While we hope you won't need the supplies on the list below, it's better to plan ahead. Prepare a "go bag" with the following items that can be packed and ready to go on a moment's notice.
You should have enough of the following supplies to last two weeks.
Medications: Any prescriptions you regularly take and over-the-counter medications such as fever reducers and pain relievers
Self-care items: Tissues, hand sanitizer, soothing drink mixes or teas
Extra school supplies
EPA approved cleaning wipes
Toiletry items: Shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste
Other personal care items: Razors, hygiene and nail care products, etc.
Extra contacts or glasses and associated supplies
Healthy non-perishable snacks such as nuts, dried fruits, granola or other snack bars
Small amount of laundry detergent/pods
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.