Move In Day Tips and Tricks | Residence Life | Mississippi College
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What to Bring

Everyone should bring:

  • Bed linens, including mattress pad, pillows, pillow cases, XL twin-sized sheets, blankets – All beds are XL long twins
  • Bathroom linens, including towels and washcloths
  • Bins for toiletries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket, detergent, and dryer sheets
  • Surge protector
  • Alarm clock
  • Computer
  • Room decorations

Coordinate with your roommate to bring:

  • Small ironing board and iron
  • Television and DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Small Refrigerator – no taller than 3ft. (only one per room)

What Not To Bring

  • Microwaves
  • Halogen lamps or halogen bulbs of any kind
  • Hotplate, skillet, toaster, toaster over, rice cooker, George Foreman grill, or similar cooking or high wattage appliances with exposed surfaces
  • Pets – besides fish in a tank up to 10 gallons
  • Air conditioner or space heater
  • Candles/incense
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia

Move-In Tips

  • Don’t over pack – Don’t over load boxes making them too heavy to carry.  You can avoid this common mistake by using smaller boxes.  Smaller boxes are easier to manipulate when packing them into vehicles and much lighter for you and the move-in crew to carry.
  • Be sure all your belongs are contained in boxes – Loose items are easily dropped or lost.  Please make every effort to pack all your belongings inside boxes or containers.  That includes hanging clothes, toiletries, shoes, etc.
  • Label EVERY box and EVERY item – We will do our best to make sure your belongings make to your room but please make that process easy on our move-in crew by labeling every box and every item you are moving into your room with your name and your room number
  • Keep it LIGHT – Most buildings do not have elevators and the ones that do often get highly congested, so please try to keep boxes light to make it easier to carry upstairs.
  • Bring a handcart or dolly
  • Be patient!