Move In Logistics
Planning and Packing
The following check list has been compiled to help you plan for your arrival in the Fall. Remember that Princeton Student Agencies (PSA) can supply, for purchase or rental, many of your dorm room decorating needs such as carpeting, lamps, lofts, bookcases, entertainment equipment, and Microfridges (rental only through PSA). Check out their Tent Sale during Move In weekend. The Princeton University Store also sells dorm room furnishings which can be pre-ordered online and picked up at the store when you arrive on campus. The catalog of available merchandise will be published on their web site in mid-July.
If you plan to purchase appliances for your room be sure to consult the Authorized Appliance list and refrigerator regulations provided by the department of Housing and Real Estate Services.
Student Computer Initiative
If you plan to purchase a computer, check out the Student Computer Initiative which provides Princeton students with aggressively priced, highly capable computers to facilitate academic work.
If you plan to ship items to campus, follow the special shipping instructions.
What To Bring
blanket or comforter
laundry basket or bag
towels and washcloths
power strip with build in breaker
desk lamp (halogen lamps prohibited, see Fire Safety Policy)
electric fan (air conditioners are not allowed)
cleaning supplies (such as broom, dust pan, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner)
What Not To Bring
any heat producing electrical appliance not on the authorized list, including but not limited to:
- hot pot
- toaster oven
- microwave oven
- space heater
- large refrigerator (over 5.2 cubic ft.)
- non-breaker electrical adapters