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What to Bring!

For Your Convenience, You May Want to Bring:

  • One UL-approved electrical strip with circuit breaker (maximum 6 outlets per strip)
  • Television
  • Microwave oven (must not exceed 1200 watts or 10 amps) and small refrigerator (must not exceed 1200 watts or 10 amps; 5 cubic feet or less), one of each permitted per room.
    • Additional microwaves/refrigerators are also not permitted in Appalachian Heights due to the presence of a full kitchen in each apartment. To make move-in easier, you may consider renting a MicroFridge® through our third-party supplier, Standards For Living, Inc. (opens in a new tab)
  • Bed linens, pillows, and blankets (twin XL size)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Kitchen and eating utensils (as these items will not be available for checkout)
  • Laundry detergent (Laundry is included in your housing fees)
  • Summer clothes for the early part of the year; it will start getting cooler around October so prepare accordingly with your winter clothes
  • One good rain jacket
  • Personal computers - all residence halls have data port connections in the rooms (1 port per bed) and wireless connectivity
  • Desk lamp
  • Headphones
  • Free-standing fan (as needed, for halls without a/c)
  • Dry-erase message board
  • 7 gallon trash receptacle
  • Stackable storage bins
  • Shower shoes and personal care items
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectants for your room
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face coverings
  • A warm, weatherproof coat for the cold and possible snow
  • One reusable water bottle

Sustainability Move In Guide

A list of prohibited items can be found on the Housing Policies area of this site. Please note that the list of prohibited items is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

International Student Packing Guide:

Many international students make the mistake of packing too much. There are shops in the Boone area with many different price points where you can buy the things you need. Most clothing items, personal care items, and furnishings for your residence hall or apartment can be purchased once you are in the U.S. International students are given the opportunity to shop for needed items on their first day of orientation. International students will need the following:

  • A valid passport
  • Valid F-1/J-1 visa
  • Signed I-20 or original signed DS-2019
  • Original financial documents used for obtaining visa
  • Letter of admission to Appalchian State University
  • Contact information for the Office of International Student and Scholar Services
  • Other documents you think you may need
  • Casual clothes that can be layered for all kinds of weather
  • One or two formal/professional outfits
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A light jacket
  • A heavy coat
  • Winter boots
  • A raincoat or umbrella
  • Personal mementos and reminders of home
  • Prescription medicines
  • Toiletries for a few days
  • Laptop/phone/other electronics
  • Charger adapters

International Student Packing Guide

For on-campus housing, you will need towels, sheets (XL Twin), a blanket, and pillow, but you don't need to pack them! You will be taken shopping on your first day in Boone, or you can borrow these items through the Pay It Forward Donation program. Look for information on Facebook about the program before you arrive.