Emergency Dorm Kits

This dorm kit is intended to help you be as prepared as possible in an emergency.

  • Personal identification, including any allergies, dietary, or medical needs
  • Key phone numbers, including your primary-care physician and a family member
  • Cash and change, phone card
  • Prescription medications
  • First aid kit, including aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever, adhesive bandages, antibiotic/ burn ointment, sterile gauze pads and a handbook
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Extra layer of clothing
  • Food – Enough for a couple of days: Nutritious items that have a long shelf life and that require little preparation
  • Mess kit or utensils – knife, fork, spoon, cup
  • Extra pair of contacts or eyeglasses
  • Water – a couple of jugs kept outside your kit pack (one gallon per person per day is a safe estimate)