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!