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Packing for Tulane


While packing, it is important to consider a few things regarding the climate and space in your room.

New Orleans weather is hot and humid and usually does not really cool down until the beginning of December. You may want to leave your winter clothing at home until Thanksgiving break.

Your room is equipped to house two students and their belongings. Bring only the necessities at first. You will want to work with your roommate(s) on getting organized before packing a lot of extras!

Coordinate with your new roommate(s). ou will only need only one of many items (TV, MicroFridge, rug, etc.), and you don't want to deal with shipping things home while you are adjusting to college life.

We have compiled a list of items that you may wish to bring and other items that you will need to leave at home.

Items to Bring Must-haves for Tulane and New Orleans:

  • Protective mattress cover (REQUIRED)
  • Bed linen
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Pillows
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Alarm clock Clothes
  • hangers
  • Umbrella and rain boots
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Wastebasket
  • School supplies
  • Planner or appointment book
  • First aid kit and personal medications

Extras Not required, but nice to have:

  • Desk lamp 
  • Iron or steamer
  • Personal computer or laptop
  • Surge protector
  • Posters or art
  • Area rug
  • Coffeemaker

Things to Leave at Home Items that are prohibited in Tulane's residence halls:

  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles or oil lamps
  • Incense
  • Extension cords or outlet expanders (surge protectors are okay)
  • Pets (except aquarium fish)
  • Knives or other weapons
  • Illicit drugs and other illegal substances
  • Space heaters
  • Explosives and fireworks
  • Combustible materials
  • Open coil appliances or cooking appliances including: hot plates, electric skillets, toasters and toaster ovens
  • Hover-board or similar equipment