Residence Packing List


With our many years of experience at CIC, and input from our Residence student leaders, we have created the following list. This list is recommended items for you to bring with you as you prepare for your arrival to residence.

Recommended Items to Bring With You:

  • All over-the-counter and prescription medications you need to maintain your health
  • Toiletries (soap, face wash, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouth wash, dental floss
  • Razors and shaving products
  • Nail clippers and nail files
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Make up and make up remover
  • Kleenex (facial tissue)
  • Brush and comb
  • Hairdryer
  • Multiple sets of towels (bath towels, hand towels, face cloths)
  • Standard black dress shoes
  • Casual clothes (jeans, casual pants, t-shirts, sweaters, shorts, casual shoes, sandals, etc.)
  • Clothing suitable for outdoors including loose comfortable old clothing that can be layered in cold weather
  • Bathing suit
  • Shower Shoes (like plastic or rubber flip flops)
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Winter jacket
  • Winter outerwear – mitts, gloves, toque, scarf, winter boots (waterproof or water resistant)
  • Pajamas/bathrobe
  • Underwear, socks
  • Athletic wear (depending on individual sports interests)
  • Indoor non-marking sneakers/athletic shoes (for gym use)
  • Slippers or 2nd pair of flip flops for around the residence
  • Shower caddy or easy-to-carry container for your bathroom items
  • There are occasional events, such as the Semi Formal for which students may wish to bring ‘nice’ clothes (dress, jacket, dress pants)
  • Refillable Water Bottle and Mug
  • Chargers for all the electronics you bring – cell phone, laptop, etc.
  • International Adaptor
  • All the cords your computer came with – usb connectors, etc.
  • School supplies – calculator, pens, papers, etc.

Optional Items to bring with you:

  • Disposable or cloth face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flashlight
  • Non-perishable snack foods from home
  • Hot water kettle with a safety/automatic shut off

Items provided to students in residence:

  • Comforter
  • Pillows
  • Bedding (flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow cases)
  • Locker and Lock (to store important documents and personal items)
  • Laundry basket
  • Toilet tissue
  • Iron and ironing board available to borrow
  • Laundry detergent
  • Basic first aid supplies (bandaids, over the counter medicine)
  • Trash bags
  • Board games, sports equipment, gaming consoles to borrow
  • Meals and late snacks

Items not permitted in residence rooms:

  • Televisions, monitors, gaming systems
  • Halogen lamps, or desk lamps that may prove to be a fire hazard
  • Cooking equipment and appliances (kettles, toasters, hot pots, immersion heaters and microwaves). The common room in every residence has a microwave for student use.
  • Wifi routers
  • Candles/incense (open flames are not permitted in any room due to fire code/safety regulations)
  • Furniture
  • Knives
  • Tobacco products for students under the age of 19 (Ontario Law)

Should you forget something, house parents or a residence leader will be happy to show you how to order what you need on-line. Our residence student leaders will be able to recommend reliable and cost efficient retailers for you.