Clothing for warm and cold weather (storing seasonal clothing at home, if an option, is recommended)
Swimsuit and other athletic clothing
Laundry basket or bag (and detergent)
Under-the-bed storage boxes and bed risers
Iron and ironing board
What to Leave Behind
Candles (even if only used for decoration or if the wick has been removed)
Microwave over 750 watts
Other personal cooking appliances (toaster/toaster oven, convection oven, George Foreman Grill, hot plate, hot pot, oil popcorn popper, panini press, rice cooker)
Pets (non-carnivorous fish are OK)
Weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to firearms, ammunition, bow and arrow, swords, knives and paint ball/pellet guns)
As you start your Bucknell journey, prepare to stay healthy with a Self-care Kit. Consider bringing these items with you to Bucknell:
Mild pain and/or fever reducer, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Mild pain, fever and/or anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen (Advil)
Antihistamine/allergy medicine (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec)
1% hydrocortisone cream
Antacid (Maalox, Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol, Tums)
Decongestant (Sudafed PE)
Anti-diarrhea medication (Imodium)
Band-aids of various sizes
Bucknell does not provide appliances like microwaves or mini-fridges for single and double rooms assigned to first-year students and sophomores. You can coordinate with your roommate and bring your own appliances or rent a MicroFridge — an appliance with both functions — through the Campus Specialties website.
Once you have your current housing assignment including room number and building name, you can place your order. Campus Specialties will deliver the unit directly to your room and remove it after you move out at the end of the spring semester. You just need to clean it out and unplug the unit when you move out.
If you want extra protection for your personal property, whether you are on campus or studying abroad, consider purchasing the College Plus Insurance plan. Their 24/7 plan protects you against theft; damages from accidents, burglary, fire, water or natural disasters like floods and earthquakes.
The plan covers computers, laptops and personal devices including tablets, smartphones and audio players. It also covers school books, clothes, bicycles, musical instruments, and sporting goods.
Dorm Room Movers is the University's storage partner, and is available for students to store items during the summer for a fee. Students using this service must pack their belongings using packing supplies provided by the company. Boxes will be picked up by the company on campus at the end of the academic year and will be delivered to your new residence the following year.