Moving in and what to bring

Get ready to set up your home away from home. When you are packing your bags there is a shortlist of essentials. After that, explore our other lists to get inspiration.

But first, the legal stuff you need to know.

Residents are responsible for the security of their rooms at all times. Charles Sturt does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to a resident's personal property. You will need to arrange private all-risk insurance on possessions kept in the rooms at Charles Sturt.

That leads us to the important task of organising and packing everything you need and want to get started living the uni life.

Make your room the ultimate study space.

  • Computer
  • Headphone
  • Laundry bag/pegs
  • Linen / doona / pillow
  • Coat hangers
  • rechargeable batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Clothes, shoes
  • Umbrella, raincoat, hat
  • Padlocks
  • Water bottle
  • Shower shoes
  • Fan (if your building isn't air-conditioned)
  • Keep it clean
    • Dryer Balls
    • Phosphate-free front loader laundry detergent
    • Micro-pellet-free hand soap and face/body wash
    • Toiletries
    • Washable cloth towels
    • Shower caddy
    • Tissues
    • Air freshener
    • Eco disinfectant spray & reusable cloth
    • Iron
  • Food for thought

    Join the Charles Sturt War On Waste by bringing the following items for your meals.

    • At least 1 reusable takeaway food container, fork, knife and spoon
    • Phosphate-free dish soap
    • Reusable shopping bags
    • Reusable bowls and plates
    • Mug or Keep Cup

    If you are in self-catered accommodation you also need to bring:

    • cooking utensils
    • pots and pans
    • crockery
    • cutlery
    • washing up supplies
  • Office space
    • Refillable pens, recycled paper or wood pencils
    • Highlighters
    • Desk organiser
    • Calculator, scissors
    • Notebooks
    • Biodegradable sticky tape
    • Thumbtacks, stapler
    • Whiteboard markers
  • Storage and fun
    • Shoe rack
    • Hanging closet shelves
    • Wall decorations like posters or pictures
    • Energy Star Certified television (must be tested and tagged and we recommend less than 25 inches)
    • Speakers, HDMI cable, whiteboard, tool kit
    • Dress up costumes. You can also pick these up from a charity shop when you arrive
    • Bicycle. Gets you to those distant corners of campus nice and fast.
  • Leave at home

    Here are a few items that you should leave at home as they aren't allowed in our Residence Life rooms.

    • Microwaves
    • Extension cords
    • Non-service animals
    • Plug-in air re-fresheners
    • Hooks and Velcro
    • Candles and incense
    • Open-coiled appliances like grills, toasters, and space heaters
    • Wireless routers

You don't have to grab a pen and start your list from scratch. Bookmark this page or download a pdf version of this list to get you started. We can't wait to see you!

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