What to Bring:
Download the list below:
[For your shopping convenience]
Optional Honorable Mentions:
DO NOT BRING:
- Irons or Ironing Board: we have both in the laundry room
- Large Refrigerator (your fridge cannot exceed 5.0 cubic feet)
- Microwave (every residence hall has a kitchen with a microwave, Walsh has a microwave on every floor)
- Hot Plates (But a Keurig-type machine is allowed)
- Reg Coffee Pots WITHOUT automatic shut-off
- Toasters, Toaster Ovens, “George Foreman-type” grills
- Air Conditioners (including dual purpose fans-a/c units)
- Pets (non-carnivorous fish are OK, but tanks may be no larger than 30 gallons)
- Self Stick Floor Tiles, Carpet Tape
- Nails, Adhesive Squares, Poster Putty: only Blue tape, 3M Command Poster strips, or GlueDots are allowed
- Candles, Incense, etc. (including any other items with open flames)
- Halogen Lamps with bulbs higher than 300 watts
- Ceiling Fans
- Water Bed
- Vacuum cleaners-Walsh has one on every floor
- Multiples of things like toothpaste, hairspray, or shampoo. Notre Dame is quite close to a grocery store and the Huddle sells most everything you might need. No need to stock your room like a tiny Costco!
Some tips before you begin:
- Don't wait until the last minute. It's never too early to start shopping for any of the necessities listed below, especially if you're looking for deals. Also, the earlier you start, the less stress you'll have when moving into Walsh. Making a list and checking it off is a great way to get started.
- You don't need to get everything before coming here. There are a number of stores in the South Bend/Mishawaka area that sell most of the necessities.
- There might also be some store chains that allow you to place an order in your hometown, and then pick it up in South Bend. One store that does this is Bed, Bath, & Beyond—if you have one in your hometown, try to make use of that service.
- Packing in suitcases seems easy, but you really only want to keep one at school (plus a small bag for breaks). It's totally okay to pack in laundry baskets, crates, or plastic bags. If you're driving to campus, there's really no point to taking clothes off of hangers and folding them. You're just going to hang them up again anyway! Try to pack the items right into their future storage container. There is some drawer space for school supplies in your desk.
- If you are driving here, Ikea bags are a lifesaver! They are super cheap, incredibly durable, large (but still carryable) and can fold up SO SMALL to store for future use when you move out again. No need to break down boxes to tape again or store large tubs. Our rector Liz uses them for everything!
- We do have some storage rooms where you can keep your boxes, bins (stacked of course) and suitcases.