Your Ultimate PUC Packing List

One of the most exciting things about getting ready for college is buying supplies and thinking about decorating your dorm room. Where do you even start? That’s where this blog post comes in! All rooms in PUC’s residence halls are equipped with basic furniture items; two chairs, two desks, two beds, two dressers, two closets, and a sink. But there’s plenty more you’ll need to bring along with you to make your room feel like home. Here’s a helpful list of things you probably want to bring with you for your move up to PUC in September. 

And if you haven’t already, please take a moment to fill out PUC’s housing reservation form.

Must haves:

  • Air-tight food storage containers
  • Bath towels and other personal toiletries
  • Bedding
  • Bowl, plate, and cup (x 2)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Computer 
  • Extra blankets
  • Fan
  • Flip flops
  • Hangers
  • Headphones
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Medications and inhaler, if needed
  • Power strip
  • Reading pillow
  • Shower mat
  • Silverware
  • Slippers
  • Small trash can and trash bags
  • Throw pillows
  • Small vacuum (not supplied by residence hall)

Additional suggested items:

  • Adhesive hooks and strips (that come off cleanly)
  • Air fresheners/spray
  • Area rug
  • Bed risers
  • Blender
  • Bulletin board and/or dry erase board
  • Can opener 
  • Cell phone and cell phone charger (Please be aware Verizon is Angwin’s cell service provider.)
  • Chip clips
  • Clothes hanging rack 
  • Coffeemaker 
  • Cord organizer 
  • Desk lamp, with extra bulbs
  • Extra phone chargers/battery pack
  • Hot pot
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Lint brush
  • Magnets, push pins, and/or whiteboard markers
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge (must be four cubic feet or less)
  • Mini tool kit (including a screwdriver, hammer, wrench, and sewing kit)
  • Oven mitt
  • Photos from home
  • Plants
  • Plastic wrap
  • Portable laptop lap desk
  • Portable speakers 
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Shoe rack
  • Sponges
  • Sports equipment
  • String light strands
  • Surge protector 
  • Tinfoil 
  • Travel mug
  • Under-bed storage bins
  • USB flash drive
  • Wall decor
  • Washi tape

School supplies:

  • Backpack
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Day planner
  • File folder
  • Folder with pockets
  • Highlighter pens (multiple colors)
  • Index cards
  • Notebooks
  • Paper clips and binder clips
  • Pencil case 
  • Pencils and pens (multiple colors)
  • Printer and printer paper
  • Scissors 
  • Stapler, staples, and staple remover 
  • Sticky notes
  • Tape
  • Three-hole punch
  • Whiteout

If you’re planning on getting a job on-campus, you will need to bring the following:

  • Birth certificate
  • Driver’s license 
  • Passport
  • Social Security Number (SSN) card

Note: In general, just a passport is sufficient. If you don’t have a passport, then you will need either your driver’s license + your birth certificate or your driver’s license + your SSN card. You must bring original documents, not photocopies or screenshots of them. You will not be able to start working until your ID has been verified. Visit for more information; see the Form I-9 PDF.  

Typically, housing and roommate assignments go out at the end of July or early August. It’s definitely a good idea to coordinate with your roommate so your room doesn’t end up with duplicates of the same items, but there’s still plenty you can get on your own!

Despite even the best planning, however, you may find out you’ve forgotten something invaluable, but don’t worry! Here is a list of stores nearby where you can find everything you need:

  • College Market (Angwin)
  • PUC Bookstore (Angwin)
  • Ace Hardware (Angwin)
  • Safeway (St. Helena)
  • Smiths Pharmacy (St. Helena)
  • Walmart (Napa)
  • Target (Napa)
  • World Market (Napa)
  • Office Depot (Napa)
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond (Santa Rosa)

For your banking needs, Silverado Credit Union has a branch in Angwin, with an ATM. Please remmeber to bring your debit and/or credit card with you. Down the hill, in St. Helena, the following banks have branches:

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • First Republic Bank
  • Silverado Credit Union
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Wells Fargo

We’re getting excited to have you on campus in just a few months, and we hope you’re getting excited too!

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