Things To Bring

lmu housing things to bring

This is a list created by Loyola Marymount University students and Student Housing that will hopefully make your move easier by helping you identify those items you need, those you can leave at home or those you can get when you go back to visit.

Essential Items First-Year Student Should Bring

  • Bedding and Pillows
    • Mattress Topper
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Sandals and Shower Caddy
  • Bathrobe
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Computer
    • Headphones
    • USB drive
  • Power Strip with Surge Protector
  • Flashlight
  • Odor Removers (Such as Febreze)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fridge/Microfridge
    • Frozen Foods
    • Drinks
  • Something to remind you of home
    • Posters/Pictures (only non-marring adhesives may be used)
  • Hangers
  • Clothes
    • Gym Clothes
    • Plenty of socks and underwear
    • At least one set of formal clothes
    • Pajamas
    • Don't bring all the clothes you have at home. Only the ones that you need and will actually wear.            
  • Hamper
  • Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets
  • Passport, Social Security Card, Driver's License, Birth Certificate, ID
  • School Supplies
  • Medications
    • First Aid Kit
  • Phone Charger

Optional Items

  • Fan
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Television
  • Hot Pot, Coffee Pot
  • Snacks
  • Yoga mat
  • Debit Card/Credit Card/Checkbook

Items that are NOT Necessary to Bring


  • A car (Use Lion Express, public transportation or car share)

Provided by the Area Office

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Trash bags
  • Trash can
  • Toilet paper

Provided by LMU


  • Landline phone (connected by request)
  • Pots/Pans (unless you live in an apartment)
  • Yearbooks
  • Tools

Items that are Prohibited

  • Amplified instruments
  • Candles
  • Cooking appliances (unless you live in an apartment)
    • Electric frying pan
    • Air fryer, toaster
    • Steamer
    • Electric grill
    • Portable stove
    • Rice cooker 
  • Cut or live trees
  • Dartboards
  • Decoration items that need to be nailed to the wall
  • Microwaves (unless single-plug MicroFridge)
  • Portable Air Conditioning Units
  • Weapons or explosives