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Residence Life: New Students

Packing Guide

You're getting ready for the big trip to SUNY New Paltz. The car is sitting three inches off the ground because of all the stuff you've crammed into it, suddenly it hits you - you've forgotten something. You're not sure what it is or where it is, but it's somewhere in your room, possibly underneath the bed.

In order to aid you in packing for school, we offer you these suggestions:

  • Pack what you NEED, not everything you want or own. Remember you will be sharing a room with one or two other persons.
  • Don't forget clothes for all kinds of weather including an umbrella and boots.
  • In order to make your room just like home, don't forget to personalize it with posters, rugs, plants, curtains, dry-erase boards, and pictures of family and friends.
  • For your comfort you may want to bring a small refrigerator. Make sure it is UL approved and does not exceed five cubic feet in volume, and requires three or less amps of electrical power. You can also rent one when you arrive on campus.
  • Other items you may want to bring: radio, sporting equipment, eating utensils, desk lamp, clothes iron, VCR/DVD player, TV, and a power surge/circuit breaker strip (UL approved).
  • Remember everything you bring must go back home with you at the end of the academic year.

Other things that you shouldn't forget, but might:
Pillows, comforter, laundry detergent, towels, stamps, stationary, money for text books, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, high school yearbook, linens, toiletries, favorite stuffed animal, broom, pens, pencils, notebooks, computer, calendar, friend's addresses, bathing suit, telephone.

THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT EVEN CONSIDER PACKING:
Halogen lamps, incense, cinder blocks, extension cords, pets, toaster ovens, toasters, hot plates, microwave ovens, open coil appliances, candles, kegs, amplifiers, firearms, clipon lamps, weapons, and hazardous athletic/recreational equipment (nun chuka sticks, throwing stars, samurai swords and archery equipment.)

NONE OF THESE ITEMS ABOVE ARE PERMITTED IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS.

This is just a partial list of what to pack and what not to bring. So cancel your reservation for a U-Haul, and don't fret - no matter how hard you've tried to pack, you will never remember everything! Should you forget any item, remember New Paltz has many local businesses designed to meet consumer needs.

Good luck and see you soon!

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New Student FAQ's

Q: I am signed up for Orientation, now what?
A: You will receive a letter, no later than the 2nd week of June, with all the information telling you what you need to do before Orientation.

Q: When do I get to select my room placement for the Fall Semester?
A: Students will select their Fall room placement during their assigned Orientation Session.

Q:I am not able to attend Orientation, how can I sign up for my room placement for the Fall Semester?
A: Students that are not able to attend orientation will be contacted by us the 1st week of August regarding their room assignment.