The Ultimate Packing List For University

Are you moving to halls? Then this is a list for you! It feels like yesterday that I was starting my university life and getting ready to move into halls. It was so exciting a nerve racking at the same time. Moving out of my parents’ house and into my own space was a scary yet exciting concept. I didn’t know who I was going to live with and the type of people that I would meet. Thankfully my first year at university was a good one and I did have some great times with my flat mates- to start with anyway- until we had a falling out but that was at the end of the year when we were moving out anyway. I also lived in halls the second year as well because the price of living in a house is so much more expensive in London! So I have done this whole packing for halls thing twice so I have made the ultimate packing list for living in halls.

Ultimate Packing List For University

Packing List For University


  • Pillows/covers
  • Duvets/covers
  • Under sheets
  • Mattress topper, I had the worst mattress at university so my mattress topper was the best thing I brought.


  • Jumpers/cardigans
  • Tops
  • Trousers
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Underwear
  • Coats/jacket
  • Scarf
  • Glove
  • Hats (it will be winter soon at university)
  • Shoes/boots


  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Facewash
  • Makeup
  • Makeup brushes
  • Towels
Packing List for university


  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Spoons, forks and knifes
  • Sause/frying pans
  • Colander
  • Grater
  • Baking trays
  • Mixing spoons
  • Oven gloves
  • Serving spoons
  • Preparation knives
  • Chopping boards
  • Dish cloths
  • Sponges 
  • Fairy liquid 
  • Tea towel 


  • IPad, mobile phone, laptop
  • Speakers
  • Batteries
  • Camera
  • Printer- saved me so much printing money
  • Pictures- to decorate your room to make it as cosy as possible
  • Books
  • Music
  • DVD’s
  • If you’re not already signed up to Netflix, then you should be
  • Any hobbies you like to do in your spare time
  • Board games you don’t mind getting ruined when alcohol is in the mix
  • Desk lamp
packing for university


  • Pens,
  • Pencils,
  • Rubbers,
  • Rulers
  • Sharpeners
  • Highlighters
  • Folders
  • Notepads
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Sticky Notes
  • To do lists
  • Different coloured pens
  • Storage boxes- amazing for keeping all your paperwork together

I hope this list helps you start you packing process! Have a great time at university and make the most of FreshersWeek, you can really meet some great people during that time!