Helpful Moving Tips

It’s normal to be overwhelmed when moving into a residence for the first time. You might find yourself packing everything but the kitchen sink.

For helpful moving tips that are specific to one of our residences, please view the following:

Below is a list of things to not forget to take to make your stay in your new Algoma U home more enjoyable.

School Supplies

  • Pens and pencils
  • Binders
  • Notepads
  • Computer and computer accessories including cords
  • Printer and printer accessories including cords
  • Student card (if you’ve already received it)
  • Sticky notes

Kitchen Items for Dormitories

  • Microwaveable dishes
  • Cutlery and cups
  • Bar fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker and/or kettle (must have automatic shut off)

Kitchen Items for Townhouses

  • Microwaveable dishes
  • Cutlery and cups
  • Bar fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker and/or kettle (optional, and must have automatic shut off)
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
  • Crockpot


  • Toiletries (soap, conditioner, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, etc.)
  • Flip flops for bathroom
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Towels and face clothes


  • Laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, bounce sheets)
  • Laundry hamper or bag
  • Rolls of quarters and loonies for the washer and drier
  • Hangers


  • Pillows and linen for a single bed
  • Extra blankets and bedspreads
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothing
  • Warm winter clothing (including a warm jacket, wool socks, mittens, hat, and boots)
  • Dress clothes for job interviews and special events


  • Stereo and CDs
  • Calling card
  • Camera and camera accessories including cords
  • Cheque book and banking information
  • Flashlight
  • Passport (if you plan on crossing the border)
  • Umbrella
  • Health card and proof of health coverage if applicable
  • Picture frames of family and friends

What Not to Bring

  • Candles or incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heaters or heat lamps
  • Air conditioner
  • Cooking appliances (nothing with a heating element, including hot plates, toasters, rice cookers, crock pots, etc. are permitted in dormitories)
  • Your own furniture
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances or materials
  • Weapons