Suggested Packing List

Wondering What To Bring With You To UMM?

The lists below will give you an idea of what is already provided for you in your residence hall room and what items you might want to consider bring with you. There is also a list of items, which will need to be left at home as they are not allowed in the residence halls. 

Each Room Is Furnished With:

o Cable TV Hookup
o Desk & Desk Chair*
o Dresser*
o Twin Size Bed & Mattress*
o Wardrobe*
o Window Curtains
o Wireless Internet

Suggested Room Items:

o Alarm Clock
o Dry-Erase Wall Calendar
o Fan
o Favorite Movies & Books
o Pictures & Posters
o Storage Bins
o Under-The-Bed Storage Trays

Suggested Desk Supplies:

o Planner/calendar
o Desk Lamp
o Index Cards
o Notebooks
o Paper Clips & Binder Clips
o Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, Sharpies
o Post-It Notes
o Ruler
o Scissors
o Stapler & Staples
o Tape
o Three-Hole Punch
o USB Flash Drives

Suggested Laundry Supplies:

o Clothes Hangers
o Laundry Bag / Hamper
o Laundry Detergent, Stain Remover
o Lint Brush

Suggested Linen Supplies:

o Bedspread / Comforter
o Mattress Pad
o Pillows
o Sheets & Pillow Cases (XL Twin)
o Towels

Suggested Toiletries:

o Comb / Brush
o Dental Floss
o Hairstyling Products
o Lotion / Moisturizer
o Nail Clippers
o Razor & Shaving Cream
o Shampoo & Conditioner
o Soap
o Toothpaste & Toothbrush
o Tweezers

Suggested Miscellaneous Items:

o Air Fresheners
o All-Purpose Cleaner
o Aspirin/Tylenol
o Bandages & Antibiotic Ointment
o Can Opener
o Cough Drops
o Paper Towels
o Poster Putty & 3M Hooks
o Shower Catty
o Shower Shoes / Flip-Flops
o Surge Protector / Power Strip
o Tissues
o Trash Bags
o Water Bottle
o Wet Wipes

Items To Leave At Home:
  • Heating elements (e.g. hot plate, toaster oven, space heater)
  • Microwave oven
  • Microwave
  • Any refrigerator larger than a mini-fridge. (See section on our rentable MicroChill units!)
  • Personal wireless router
  • Halogen lamps
  • Neon signs
  • Two-prong extension cords
  • Air conditioners 
  • Analog televisions
  • Pets other than small fish in up to 10 gallon tank
  • Large furniture that will not fit in the room
  • One-of-a-kind or irreplaceable items
  • Weapons or ammunition
  • Candles or incense
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hoverboards
  • Drones
  • Tobacco in any form
  • Alcohol, if under 21 or residing in Substance Free Housing
  • Illegal or non-prescribed drugs (including marijuana in any form)
Suggestions On Clothing:

You may want to consider just bringing seasonal clothing with you when you move in and storing out-of-season clothing at your home. Then when you go home for a weekend visit or for one of the breaks, you can swap out your clothing. Winters in Maine are cold, windy and snowy. Be sure to bring appropriate winter gear including, winter-boots, hats, gloves and scarves.

Suggested Essentials:

o Checkbook, Debit / Credit Card
o Medical Insurance Card
o Photo ID
o Prescriptions / Medicines
o Insurance / Renters Insurance – UMM is not responsible for damages to and/or the loss of any personal property. Students are advised to take steps to secure all property as well as to arrange for insurance coverage. Some homeowners’ policies cover students’ belongings while they are away at college. Ask your insurance provider about policies and/or separate coverage.

Sharing Is Great – Check With Your Roommate On The Following:

Often times there are a lot of items which seem like a good idea to bring to college, but when you arrive on move-in day, you find that your roommate also brought along the same items. Many times you and your roommate will be able to share the items listed below.

o Area Rug
o Coffee Maker / Keurig Machine
o Floor Lamps
o Hair Dryer
o Kitchen Supplies (baking sheet, mixing bowl, etc.)
o Memo Board / Dry-Erase Board
o Mini Fridge (4.0 c/f max) or MicroChill unit (one per room allowed)
o Stereo, TV, DVD Player, Gaming Console
o Table Settings (plates, mugs, cups, silverware, etc.)

+ If there are items you use in your daily life that are not on this list, bring them with you. This list is only intended to be a starting point for your packing adventure.

+ If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Residence Life Coordinator at 207-255-1439

* Each student is provided with this set of furniture.