies (stapler, folders, binders, etc.)
  • Dictionary, thesaurus
  • Bicycle and bike lock
  • Small sewing and tool kits
  • Extra trash bags
  • Checkbook, debit card
  • Extension cords
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Personal computer
  • First-aid kit

Room Accessories

  • Crates/storage containers/stand-alone shelving
  • Desk lamp
  • Message board
  • Trash can

Discuss with Roommate Before Purchasing

  • Microwave/MiniFridge or the Micro-Fridge (4.5 cubic feet or less - 1 per room).  Learn more about the MicroFridge.
  • Rug(s) as desired
  • Television, DVD player (1 per room)
  • Stereo


The University of Oklahoma assumes no financial responsibility for damages to, or loss of, the personal property of students. The University of Oklahoma departments of Housing and Food Services and Risk Management collectively recommend that students check their parents’ homeowner’s insurance policy to see if their personal items would be covered in the event of damage while living in a residence hall or an on-campus apartment at the University of Oklahoma. If a student is not covered by his or her parents’ homeowners insurance or if they wish to purchase additional coverage exclusively for the student, he or she may check with any general insurance agency for details on securing such insurance. These companies can be located by checking your local phone book. Other options are listed below in no particular order and without any implied recommendation by the University of Oklahoma. We have no “preferred” vendor.”

CSI Insurance Agency Inc.
316 Maxwell Road, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Next Generation Insurance
5080 N. 40th Street, Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Haylor, Freyer & coon, Inc.
231 Salina Meadows Parkway
Syracuse, NY 13221-4743

National Student Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2137
Stillwater, OK 74076