As we are preparing for opening the residence halls for Fall 2013, we know all of you are also preparing for your student to move down (or up) to Coastal Carolina University. Here is a list to help you know what to pack, and what to leave at home. Before purchasing everything on this list, encourage your student to contact his or her future roommate. Many times, one student will bring a microwave, and another can bring a vacuum! Also, we do have many big box stores in the area. Consider waiting to purchase the “big stuff” here so you can less to pack.
What to bring?
Clothes and shoes (Especially for the hot summer)
Personal linens (towels and bed sheets)
For student in Ingle, Eaglin, the Woods, the Gardens, or University Place doubles, sheet sizes are Twin XL. For students in University Place singles, sheet size is full size.
Toiletries and cleaning supplies
Microwaves (UL approved/<1000 Watts)
Refrigerators (UL approved/<4.6 cubic feet)
Iron (must bring/use ironing board)
Stereo (w/ headphones)
Extension cords (UL approved/grounded)
Surge protector strip
What to leave at home?
George Foreman Grills
Toaster or Toaster Ovens
Neon Lights, black lights, or lava lamps
Portable Dish/Clothes Washer
Charcoal or Gas Grills
Alcohol and Drugs
Students living in apartments with kitchens (University Place, The Woods, and The Gardens) are permitted to have sandwich makers, George Foreman Grills, coffee makers, rice cookers, tea kettles/boilers, and kitchen knives, but those should be kept in the kitchen.