UW-Stout Packing List

Know what to bring for move-in day
July 30, 2020

Your student’s move-in day is just around the corner. And while they're thinking about how to make their room their own, there are some things they'll definitely need to bring. But the number of packing lists on Pinterest and other blogs can be overwhelming.

We’ve curated a basic, necessity-based packing list covering bedding, storage, office materials, and more.

There's a printable version you can download, too. See you all very soon!


  • Two pillows
  • Body pillow
  • 2-3 sets of XL twin sheets
  • One light comforter/blanket
  • One comforter
  • Egg crate mattress pad
  • Fabric spray
  • Underbed bin for bedding storage (if not bunking)


Move-in Day at UW-Stout residence halls.
  • Plastic drawers for what the dresser can’t fit
  • Milk crate or similar for closet shelf storage
  • Underbed bin for extra storage (snacks, bedding, etc.)
  • Pencil/pen holder
  • Command hooks for frames and hanging up keys/lanyard


  • 2-3 towels; 1 hand towel for face washing
  • Shower sandals
  • Shower caddy
  • Small caddy for the sink (optional)
  • Travel soap container (for bar soap)
  • Tray or small towel to set your wet shower caddy on
  • Medicine for cold/cough
  • Clorox wipes


Move-in day at UW-Stout residence halls.
  • Highlighters (students may highlight in our textbooks!)
  • Post-its
  • A planner (digital or paper)
  • Calculator
  • Note cards
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Fun-tac for posters
  • Extra phone charger
  • Notebook (for written note-takers)
  • Pens and pencils

Dorm room


  • Futon/bean bags for seating (futons should be 80 inches or less)
  • Rug (optional - all rooms are carpeted)
  • Power strip and extension cord (each room comes with one power strip)
  • Coffeemaker or Keurig
  • String lights
  • Body mirror
  • Small vacuum
  • Reusable plasticware
  • Microwavable bowl and plate
  • Command hooks (for bags, towels, mirror, etc.)
  • Desk and floor lighting
  • Cooking equipment (not available for rental during fall semester)