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Concordia Move-In Checklist

May 12, 2017
Student Dorm

Incoming Tornados! Want to get a head start on figuring out what you need to buy, pack and leave at home before hitting up your dorm this August?

Look no further! We have a list of what you need to bring right here!


  • XL twin sized bedding
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry detergent/ laundry basket
  • Clothes hamper
  • Clothes
  • A small vacuum cleaner


  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Plunger
  • Trashcan, trash bags
  • First aid kit
  • Personal toiletries


  • Desk lamp
  • Rugs
  • Curtains
  • Under-bed storage drawers or caddies

School Supplies

  • Backpack or book bag
  • Pens, paper, pencils
  • Notebooks, binders, folders
  • Tape, scissors, stapler
  • Pushpins, paper clips
  • Organizer, planner
  • Calendar
  • Ethernet cable


  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Headphones
  • Cell phone and portable battery charger
  • Television (In order for your TV to be compatible with the cable system, your TV must have a QAM tuner. Most TVs manufactured after 2006 have a QAM tuner. Check your owner’s manual for more information. Basic cable service is provided.)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Umbrella or a raincoat
  • A small sewing kit
  • Extension cords
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • An overnight bag or suitcase
  • Posters and other decorative items

Included in the rooms

  • Ethernet ports for internet access (provide own Ethernet cable)
  • Restroom
  • Extra-long twin bed (includes mattress and frame)
  • One Cisco telephone
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Chest of drawers
  • Microwave
  • Small refrigerator and freezer
  • -Entertainment center

Included in the lounge

  • Laundry facilities
  • Two flat screen televisions
  • One ping-pong table
  • One foosball table
  • Kitchenette
  • Study rooms
  • Couches, chairs
  • Outdoor lounges with furniture
  • Electric piano

What to leave at home

  • Microwave (The dorms are equipped with microwaves)
  • Refrigerator (Provided)
  • Weapons (swords, knives, martial arts equipment, guns)
  • Additional furniture (couches, chairs, desks)
  • Wireless routers
  • Candles, fireworks, incense, combustibles
  • Hot plates
  • Illegal drug paraphernalia
  • Animals and/or pets

P.S. If your parents are willing, have them leave you with a gift card. Many needs will emerge long after mom and dad bid you farewell.

Congrats on making it this far! Concordia is excited to have you on campus. WOOSH!

Need more information? Check out our Residential Life page to learn more!