University packing list

List of things you need to pack for university.


Ultimate University shopping list

I bet you won’t want to be known as the room borrow borrow. You don’t want to be that person that borrows every single thing from other roommates.


Packing for school can be very stressful. It’s usually hard to remember everything you need especially when you have no for experience. In this article, I have put everything into categories so you can pack every single thing you need so you dont have to throw away your dignity by borrowing all the time.

Kitchen items

This section includes everything you need for cooking and eating. Not all Nigerian universities have kitchen spaces. You might be allocated only a little corner space for cooking.

  1. Gas cylinder/stove/hot plate
  2. Pots(about 3-4)
  3. Bowls( 3-4)
  4. Cooking spoon (preferably 3)
  5. Kitchen knife
  6. Cutlery
  7. Tray
  8. Cups and plates
  9. Storage bowls, jars or bucket for food stuff
  10. Measuring cups for rice or beans
  11. Sieve
  12. Hand grater or blender
  13. Sponge, washing soap and soap case
  14. Napkins
  15. Plate drainer
  16. Kettle
  17. Water bottle
  18. Food Flask
  19. A bucket with cover for reserving cooking water just in case.

Toiletries/ grooming:

You would most likely be sharing a toilet with a lot of people so you need to be extra careful. This category contains things you need in the bathroom and taking care of yourself.

  1. Potty(you might be sharing toilet with a lot of people)
  2. Soap case
  3. Bathing soap
  4. Sponge
  5. Disinfectants
  6. Toilet paper
  7. Air freshener
  8. Toothpaste
  9. Tooth brush
  10. Mirror
  11. Deodorants/body spray/perfume
  12. Body cream
  13. Shampoo and conditioner
  14. Combs/brush
  15. Hair creams
  16. Pad/tampons
  17. Shaving cream/razors
  18. Flip-flops for bathing
  19. Cosmetics
  20. Shower cap
  21. Bucket and bathing bowl
  22. Towel

Laundry supply

This category contains everything you need to take care of your clothes.

  1. Hangers
  2. Detergent
  3. Iron
  4. Laundry basket
  5. Pegs
  6. Laundry lines
  7. Sewing kit
  8. Bleach



This list contains the collective names of the clothes you need

  1. Shirts
  2. Tops
  3. Trouser
  4. Skirts
  5. Shoes
  6. Sandals
  7. Cardigan
  8. Sports wear
  9. Sandals
  10. Swimming gear
  11. Underwear
  12. Bags
  13. Necklaces
  14. Bracelet
  15. Face caps

School supplies

  1. Reading lamp
  2. Notebooks
  3. Pens
  4. Rulers
  5. Pencil
  6. Highlighters
  7. Planner
  8. Scissors
  9. Sticky notes
  10. Gum/tape


  1. Bed
  2. Bed sheet
  3. Blanket/duvet
  4. Pillows
  5. Pillow cases
  6. Stuffed animals ( Not so important)

Decor( if you have your own apartment)

  1. Dressing mirror
  2. Rug/carpet
  3. Bulbs
  4. Curtain
  5. Fan
  6. Dustbin
  7. Broom
  8. Dustpan
  9. Mopping stick and bucket


  1. Umbrella
  2. Rain coat
  3. Alarm
  4. Mosquito net
  5. Mosquito cream
  6. Padlocks

It is advisable to buy most of these things from home. Not because they are not sold in school but because school vendors have their way of cheating freshers.


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