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What students should bring

The following list will give you some idea of the items your student may need if living on campus. There are shopping areas close to campus and accessible via public transportation. In addition, many of these items may be purchased at the USD Bookstore or the Hahn University Center mini-market. One resident advises, “Start out light. You can always bring more things at breaks or have them mailed to you. It is better than being squashed into your
room!”

LINENS
Sheets/mattress pad*
Pillow/pillowcases
Blankets/comforter
Towels/washcloths
Laundry bag or basket
Laundry detergent
PERSONAL CARE
Carryall shower tote
Toothbrush/comb
Soap/soap dish
Mirror
Deodorant/razor
Cosmetics
Hair dryer/curling iron
Bathrobe
First-aid kit
Paper tissues
ROOM FURNISHINGS
Hangers/sewing kit
Alarm clock
Wastebasket
Fan
Flashlight
Power strip
Iron/ironing board
Stacking bins/crates
Clip-on reading light
DESK ITEMS
Desk lamp
Scissors/paper clips
Calendar
Pencils/tape/stapler/
pens
Dictionary/thesaurus
NICE TO HAVE
Computer
Laptop lock
Programs/guides/disks
Posters
Camera/film
Picture frames
Photo albums
Beach chair
Sleeping bag
Throw rug
Umbrella
Sports equipment
Mug/plate/utensils
BE SURE TO REMEMBER
Important papers
Financial aid forms
Driver’s license
Social security card
Backpack/book bag
Family doctor’s name
and phone number
Medical insurance card
Cash/checkbook

*Bed sizes are either regular twin (76”) or extra long (80”). Visit www.sandiego.edu/residencelife to view bed size information according to resident hall.  Extra long sheets will fit on both bed sizes.

If belongings need to be mailed to the university, plan to have them arrive between Aug. 27 and Sept. 1.  Boxes and packages should clearly show the new students name, and include the student’s mailbox number if possible (provided with residence hall assignment).

Visit www.sandiego.edu/residencelife for more information about living on campus.

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