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Wondering what to bring? Use our packing list to get started

Via this handy checklist app, you can download your Clark packing list to your mobile device or computer — and even add your own items to check off the list. And here’s a suggestion from a Clarkie who remembers what it’s like to pack for college: Print out each list to include in the box you’re packing so you don’t forget anything.

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  • Reading lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothing for all seasons
  • Pajamas
  • Gym clothes
  • Shoes for all seasons
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Hamper for dirty laundry
  • Hangers
  • Hold/cold tumbler
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Travel mug
  • Backpack/tote bag
  • Umbrella
  • School Supplies
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower flip flops
  • Towels (full-sized, hand, and face)
  • Toiletries
  • Over the counter medicine
  • Vitamin C and other vitamins
  • First aid kit
  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trash can


storage box

  • Bed risers
  • Underbed storage
  • Command strips/hooks
  • Three drawer storage container


pillow and ted

  • Comforter/quilt/throw blanket
  • Twin XL sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillows


cleaning supplies

  • Small vacuum
  • Cleaning spray
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Paper towels

Important Docs

credit card

  • Driver’s license/passport (a passport or 2 forms of ID are required if you plan to work on campus, click here for more information)
  • Credit/debit card
  • Health insurance card
  • Vaccination record card (if applicable)


laptop and headset

  • Computer
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Headphones
  • Surge protector
  • USB flash drive
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Batteries


desktop fan

  • Photos of friends and family
  • Mattress topper
  • Small fan
  • Sleep kit (eye mask, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobe


boiling pot

  • Dish set
    • Plates
    • Bowls
    • Cups
    • Cutlery
  • Cooking Supplies
    • Pots
    • Pans
    • Cooking utensils
  • Can opener
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Food storage bags and containers



  • Camera
  • String lights
  • Board/card games
  • Mini dry erase board
  • Your favorite musical instrument
  • Picnic blanket to sit on the green
  • Posters, artwork, and other wall art
  • Soccer ball, and other sporting goods

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Contact Information

Dean of Students

Office Information
Office Hours
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday through Friday