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dorm packing list

nathanscnathansc Posts: 200Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2007 in Boston University
here's an extremely detailed packing list for dorms:

Post edited by nathansc on

Replies to: dorm packing list

  • loslobos71loslobos71 Posts: 1,769. Senior Member
    The best list ever :)
  • x_tiddlywinkx_tiddlywink Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    which parts were updated on 5/19?
  • LergnomLergnom Posts: 7,926Registered User Senior Member
    Couple of comments:

    Each person has an ethernet jack in the room. You may need to get a longer cable to connect to it. University Computers, the BU Bookstore, Radio Shack sell them so don't bring a long cable.

    Consider getting a small bedside table when you get to school. Something large enough for an alarm clock. Also some thing to toss your change into. Otherwise, you'll end up with little piles of change in your desk, on your dresser, on the floor under the bed, etc.

    Your room will more likely be hot in the winter than cold. Heavy blankets, heavy pj's may sound good now but not when the radiators are on and you've cracked the windows open. Also, your room will get dry from the heat.

    As for a book bag, you'll likely want something that can hold a laptop - but . . . experience says you'll often leave your laptop in your room. It's heavy. There are almost always computers to use elsewhere. So, consider getting a padded liner you can put in a bag so you can have a lighter bag when the laptop isn't in there.

    I also recommend a separate monitor and keyboard. LCD displays (17 or 19") are cheap. Much easier to use than a 13 or 14" screen.

    Because this world runs on batteries, you'll probably need to plug in your cell, your ipod (or other) charger, your laptop (or desktop), your printer, etc. Odds that your room will have enough outlets: really low. Extension cords will become your friend.

    Most kids now don't get local phone service. They just use their cells.
  • joseph771130joseph771130 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    thanks for the reminder Lergnom
  • nathanscnathansc Posts: 200Registered User Junior Member
    sorry, i don't remember what i updated on 5/19
  • nathanscnathansc Posts: 200Registered User Junior Member
    this might be useful for last-minute packing right now.

    sorry, i haven't been around the last 2 months cuz i was away working at a camp.
  • IamWanderingIamWandering Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    the phone thing: is this really true that most people don't bother with the phone service? the bu web sites seem to indicate that teachers won't want to contact you if you don't have a local cell number. also, you can't check your bu voice mailbox without local service, does this become an issue?
  • lostandfound5lostandfound5 Posts: 396Registered User Member
    I have never had a problem with a professor contacting me. They all use email. And I'm goign to be a senior and I didn't even know I HAD a BU voicemail box. So no, it won't be a problem.
  • IamWanderingIamWandering Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    what do people use to lift the hutch (shelf) part of the desks. it is not attached and it is not high enough to put my monitor under. Blocks of wood or bricks would work, but they take up desk space. I was wondering what most people use. I don't want anything that isn't sturdy because I don't want the whole hutch part falling down on my computer.
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