What (and What Not) To Bring

A handy list to keep with you as you’re shopping and packing for Hollins.

The Basics

  • Regular twin-size sheets
  • Comforter or other blanket
  • Pillows
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Toiletries
  • Backpack/tote bag
  • Desk lamp
  • Office supplies (scissors, tape, thumbtacks, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Bath towels
  • Telephone

Creature Comforts

  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Hair dryer
  • Sewing kit
  • Rug
  • Cushions
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CDs
  • Rounded extension cords
  • Computer
  • Slippers
  • Camera
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Book light
  • Favorite stuffed animals

Clothing Considerations

Here are some items to consider in addition to the clothes you’re planning to bring for everyday wear.
  • Sweaters
  • Cold-weather coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Bathing suit
  • Athletic shoes
  • At least one professional outfit. You never know when you’ll get invited to the president’s house for dinner, or maybe you’ll get to interview for an exciting internship.

Prohibited Items

  • Hotplates
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioners
  • Immersion heaters
  • Portable heaters
  • Appliances with open heating elements
  • Personal irons
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles
  • Incense

Items Only Allowed in Kitchens

  • Popcorn poppers
  • Toaster ovens
  • Electric frying pans
  • Hot pots
  • Microwaves
  • Teapots
  • Coffeepots
  • Other kitchen appliances