With move-in day (August 23) right around the corner, we wanted to give some tips on what you should (and shouldn’t) pack in your suitcase.

What to bring:

  • Shower caddy to carry toiletries
  • Rubber shower flip-flops
  • Towels & bed linens (Twin XL)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Laundry basket/detergent
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • First aid supplies
  • TV, DVD player, video game consoles
  • Computer/Ethernet cord
  • Small refrigerator under 4 cubic feet
  • Microwave 600-800 watts
  • Fan
  • Wireless Router to make room Wi-Fi ready

What not to bring:

  • Alcohol, empty alcohol containers, alcohol boxes
  • Incense/Candles
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Ashtrays
  • Pets (other than fish-10 gal limit)
  • Printers (each building is equipped)
  • Homemade lofts

Our move-in guide will provide you with full details on what to expect during move-in day.

If you have any questions about housing and residential life, feel free to reach out to us at housing@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2118. We can’t wait to have you join the Dragon family!

Sarah Jones


Sarah Jones
Area Director
Housing and Residential Life
Fun Fact: Owns a cat named Stella