What to Bring/Not Bring

What to bring

What’s included in your room

  • Twin extra-long bed and mattress per person
  • Desk (2)
  • Dresser (1 large to share or 2 small dressers)
  • Shared closest space
  • Wireless and Ethernet internet access
  • Cable television access
  • Local phone service
  • Recycling bin

Some good basic items to pack are:

You know the basics to bring – clothes, a computer, linens and towels, school supplies, toiletries, posters and pictures, etc. – but here are some additional things to think about.

    • Computer
    • Sheets (extra long twin)
    • Clothes for all weather
    • Laundry basket
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Desk chair (or request a desk chair from Residence Life)
    • Trash can (or request a trash can from Residence Life)
    • Flip flops for community bathrooms
    • Shower caddy to carry your toiletries to the shower
    • First aid kit (basics like Band-Aids and mercury-free thermometer)
    • Basic dishes and utensils
    • 3M adhesive strips for putting things on the walls
    • Fan
    • Pictures, posters or other items to decorate the room
    • Multi-outlet strip with a circuit breaker

Electrical equipment

All electrical equipment must have an approved UL rating. Appliances or equipment such as ceiling fans may never be directly wired to a residence hall. Irons, coffee makers and electrical tea pots are permitted in your room, as long as they are equipped with an automatic shut-off feature and fully enclosed heating elements.

Microwaves and refrigerators

Microwaves and small refrigerators are permitted in your room. MicroFridges, a combination refrigerator, freezer and microwave unit, are available for rent through Bedloft.

What not to bring         

  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Anything with an open flame
  • Flammable liquids
  • Halogen floor lamps
  • Spider/multi-arm floor lamps
  • George Foreman-style grills
  • Coffee pots without an automatic shut-off feature (brands like Keurig with enclosed heating elements are okay)
  • Waterbeds
  • Water-filled furniture
  • All pets other than fish
  • Outdoor antennas or satellite dishes
  • Anything with an exposed heating element
  • Air conditioners or space heaters
  • Contact paper
  • Memo boards are prohibited on room doors
  • Weapons (including paintball guns, airsoft guns and knives)
  • Fireworks
  • Sub-woofers