Keep in mind that although Concordia's residence hall rooms are larger than average, you'll still have limited space.

  • Bring only what you think you'll really need – this is a great year to pack light.
  • If you don't want to bring everything, you can shop in Fargo-Moorhead and get to know your new home.
  • Remember to check your Concordia email account for the latest housing, Orientation, and move-in information.

Interested in renting a loft? Check out our vendor, College Loft ServicesThe deadline to order a loft is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15.

Packing List

Medical Kit:

  • Thermometer for temperature checks
  • Minimum of three washable, reusable cloth masks that fit appropriately and may be required in various campus settings (the college is providing each student with one upon their arrival; you should bring two additional)
  • Hand sanitizer that includes at least 60% alcohol (16 oz., refillable as needed)
  • Fever reducer/pain reliever (e.g., Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen)
  • Disinfectant wipes (two containers, approximately 150 wipes). An appropriate substitute would be a bottle of disinfectant spray and paper towels.

Additional Ideas

Dorm Essentials

  • Small couch, futon, ottoman or bean bag chair
  • Alarm clock
  • Small fan
  • Floor lamp
  • Power strips with surge protection
  • Computer

NEW for the 2021-2022 School Year: Students are no longer permitted to bring their own microwave or mini-fridge*. Each traditional hall room comes with a Microfridge--a microwave, mini-fridge two-in-1 unit! See more details here.

*Students may work with Disability Services if they require an accommodation for an extra fridge.


  • Twin XL sheets (extra-long beds in Livedalen, Erickson, Hoyum, Hallett, and Park Region)
  • Comforter
  • Blankets
  • Pillows


  • Towels, washcloths
  • Shower tote
  • Flip-flops (for the shower)
  • Robe (for walking to and from the shower)
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry basket or bag, laundry soap, fabric softener, dryer sheets, instant stain remover


  • Hangers
  • Over-the-door towel rack or hook
  • Rug
  • Cups, plates, bowls, utensils, can opener
  • Storage tubs
  • Toolkit
  • Sewing kit
  • First aid kit
  • Waste basket
  • Posters and photos to decorate your room
  • Sticky tack and 3M hooks
  • Cordless vacuum
  • Napkins/paper towels


  • Backpack
  • Planner
  • Notebooks, binders, folders, pens, pencils, highlighters stapler

Important Numbers and Cards

  • Driver's license and social security card or passport (needed to complete campus job paperwork)
  • Health and car insurance cards
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication