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What You Might Consider Bringing for the Fall Semester

At home you may have your own room, but at college, your room becomes your home! Here is a list of suggested items you might want to bring with you to college. If you forget something, don't worry; we have a College Store (on campus), Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Staples, and Target.

Academic Items/Supplies

  • Address Book
  • Post-It Notes
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Paper Clips
  • Planner
  • Calendar
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Bookends
  • Tape/Stapler/Staples
  • Computer Disks
  • Highlighter
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Personal Items

  • Medication
  • Prescriptions
  • Aspirin
  • Band-Aids
  • Hair/Styling Products
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Shower Caddy
  • Feminine Products

Clothing Items

  • Bathrobe
  • Sleeping Attire
  • Snow Boots
  • Dress Shoes
  • Coats (Fall/Spring/Winter)
  • One set of Dress Clothes
  • Gloves/Hat/Scarf
  • Shower Shoes
  • Underwear/Socks

Electronic Items

  • Alarm Clock (with Battery Back-Up)
  • Radio/CD Player/Discman/MP3 Player
  • Phone (caller ID available)
  • Camera
  • Calculator

Room Items

  • Comforter/Blanket
  • Fan
  • Sheets (size: twin, extra long)
  • Room lamp (NO HALOGENS)
  • Iron
  • Desk Lamp
  • Hangers
  • Pillows
  • Storage Bins
  • Plastic Crates
  • Hammer/Tacks
  • Humidifier
  • Small Refrigerator

Laundry/Cleaning Items

  • Detergent/Softener
  • Stain Remover
  • Endust/Rag
  • Paper Towels
  • Basket
  • Sponges
  • Windex
  • Small Vacuum

Miscellaneous Items

  • Umbrella
  • Message Board
  • Backpack
  • Sports Equipment
  • Identification Cards (license, social security)
  • Plastic Plates/Cups/Utensils
  • Pots & Utensils (for use in kitchenette)
  • Extra Money

DO NOT BRING

  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hot Pots
  • Microwave (they are already in the residence halls)
  • Candles/Incense
  • Fireworks/Firearms/Weapons

Contact Information

For more information or questions about Student Orientation at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

New Student Orientation

Office: Kehoe 602
Phone: (518) 564-3282
Email: orientation@plattsburgh.edu