Contact Us

Residential Life
Student Union, 2nd Floor, Suite 270
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504)816-4734
Fx. (504)816-5312
residentiallife@dillard.edu

Housing Questions Email:  housing@dillard.edu 

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Packing List

Knowing what to pack for college can be overwhelming. While everyone is different, use this packing list as a tool to get you started. It’s best to avoid using lists provided by stores or posted online because they often contain prohibited items.

More information on prohibited items and the Dillard University Code of Student Conduct is available in the Student Handbook and Residential Life Guide.

For more information about residence hall amenities, visit Campus Life at myDU, to viewResidence Hall Photos, Residential Life policies and more.

Dillard University students on campus

Bedroom

  • Air Freshener
    (Aerosol Can or Glade Type Plug-In)
  • Area Rug (3’x4′)
  • Comforter/Blanket
  • Curtains/Tension Rods (Blinds Provided)
  • Hangers
  • Linens: Extra Long Twin
  • Sheets
  • Mattress Pad/Cover
  • Mirror
  • Personal Room Decor
  • Pictures of Your Family and Friends
  • Pillows
  • Small Clip-On Desk Fan (6in.)
  • Towels/Wash Cloths

Bathroom

  • Bathmat
  • Cotton Balls/Q-Tips
  • Hand Blow Dryer (small)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shaving Items
  • Shower/Toiletries Caddy
  • Shower Curtain
  • Shower Gel
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Plunger
  • Towels/Washcloths

Personal Care

  • Body Spray
  • Deodorant
  • Dental Floss
  • Eye Care Items
  • Hair Brush/Hair Comb
  • Makeup
  • Mouthwash
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Products
    (Including small disposable waste bags/ pet litter bags for your feminine waste products)

Tech/Electronics

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backup Cell Phone
  • Battery/Portable Charger
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Charging Cords
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Player (Small)
  • Earbuds/Headphones
  • Flash Drive
  • Floor/Bedside Reading Lamp
  • Gaming System
    (Must have serial number and insurance)
  • HDMI Cord
  • iPod/MP3 Player/Radio
  • Printer and Ink Cartridges
  • Small Speakers/Docking Station
  • Surge Protected Power Strip*
  • TV (32 in. Screen or Smaller)
  • Wireless Headphones for Phone/Radio/Speaker/TV

*Power strips/outlet adapters without an internal safety circuit breaker are prohibited due to fire hazards. Must display a level of protection on the box above 750 joules. Unit must be resettable. Cord must be at least 6 ft in length.

Clothing

  • Athletic Attire/Shoes
  • Casual Attire/shoes
  • Formal Attire/Shoes
  • Jacket/Coat
  • Pajamas
  • Professional Attire/Shoes
  • Rain Coat/Rain Boots
  • Semi-Formal Attire/Shoes
  • Swimwear/Swim Shoes
  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
  • Socks
  • Undergarments

Cleaning

  • All-Purpose
  • Cleaner/Wipes
  • Bathroom/Kitchen
  • Cleaner
  • Broom/Dust Pan
  • Dish Soap/Sponge/Dish
  • Towels
  • Mop/Swiffer
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Trash Bags
  • Small Trash Can
  • Toilet Brush/Cleaner

Laundry

  • Fabric Softener
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Iron (Auto Shut-Off)
  • Laundry Basket/Bag
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Stain Remover
  • Small Ironing Board

Home Comforts

  • Can Opener
  • Cups/Eating Utensils
  • Food/Snacks/Non-Perishables
  • Microwave (may not exceed 700 watts)
  • Microwavable Plastic Plates/Bowls
  • Refrigerator (may not exceed 3.0 cu. feet)
  • Small Pots/Pans (Apt Units Only)
  • Single Cup Coffee Maker (Compact size)*

*Coffee maker must have automatic shut-off and cannot contain exposed heating elements. (See Keurig K-Cup Pod Style)

Gentilly Gardens & SUNO Apartments have full sized refrigerators in each apartment. Non-medical personal refrigerators are not suggested.Can Opener Cups/Eating Utensils Food/Snacks/Non-Perishables Microwave (may not exceed 700 watts) Microwavable Plastic Plates/Bowls Refrigerator (may not exceed 3.0 cu. feet) Small Pots/Pans (Apt Units Only) Single Cup Coffee Maker (Compact size)*

Storage/Organization

  • Bed Risers
  • Closet Organizer
  • Desk Organizer
  • Drawer Organizer
  • Personal Safe/Lockable
  • Shoe Rack/Organizer
  • Storage Container
  • Storage Bins/Crates/Trunk

Academic Supplies

  • Backpack/Book Bag
  • Calendar/Planner
  • Calculator
  • Desk Supplies (scissors, ruler, paper clips eraser, etc.)
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Folders
  • Sticky Notes, Notecards
  • Message/Dry-Erase Board
  • Mini Stapler & Staples
  • Notebooks, Binders
  • Paper Clips
  • Pencils, Pens, Highlighters
  • Scotch/Masking Tape

Emergency Items

  • Banking Information
  • Birth Certificate Copy
  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Doctor/Dentist
  • Information
  • Driver’s License
  • Gallon of Bottled Water
  • Government Photo ID
  • Immunizations Copy
  • LED Flashlight & Batteries
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Passport
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Prescription Medication
  • Personal Property
  • Insurance
  • Social Security Card
  • Vehicle Insurance Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card

Miscellaneous

  • Board Games
  • Command Strips
  • Envelopes
  • Journal
  • Mini Tool Kit
  • Postage Stamps
  • Sewing Kit
  • Spiritual Devotional/Book
  • Sticky Tack
  • Umbrella
  • Vehicle Emergency Kit
  • Watch

WARNING!

Any weapons including, but not limited to: firearms, ammunition, toy guns, BB guns, martial arts weapons, knives, and any item that is a reasonable facsimile of such a weapon are not permitted on Dillard University’s premises.

What Not To Bring

  • Air Conditioners
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • BBQ Pits
  • Candles
  • Candle Warmers
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Electric Blanket
  • Electric Cooking Equipment
    (small kitchen appliances) – including, but not limited to: George Foreman
  • Grills, hot plates, toaster oven, coffee maker, deep fryers, electric fry-pans and any items with exposed coil/heating burner.
  • Empty Alcohol Bottles
  • Extension Cords
  • Fireworks
  • Flushable Wipes
  • Full/Empty Alcohol Containers
  • Gas Powered Equipment
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Highly Combustible Items (i.e. flammable liquids,
    toxic chemicals)
  • Hoverboards/Hovercrafs
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Illegal Substances
  • Incense
  • Nails (or anything else that would put holes in walls)
  • Oversized Items (Sofas,
  • Couches, Game Tables, etc.)
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Power Tools
  • Propane Tanks
  • Space/Quartz Heaters
  • Subwoofers
  • Wax Warmers