What to Bring

Do you know what to bring (and what NOT to bring) when you come to campus on? Here are some tips that should make packing a bit easier.

For some of your bigger items, keep in mind Wal-Mart, Target, Best-buy, and Bed, Bath & Beyond are all conveniently located in Burlington.

Check here for information about your room type, size, and amenities.

Elon offers a service through which you can purchase or rent many items such as carpets, micro-fridges (combination microwave-refrigerators), desk hutches, and Twin XL bed linens. These items will be conveniently availabe for you to pick up on Move-In Day, or will be waiting for you in your room. Make sure you communicate with your roommate(s) so you don't double-order.

Absolutely do not forget

  • Extra-long twin sheets, pillow, blankets, and comforter
  • Alarm clock, lamp, flashlight, and small trash can
  • Plastic bucket or tray for shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and other toiletries
  • Flip Flops, a robe, towels, and washcloths
  • Sewing kit
  • Laundry basket/bag and detergent
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Band-Aids, aspirin, allergy medicine
  • Umbrella

Stuff that's not allowed on campus

  • Candles
  • Microwaves, toaster ovens, coffee makers, and other open-coil heating devices
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Track lighting
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • Amplifiers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Power tools
  • Incense, Hookahs, Smoking Devices
  • No firearms, fireworks, explosives, or illegal drugs

Please note this list is not exhaustive. View the student handbook for a complete list of items not allowed on campus.

Stuff you can live without (but you wouldn't be quite as happy!)

  • Pictures from home
  • Refrigerator (You can also rent a combination microwave-refrigerator from Elon; more information will arrive this summer.)
  • Shelves and/or crates
  • Posters and poster tack putty (no nails allowed) TV, VCR or DVD player, answering machine, your favorite music, and a stereo
  • Your address book, stationery, and stamps

Stuff you might not have thought of

  • Extra pair of glasses and/or contact lenses along with a copy of your prescription
  • Bilingual dictionary
  • General text books in your native language(e.g. math, history)
  • U.S. transformer and a plug adaptor
  • Lawn chair, sunscreen, and sunglasses (for beautiful springtime days)

In our attempt to prevent our international students from getting into legal troubles, we strongly recommend that you do not bring any weapons, any fresh agricultural goods which are not gamma radiated, illegal drugs, or prescribed medicine if you do not have any medical doctor’s prescription under your name.  For further details and to avoid any confusion, we encourage you once more to visit the Web site of Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture