19 Must-Have Items at BU

Move-In Day is quickly approaching! Our students have compiled a list of must-have items you should bring with you to your first day at #Ubishops.

1. Costumes
There are tons of themed events and holidays going on at BU all year long. Whether it be Halloween, Happy Hour, Gait Night, or just another day on campus, there is always an excuse to wear a crazy costume.


2. Onesies
There is only one proper attire for late night movies with friends: onesies.

3. Camera
A camera will be your best friend to capture all of the amazing memories of you and your friends to look back upon for years to come.

4. 80’s Style Retro Snowsuit
Rock Winterfest and winter theme nights with your best Crazy Canucks snow gear.

5. Extension Cord/Power Bar
Plugs are sometimes not in the most convenient places, so having one of these around makes plugging in all your devices a lot easier.

6. Travel Mug
On those rushed Monday mornings, having a travel mug is the perfect way to carry that much-needed coffee or tea to class.

7. Fan
Sometimes the heat of summer and early fall is a bit too warm, and having a fan just makes living in residence that much cooler.

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8. Rain Boots
To keep your feet dry during the mud seasons that arrive twice a year – right before the snow arrives and after it departs.

9. Body Pillow
Bringing your own pillow ensures that you get the best night’s sleep in your new room.

10. Purple EVERYTHING!
You can never have too many purple clothes or items. No matter how crazy it is, bring it! #BleedPurple

11. Cards / Games
A great way to entertain a bunch of friends on cold winter nights.

12. Blankets
It gets cold in the wintertime, and having a couple of blankets makes it a bit cozier.

13. Slippers
A comfy way of getting around residence without having to put on actual shoes!

14. Kettle / Keurig
If you’re not a morning person, investing in one of these is perfect: you don’t even have to leave your room for that morning coffee.

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15. Headphones
Campus can be a loud place, and having these with you can easily make any place a study space.

16. Fanny Pack
Sure, it sounds a little strange, but it’s the easiest way to carry your stuff around during Orientation Week or a night out.

17. Cork board / White board
Having a board in your room is the perfect way to stay organized and personalize your space. Fill it with your schedule, to-do lists, pictures, anything to help you feel productive in your new room.

18. Bluetooth Speaker
Whether it be getting ready to go to The Gait, movie nights or just hanging out with bunch of friends, this is a must have for dorm life.

19. Mini Fridge
Sometimes leaving your room is not an option. Don’t feel that you have to cut your study session short to go to Dewies, keep all your favorite study fuel in your very own mini fridge!

To learn more about life on campus, visit our website: https://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/student-campus-life/

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