Last Minute Packing Items for Elon University Freshmen

With Elon University upcoming freshman move-in on August 19, new students may experience a range of emotions. In the midst of packing for their freshman year of college, with a number of dates, details, and things to do, incoming students can easily overlook some useful items.

Incoming students were assigned their own unique move-in time July 21 on their Acorn account.

Before that time comes, Elon News Network has compiled a list of a few essentials to include when preparing for a successful first semester.

Professional business clothing

Between upcoming job fairs, job or internship interviews, networking events, and ceremonies, having professional attire or business suits is a must.


When it rains in Elon, it pours. Be prepared for the weather with a rain jacket or umbrella.

School supplies

With all the excitement that comes with moving to a new place and decorating your first dorm, freshmen can forget about the obvious – pencils, pens, notebooks, and even a calculator are needed for day one. class on August 22. First year basic course for all Elon students include COR 1100, The Global Experience, ENG 1100, Writing – Argument and Inquiry and STS 1100, Statistical Reasoning.

Extra phone charger

It’s a no-brainer to have in your dorm room or in your bag when you go to class.

cleaning supplies

If you live in a dorm with suite-style bathrooms, it’s your responsibility to work with your roommate and roommates and keep the space clean. You will want to have products on hand to do this.


From orientation activities to class schedules and organizational meetings, your first year of college will be busy. A planner will help you stay on top of all class responsibilities and assignments, so you’ll never miss a due date.

First aid kit

This will be the first time for many first-year students to live alone. Accidents and emergencies happen, and it helps to have a first aid kit on hand during these times. Kits can be purchased at the store pre-made or made at home, complete with necessary medications or go-tos.

Bottle of water

Students are constantly on the go, and having a reusable water bottle in your backpack will help you stay hydrated on those hot North Carolina days.

mini safe

Whether it’s important documents, extra cash or medication, you’ll need a safe place to keep your valuables. Having a small safe in your dorm will give you extra protection.

Tool kit

Although you may not expect it, there will be things to fix. Whether you want to raise your bed on move-in day or fix something mid-semester, you’ll want to have a few little tools handy to help you out. For larger damages or repairs, contact facility management via a FIXitElon’s work order system, to submit the request.

Swimwear and workout gear

Elon is three hours from the beach and three hours from the mountains. If you’re heading to the coast to swim or hike, you’ll definitely need it. And for on-campus recreation, Elon also has the Koury center facilitiesincluding the Stewart Fitness Center, Jordan Gym, group exercise studios, and the Beck Pool, among other grounds and recreational opportunities.

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