What to Bring

student unpacking in dorm roomNew residents often wonder what they should bring with them to the Residence Hall. While the suites have plenty of space for four people to live comfortably, it is important to bear in mind you will be sharing a living space and should be prepared to leave things behind. (You can always bring more later!)

Things to bring

  • Bed linens, including extra long twin bed sheets, blanket, pillow and bedspread
  • Toiletries, bathroom supplies (including cleaning supplies and toilet paper), bath towels, bath rug
  • Laundry supplies, detergent, fabric softener, hamper, basket
  • Clothing (for both warm and cool weather) and clothes hangers, walking shoes
  • Alarm clock
  • Wastebasket
  • Study lamp
  • School supplies
  • Personal computer
  • Decorations such as posters, plants, and pictures of friends and family, pets, etc.
  • Personal items to help make your new home comfortable, cozy, and yours!
  • Entertainment electronics (stereo, television, video games, DVD player, etc.)
  • Microwave (700 watts or less)
  • Refrigerator (4 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee pot (with an automatic shut-off.)

What Not to Bring

  • Kitchenette appliances with exposed heating elements/coils/burners. These include open-coiled toasters, toaster ovens, grills, surface cooker/grills (i.e. "George Foreman Grill"), hot plates, deep fryers, electric skillets, halogen lamps, etc.
  • Candles, incense or anything with a flame. Smoking and vaping are not permitted in the hall.
  • Alcohol or empty alcohol containers, illegal drugs.
  • Fireworks or weapons, including hunting equipment like large knives (defined as more than 6 inches from tip of blade to handle), guns, ammo, or explosives.
  • Traffic or highway signs. If found in the Residence Hall, they will be confiscated by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Pets. Only fish are allowed in up to a 10-gallon tank. Emotional Support Animal and Service Animals approved by Disability Support Services are permitted.

Most importantly

  • Bring a positive attitude and an open mind as you meet new people and have new experiences in your new surroundings! If you need additional information, review Residence Hall Handbook.