Packing List

As you prepare to check into your new home on-campus, we've developed a list of items to bring to campus and what to leave at home. If you are sharing a room with roommate(s), we encourage you to reach out to coordinate bringing items you might share.

In Your Room

Each room is furnished with desks, chairs, beds, drawers, and shelf space. We've provided a list of items to best help with your transition at AU. Remember, you will need far less than you imagine. Many necessities can be purchased at the Campus Store.

  • Twin sheets and pillowcases (full sheets for Nebraska Hall)
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Alarm clock
  • Non-halogen desk lamp
  • Surge protector power strip with long cord
  • Bath towels
  • Shower shoes or flip flops
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Toiletries caddy
  • Headphones
  • Hangers
  • Wall mounting strips
  • Laundry bag and HE laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Small vacuum
  • Trash and recycling bins
  • Dishes and glasses
  • Eating utensils
  • Water pitcher
  • Single serve coffee maker with automatic shut-off (ex. Keurig, Bella, etc.) 

Nebraska Hall and the Frequency residents should bring kitchen equipment, cooking appliances, toilet paper and cleaning supplies.

* Cassell, Centennial, East Campus, and the Frequency should bring bathroom cleaning supplies and toilet paper.

The items on this list are frequently reviewed by AU Housing & Residence Life and AU Risk Management. It is a violation of the Residence Hall Regulations to bring such items to the AU Residence Halls.

  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Pets, except small fish or unless approved through Academic Support and Access Center
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Bed risers (must rent bed lofts via AU)
  • Microwaves (must be rented from MyFridgeRental)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Open-coil appliances (toasters, hot plates, space heaters, etc.)
  • Grills, including George Foreman
  • All candles and incense
  • Extension cords (Surge protector power strips allowed)
  • Space heater
  • Hot plates
  • Electric coffee makers or electric tea kettles

To view our Housing CheckList Guide in PDF click here

Zero Waste

AU Zero Waste

In support of the university's role in its green initiative, we highly recommend all residents to use reusable containers when packing, to reduce waste on our campus. Join us in our goal to send zero waste to landfills and incinerators by 2020.