/ Student Life

Packing List

Are you a minimalist or an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of packer? Whatever your habits, we have a few suggestions for what to bring to campus in August.

Hope College arch

The Essentials

Housing assignment (mid-July)
Course schedule and academic advisor assignment (end of July)
ATM/debit card
 Social Security card
Copy of insurance card 
Phone and charger
Window fan/box fan 
Extension cord and power strip 
Surge protector 
Trash can
Set of dining utensils
Sanitizing wipes

Study Supplies

Pens, pencils and highlighters
Index cards
Sticky notes
Scissors and tape
Stapler and staples
Folders and binders
Calendar and day planner

Laundry and Cleaning

Laundry bag or hamper
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets
Paper towels
Stain remover
Air freshener
Cleaning wipes

Bath and Bed Supplies

Towels and washclothes
Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
Soap and body wash
Shower tote and shower sandals 
Hair brush, hair dryer, flat iron and comb
Extra long twin sheets (39" x 80") and mattress pad
Comforter/duvet and pillows
Prescriptions and refills
Mini first aid kit

Seasonal Items

Winter coat
Hat, scarf and mittens
Beach towel
Lawn chair

Room Extras

Gaming consoles
Mini-fridge (limit 3.4 cubic feet)
Coffee pot
Floor lamp or desk lamp
  Tool kit
  Room decor
  Dry erase board for your door


Things to Leave at Home

Please leave your grills, toasters, space heaters, candles, incense and air conditioners at home. Each residence hall is equipped with a kitchen, including a microwave, for your convenience.