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Residence Life and Housing

Light and Lean Packing List

In order to allow for an easy, quick and smooth move-in process, we are encouraging students to pack light and lean and only bring the necessities. Packing light is also beneficial in the unfortunate event that the State would ask students to return home in the middle of the semester and need to finish the semester remotely. We are excited to have an excellent year of being in community and living and learning together.

We recommend discussing with your roommate(s) what each of you will bring to your shared living space. If you choose to bring valuable items (jewelry, computers, etc.) be aware that you bring these items at your own risk; North Park University is not responsible for the possible damage, loss, or theft of these items.

Suggested Items to Bring

  • Multiple face coverings.
  • Blankets and pillow
  • Sheets: All campus housing has extra-long mattresses
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Cold weather clothing (coat, hat, gloves, boots, etc.)
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket & detergent
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectant
  • Desk supplies (sticky notes, pens, pencils, scissors, ruler, stapler, markers, etc.)
  • Multiple outlet power strip with surge protector
  • Three-prong extension cord
  • White plastic adhesive or 3M brand hooks (no nails or tape may be used in Residence Hall rooms)
  • Plate, bowl, silverware, coffee mug (microwave safe)
  • Helpful storage or organizers
  • Wastebasket
  • Optional: Refrigerator that does not exceed 4 cubic feet in size
  • Optional: Bicycle and secure lock (“U” locks recommended)

Things NOT to Bring:

  • Air conditioners
  • Hot plates and toasters (no open coils)
  • Microwaves or Hotplate
  • Space heaters
  • Animals/pets (only small fish allowed)
  • Candles/incense
  • Halogen lights
  • High-intensity light bulbs
  • Five-light floor lamp with colored shades
  • Real, play, imitation or decorative weapons (including paintball guns, airsoft guns and water balloon launchers)

Residence Hall Linens

All campus housing is equipped with extra-long twin mattresses. Visit Residence Hall Linens to view the selection available and purchase items you may need.


North Park does not provide storage space outside of your residence. Please bring only what will fit in your room during the year, and plan on taking your belongings home during the summer months (unless you will live in summer housing). Some students who do not drive home for the summer choose to rent storage units in Chicago during the summer break. This must be arranged on your own.