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What to Bring

Moving into your college residence hall is an exciting time. So exciting that you may forget to bring something. The Office of Residence Life has put together a list of items you'll want to bring along with you -- as well as provided a list of items that should not come to campus with you.

For Your Room

  • Trash basket
  • Hangers
  • Under the bed storage boxes
    • Not all beds allow for under bed storage
  • Bulletin board/ Door message board (white board)
  • Posters
  • Students must use Dorm Tape (Mavalus brand) to adhere items to the walls. This product can be purchased online, from Residence Life staff on check-in day, or in the College store
  • Rug
  • Clamp reading light
  • Wall/desk calendar/planner
  • Plastic crates



  • Snack food
  • Mugs
  • Plastic tableware
  • Trash can liners
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Surge Protector
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy (to transport toiletries back and forth to restroom)
  • Band-aids
  • Medications (aspirin, cough syrup, decongestant)



  • Computer
  • Surge protectors
  • Iron/board
  • Alarm clock
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • TV/DVD player
  • Refrigerator* (less than 4.3 cubic ft.)
  • Microwave* (800-1000watts or 7-9 amps)



  • Sheets/pillow cases - twin size
  • Pillows
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Mattress cover (egg crate)
  • Comforter
  • Dish towels 



  • Laundry bag/basket/hamper
  • Detergent
  • Fabric softener/dryer sheets


Furniture College Provides per Student

  • 1 Standard twin bed mattress/frame
  • 1 Desk/chair
  • 1 wardrobe
  • 1 dresser

All furniture that the College provides must remain inside the room.


 What Not to Bring

  • Cooking appliances (with exposed heating elements)
  • Grills
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Fireworks/Explosives
  • Space Heater
  • Candles
  • Bed Risers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets: only non-carnivorous fish are allowed in a tank up to 10 gallons



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