Back To School Move-In Day Tips from Syracuse University


With college classes starting in two weeks Syracuse University says there are some key tips that parents and incoming students can do right now to get ready.

Carrie Abbott of SU’s Office of First Year and Transfer Programs says that starting with a list of what you can and cannon bring can be the most helpful.

Here is what Carrie suggested you Do NOT to bring to campus:

  • Cooking appliances
  • Space heaters
  • Candles and incense
  • Wall mounted televisions
  • All general purpose extension chords
  • Halogen lights
  • U-Haul trucks

Carrie advises students to not bring cases of water or Gatorade, because it takes up a lot of storage space. On campus there are many water stations where you can refill a water bottle, this also helps the environment.

There are many items that you CAN bring to campus as well. Here are a few items that are okay when it comes to packing up for college.

  • Refrigerators less than 5 feet
  • Microwaves less than 1,000 Watts

“My main tip is if it generates heat, leave it at home” she adds.

Students can also look to their own college or university website for a complete list of resources to prepare them for their first few weeks and long after their parents drop them off. To learn more about the resources at Syracuse University visit NewToSU.Syr.Edu

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