What to Bring

Things to bring:

Moving on to campus is an exciting experience. This page provides a list of items you should consider bringing when you move in, and a list of items that you should definitely leave at home. You and your roommate may want to discuss room décor and who will bring which items, i.e., TVs, refrigerator, etc.

  • Alarm clock
  • Basic first aid supplies (thermometer, bandages, pain reliever)
  • Britta Water Filter
  • Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, disinfectant wipes, small vacuum)
  • Clothes drying rack and/or sweater dryer
  • Computer (optional) with supplies, including power strip
  • Decorations (posters, bulletin boards, photos)
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Extra power strip and extension cord
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Health insurance information (insurance card, primary physician's phone number)
  • Laundry supplies (laundry bag or basket, detergent, bleach, fabric softener, stain remover, dryer sheets)
  • Linens (extra-long twin sheets, pillows, blankets, comforter, mattress pad 80 inch by 36 inch or "college size"). Order linens online HERE!
  • Plastic under-bed storage containers
  • Prescription medicines
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Reusable water bottle
  • School supplies (backpack, notebooks, pens, pencils, calculator)
  • Seasonal clothing and hangers
  • Sewing kit
  • Small ironing board and iron with an automatic shut-off function
  • Small plants
  • Sticky tack to hang things on your walls
  • Toiletries, towels, bathrobe, shower caddy
  • Tumbler (reusable coffee container)
  • Umbrella

Things to discuss with your roommate(s)

  • Fan
  • Microwave (700 watts maximum)
  • Refrigerators (3.7 cubic feet maximum)
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television/VCR/DVD player and cable cord
  • Wipe-off message board for your door

Things to leave at home

  • Air conditioners
  • Alcohol containers (even if they are empty and used for decoration, alcohol containers are a violation of the alcohol policy in the underclass residence halls)
  • Candles (whether they are decorative or have sentimental value)
  • Cement blocks (single beds may be elevated with leg lifters)
  • Cooking elements; such as toaster ovens, toasters, hot pots, rice cookers, skillets, hot plates, Foreman type grills (in underclass halls)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Incense and potpourri burners
  • Pets (only fish are allowed)
  • Space heaters