Things to Take to University Hostel in Nigeria

Packing your stuff for school resumption can be a tedious experience for students. It is worst if you are a university fresher going to campus for the first time.

There is always this feeling of you forgetting important stuff. Trust me – you don’t want to arrive at school and realize you forgot some necessities.

You’d start calling home and be like – “Dad! I forgot my pressing iron and whatnot.”

Remember, getting these items in schools is expensive. It is why you must arrange and pack your things complete for school.

I remember my experience many years ago packing my things for school resumption. It was my mom who came to my aid.

In this post, I will highlight some of the necessary things to take to the University and hostel. Students of Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, and Boarding schools would find this post helpful.

Note that getting all of the items in this post is not compulsory. You should be able to ascertain the necessities that you need for school.

Now, let’s make your packing fun.

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Here is the list of things to buy when going to the university campus;

  • Academic Documents
  • Books
  • Stationery
  • Food Stuff
  • Provision
  • Hostel Cleaning Materials
  • Beverages
  • Home & Kitchen Equipment
  • Clothing
  • Makeup
  • Fragrances
  • Oral Care Items
  • Hair Care Items
  • Health Care Items
  • Lighting
  • Mobile Phones & Tablets
  • Computers
  • Data Storage
  • Printers
  • Computer Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Musical Equipment
  • Book Shelves

Academic Documents

student studying with a laptop and book

Going to campus with your documents is necessary.

Here is the list of documents to take with you to school;

  • WAEC / SSCE / NECO / GCE Result
  • Admission List Printout
  • UTME Result (JAMB)
  • Post UTME Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • Admission Notification Slip
  • Acceptance of Admission
  • Local Government of Origin Certificate/Identification
  • Student’s Profile Slip
  • Letter of Attestation
  • School Fee Receipt Fee
  • Jamb Admission Letter
  • Passport Photograph

Books

Nigerian student
  • Exercise Notebook
  • Textbooks
  • Dictionary
  • Bible/Quran
  • Stationery
  • Pen
  • Water Gum
  • Ruler
  • Highlighter Pen
  • Notepads
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Pin Clips
  • Pencil Case
  • Eraser
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Whitener

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Food Stuff

Nigeria food
  • Garri
  • Grains & Rice
  • Pasta
  • Noodles
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Herbs, Spices & Seasoning
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes Paste
  • Flours & Meals
  • Malt Drinks
  • Yam
  • Plantain
  • Salt
  • Potatoe
  • Curry
  • Thyme
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Cooking Oil (Red Oil & Vegetable Oil)
  • Juices
  • Soft Drinks
  • Canned & Packaged Foods
  • Candy & Chocolate
  • Syrups, Sugars & Sweeteners

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Provision

Here is the provision list for schools in Nigeria;

  • Cocoa Beverages (Milo, Bournvita, Ovaltine
  • Milk
  • Cornflakes
  • Golden Morn
  • Custard
  • Quaker Oats
  • Sugar
  • Tin Milk
  • Sardine
  • Honey
  • Biscuit
  • Butter
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter

Hostel Cleaning Materials

liquid soap
  • Laundry
  • Air Fresheners
  • Toilet Paper & Wipes
  • Bathroom Cleaners
  • Dishwashing
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Toiletries

Beverages

  • Schweppes
  • Nutri Milk
  • Orange Juice
  • 5Alive
  • Apple Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Coca-cola Coke
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Hollandia Yoghurt
  • Grape Juice
  • Malt
  • Other Juice, Juice Mixtures & Smoothies

Home & Kitchen Equipment

UNIZIK Hostel kitchen
  • Gas Cylinder
  • Pots
  • Gas Burner
  • Knife
  • Fry Pan
  • Electric Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Spoon
  • Kettle
  • Serving Spoon
  • Forks
  • Cups
  • Chopping Board
  • Grater
  • 25 Litre Gallon
  • Sponge

Clothing

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Men’s Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Underwear & Sleepwear
  • Traditional & Cultural Wear
  • T-Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Trousers & Chinos
  • Sneakers
  • Jewelry
  • Jerseys
  • Shoe Polish

Women’s Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Handbags & Wallets
  • Underwear & Sleepwear
  • Maternity
  • Dresses
  • Traditional
  • Beach & Swimwear
  • Flats

Makeup

woman in a white flora dress
  • Concealers & Color Correctors
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Lip Gloss
  • Lip Liner
  • Lipstick
  • Eyeliner & Kajal
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara

Fragrances

Fragrances are perfumes to help you smell nice on campus;

You can get an affordable perfume.

  • Nivea Perfume
  • Emergency
  • Cotton Club
  • Profession
  • 419
  • Oil Perfume
  • Franck Olivier Oud Touch Perfume
  • Inspire Perfume Fragrance
  • Arabian Mystery
  • Temptation
  • Niche Bighill Perfume
  • Lattafa Ramz Gold Long Lasting Perfume

Oral Care Items

  • Dental Care kits
  • Dental Floss & Picks
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Toothbrushes

Hair Care Items

  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Hair Accessories
  • Hair Cutting Tools
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Wigs & Accessories

Health Care Items

  • Face Protection
  • Thermometers
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Lab, Safety & Work Gloves

Lighting

  • Rechargeable Study Lamb
  • Fluorescent Bulb

Smartphones & Tablets

Get a good brand of smartphone or tablet. It is how you’d stay updated on campus.

  • Samsung
  • Apple
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Xiaomi
  • Tecno

Smartphone Accessories

  • Accessory Kits
  • Adapters
  • Batteries
  • Battery Chargers
  • Bluetooth Headsets
  • Cables
  • Car Accessories
  • Chargers
  • Earphones & Headsets
  • MicroSD Cards
  • Screen Protectors
  • Selfie Sticks & Tripods
  • Smart Watches

Computers

A student with a laptop
  • Laptop
  • Desktop Computer
  • Mini Laptop

Computer Accessories

  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply
  • Memory Cards
  • Batteries
  • Scanners
  • Video Projectors

Data Storage

  • External Hard Drives
  • USB Flash Drives
  • External Solid State

Printers

  • Inkjet Printers
  • Laser Printers
  • Printer Ink & Toner

Electronics

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Home Theatre
  • Music Box
  • Digital Camera
  • Stabilizer
  • Generator

Musical Equipment

  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Violin
  • Acoustic Guitar

Book Shelves

You can make a bookshelf for your books and other materials. Buying a plastic shelf is a good option.

Exercise Equipment

exercise equipment
  • Dumbbells
  • Exercise Bands
  • Exercise Mats
  • Jump Ropes

I would love to hear from you in the comment box below. Share your experience of packing your stuff for school.


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