The Packing Process – How to Start
- Gather packing supplies
- Decide what to pack, what to donate, and what to dispose
- Pack non-essential items first
- Label your boxes
Packing tip: In need of packing materials? Order from Amazon and have them delivered to the Amazon@Penn store in 1920 Commons.
Packing tip: Residents can use the University's PersonalShip program, allowing them to ship express mail packages via UPS and DHL at Penn's discounted rates. PersonalShip is easy to use. For more information, visit the PersonalShip webpage.
The Packing Process – Next Steps
- Organize and pack by room
- Clean spaces and appliances
Packing tip: Make sure you know where your trash and recycle rooms are in your College House. Take items there early and often! You can also put aside items that you want to donate to PennMOVES.
Packing tip: If you’re traveling, pack your overnight or travel bag as you prepare to move-out to ensure that you have your essential items with you!
- Remove final trash and recyclable items
- Take items to PennMOVES
- Final cleaning of spaces and appliances
As a reminder, be sure you prepare in advance for moving out! The 2-hour timeslot is firm, and we will not be able to grant extensions for students or their guests. You should have a majority of your packing done prior to your timeslot and your guest arriving.