Packing List

What you need to bring with you if you are directed to isolate or quarantine on campus.

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Packing List

We want to make sure that students in isolation or quarantine are comfortable. If you are directed to quarantine or isolate, we suggest you have the following items with you:

General Items

  • Duffel bag or other easy-to-carry bag
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Socks/underwear
  • Extra pillow and blanket


  • Medications
  • Glasses/contacts
  • Thermometer
  • Reusable water bottle

Hygiene Supplies

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Hair care items
  • Shower supplies/towels


  • Books/textbooks
  • Laptop/tablet
  • Phone
  • Chargers for phone and electronics
  • Nonperishable snacks

Representatives from all areas of the university collaborated on this set of information and resources with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Iowa Department of Public Health.