What to bring to your new home

Welcome home! 

All rooms will have a bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet space. The rest is up to your imagination and style. Here are a few guidelines for what to bring (and what to leave behind) to get you started.


  • Stackable crates (load them to travel with, stack them for storage)
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp and light bulbs
  • Power strip with internal safety circuit breaker
  • Fan (window or table-top)
  • Stamps and address book
  • Small waste basket
  • Extra-long twin bed sheets (36" X 80") and pillow cases
  • Blankets, comforter, quilt, pillow, towels and wash cloths
  • Shower caddy to carry toiletries to bathroom
  • Shower sandals or slippers to go from shower to room
  • Laundry basket/bag and detergent
  • Iron/small ironing board
  • Coat hangers
  • Cold-weather clothes and boots
  • Bowl, plate, cup, silverware, dish soap, sponges and dish towels for late night snacks
  • Wall adhesive to hang posters (if using tape, please use painter's tape so that walls are not damaged)


  • PC or laptop (not required by Champlain but some students prefer having their own)
  • Stereo, TV, DVD player
  • First aid kit
  • Scissors and sewing kit
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mini fridge
  • Bicycle and bike lock


  • Halogen lights
  • Toasters
  • Hot plates
  • Pets
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee pots
  • Candles
  • Hoverboards/Motorized self-balancing boards