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Are you moving into your student housing in Lawrence soon? We’ve compiled a packing list of everything you’ll need while studying at KU.


Kansas has very cold winters and very warm summers. There may not be a ton of closet space in your KU off-campus housing, so make a plan to store away winter clothes in the summer and vice versa.

  • Tops – long and short sleeve
  • Bottoms – light jeans, shorts, warm pants for winter
  • Socks – regular and warm wool socks
  • Snow Boots
  • Sandals
  • Casual Shoes
  • Dress Shoes
  • Underwear
  • Warm Sweaters
  • Snow Coat


It’s the worst feeling when you’re moving into your new apartment near KU and you need to use the bathroom but there’s no toilet paper or hand soap. Make sure to pack those things in an easily accessible place.

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Soap
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair products
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen


  • Hand Towel, Bath Towel
  • Bath Mat
  • Two Sets of Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Pillow
  • Mattress protector


Make sure to coordinate with your roommates on packing larger dishes and appliances. You don’t want 6 toasters in your KU off-campus housing.

  • Frying Pan, Medium & Large Pot
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Utensils, Knives, Can Opener
  • Cutting Board
  • Slow Cooker
  • Plates, Bowls, Cups

School Supplies

  • Laptop & Charger
  • Notebooks
  • Pens, Pencils, Highlighters
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Folders & Binders
  • Mini Stapler


  • Laundry Basket
  • Hangers
  • Jumper Cables For Car
  • Lint Roller
  • Mini Sewing Kit
  • Tape
  • Command Strips
  • Decorations
  • Desk Organizers
  • Rugs

Hopefully, this packing list will save you some frustration when moving into your student housing near KU. If you’re still looking for fun affordable housing near KU, consider Orchard Corners!


Located right next to the KU campus, just off Bob Billings Parkway and Kasold, Orchard Corners is a student apartment community created with only YOU in mind.