Preparing to Move to CU

Published: July 31, 2017 By ,
Mom and daughter posing and smiling for the camera

There are plenty of websites out there telling you what you absolutely must bring to college, but it's always best to get your information directly from the source!

CU Housing & Dining Services’ Move-in/Move-out web pages have detailed lists to help you know exactly how to prepare for your arrival on campus. These include:

We cover everything from bedding and furniture to appliances and hoverboards. We also provide some great tips on computing and campus Wi-Fi. And while we always support being prepared, keep in mind that it might take you a few days, or even weeks, to settle in and get a really good sense of what you’ll actually need. We don’t want you to spend money on things that end up in a closet or recycling bin before the end of the year. We have shops! The Boulder area has all the major box and department stores stocked with everything a college student may need or want.

Some things you might consider waiting to buy until after you arrive:

  • Room fans
  • Large mirrors
  • Plastic and fabric storage bins/shelving
  • Foam bed pads
  • Standing lamps
  • School supplies

Happy packing Buffs, we can’t wait to see you!