Move-In Monday: The EC Pack ListWe are eager for the approach of Fall Term and the chance to welcome incoming first-year students to our campus. To help them transition to college life, the Residence Life team will share tips and tricks every Monday between now and August 22 to get students packed, moved, and settled so they can begin to make Elmira College their place.

Our Move-in Monday series begins with a list of the items Residence Life recommends students pack as well as a list of items to toss in the "stay-at-home" pile. While many big-box stores create a college supply list, the EC team pulled together a packing list to help students get started. And no worries for anyone who forgets something. There are many shopping options, such as grocery, discount, and big-box stores, all located within a 15-minute drive from campus.

Move-In Monday: The EC Pack ListView and print the EC packing list.

Beyond the provided list, students may want to bring the below items as well in case there is a change related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • At least two face masks: While masks are not currently required on campus if you are fully vaccinated, it's good to have a couple on hand since some businesses and organizations may have different mask requirements

  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes

Students will want to consider whether or not to rent a MicroFridge through the EC program. For those who choose this option, the fridge and microwave combo will be waiting in their room on move-in day. Those who plan to bring their own should know that microwaves are prohibited and fridges should be the standard mini size.

Move-In Monday: The EC Pack ListAs important as knowing what to bring is knowing what items should stay home. A complete list of prohibited and unsafe items that break the fire code can be found in the Student Code of Conduct. Some highlights include:

  • Pets, unless you are in a pet-friendly dorm or have an exception, should stay home. Fish in a 10-gallon or smaller aquarium are okay
  • Firearms - even if you hunt or shoot for sport
  • Anything with an open heat component such as a hot plate, griddle, coffee pot/heater
  • Candles, halogen lamps, and tapestries

If you have questions about your residence hall, pack list, or anything else in-between, the Residence Life team is here to help you. Click here for contact information.

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