Graduation Request List

College Inventory List

Room Decor:

  1. Bedside lamp
  2. Alarm clock/clock radio
  3. Mini trash can
  4. Storage bins
  5. Under-the-bed storage trays
  6. Desk lamp
  7. Bulletin board and pushpins
  8. Dry-erase wall calendar/board
  9. Mini-Toolbox (screwdriver, hammer, wrench, nails, screws)
  10. Picture hangers (double-sided tape for concrete walls)
  11. Television
  12. Coffeemaker (check dorm rules, if allowed)
  13. Small microwave (check dorm rules, if allowed)
  14. Small refrigerator (check dorm rules, if allowed)
  15. Area rug
  16. Posters/art

Linens/Laundry Supplies:

  1. Sheets and pillowcases (some college twin beds are extra long.)
  2. Sheets and pillowcases (some college twin beds are extra long.)
  3. Pillows (2)
  4. Mattress pad (check with college for size needed)
  5. Comforter/bedspread
  6. Towels (3 each of bath, hand and face)
  7. Clothes hangers (2 packages)
  8. Laundry bag/basket
  9. Lint brush
  10. Mini sewing kit

Office/Desk Supplies:

  1. Electronic storage media such as memory cards and USB flash drives
  2. Stapler and staples
  3. Pens and pencils
  4. Pencil holder and sharpener
  5. Notebooks
  6. Folders with pockets
  7. Labels of various sizes
  8. 3 × 5 index cards
  9. Sticky notes
  10. Paper clips and binder clips
  11. Rubber bands
  12. Scotch Tape
  13. Scissors
  14. Highlighter pens (multiple colors)
  15. Ruler
  16. Stackable desk trays (at least 4)
  17. Stamps and envelopes
  18. Backpack
  19. Umbrella


  1. Laptop (printer is optional; there are usually computer labs where you can print)
  2. Portable speakers (if you want to play music from laptop/MP3 player)
  3. HDMI cord, Ethernet cord for computer (check if your room has wireless)
  4. Surge protector
  5. Extension cords
  6. 3-2 prong adapters
  7. Headphones
  8. Camera
  9. Cell phone

Toiletries/Personal Hygiene:

  1. Shower caddy
  2. Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  3. Shampoo and conditioner
  4. Bath and face soaps
  5. Travel soap container(s)
  6. Toothpaste and toothbrush
  7. Tweezers
  8. Nail clippers
  9. Hair dryer/straightener/curling iron
  10. Razor and shaving cream

Gift Card Requests:

  1. Target
  2. Starbucks
  3. Walmart
  4. Bed Bath and Beyond
  5. Bath and Body Works
  6. Amazon
Suggested Merchandiser

Print your list and make copies. Place copies in your high school announcements and mail to relatives and friends.

Another suggestion is to save your list, then copy and paste, or send as an attachment in an email to family members and friends.

Be precise about your needs.

Best of luck to you.


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