Packing Essentials

For Commuters
  • USB
  • Fordham ID
  • Parking Permit
  • Monthly Metro-North passes/Metro Card/LIRR passes/NJ Transit and/or Path passes
  • School Bag/Tote Bag
  • School supplies
  • Lock for locker (Reservation for locker space is available in the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development)
For more information, please visit Student Leadership & Community Development.

For Residents


  • Check with your roommate and/or suitemates to make sure you don't bring duplicate items (like stereos, TVs, computers, printers, etc.)!
  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories) appliances only (hair dryers, coffee makers, popcorn poppers, etc.). Electric coffee makers are allowed, but they should have an automatic turn-off.
  • Any extension cords must be heavy-duty.
  • All power strips MUST have surge protectors/suppressors.
  • The university will not reimburse any losses due to damage, theft, etc.
  • Recycling is MANDATORY in the residence hall and only clear trash bags are allowed.
  • Lincoln Center students are not allowed to bring non-university furniture. Desk, tables, chairs, couch, refrigerator, etc. are provided.

Please Bring:
  • First Aid Kit - band-aids, peroxide, vitamins, antibiotic cream, cold/allergy medicine, headache remedy, ace bandage, adhesive tape, aloe, thermometer, sunscreen, skin lotions
  • Sewing Kit - scissors, pins, needles, buttons, thread, lint brush, safety pins
  • Shower Flip Flops
  • Shower Caddy with soap, washcloth/puff, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, razor, shaving cream
  • Full Length Mirror
  • Toiletries - cotton balls/swabs, tissues, q-tips, cosmetics, deodorant, skin lotion, perfumes/colognes, hairbrush, blow dryer, eyeglass case, contact supplies, nail polish & remover
  • Jewelry Box
  • Small wastebaskets
  • Linen (mattresses are 36" x 80" ["Twin XL"] at Lincoln Center)
  • Cable-ready television and coaxial cable
  • Hangers/closet organizers
  • Storage boxes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Flashlight

Please Do Not Bring:
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Hot plates
  • Open coils
  • Toaster ovens
  • Space heaters
  • Halogen lamps
  • Bed lofts
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Wireless access points.
  • Dartboards

For more information, please visit Residential Life.

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