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GIKI Starter Pack: The Ultimate Packing List

Before making the packing list for GIKI, Let’s make a few things clear:

1. You are not a kid anymore.

2. Home will always be home.

3.  You’ll have to make the best of what you have.

If you expect royal treatment in GIKI then let us be the first one to tell you, you are wrong. You have chosen the hostel life and dammit it feels good to be independent. But this requires a lot of getting used to. So to help you get started, we have compiled a list of the things you will most definitely need.

For your convenience we have divided the list into three categories:

All of which contain items with some commentary over why it belongs in this category.

Note: * An asterisk means that these items can be bought through the campus store. However we suggest you bring your own.

Note: At the end of the list is a printable PDF checklist that you can use when coming to GIKI.


These items are those that are absolutely necessary at GIKI and one that you cannot survive without (unless you come from a background of cavemen)


These items are ones that you can live without for reasons, but it’ll make life easier if you have them.

Personal Preference

These items are the ones that we personally find insanely cool to have and just makes life that much more interesting.

It is also to be noted that you will have your Eid-Ul-Azha break after your first few weeks of university. Stay tuned to our blog for the winter packing list.

Below as promised is a PDF which is a handy packing checklist. Download, print and use it.



This blog is taken from the GIKI BlogPost and all the credit goes to them. All thanks to GIKI Alumni Association and to the one and only Rayyan Zahid (Batch 24) – Vice President Marketing – GIKI Alumni Association.

Rayyan Zahid is serving a role that aims to grow and maintain one of the greatest collection of human capital in Pakistan. His responsibilities revolve around building a nexus of opportunities from a network consisting of 6000+ professionals from 70+ countries that are part of the alumni association. He also served as Assistant Manager E-Commerce for Reckitt Benckiser in the past and is currently settled as Climate Reality Leader in United States.

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