What to Bring

Photo of student unpacking in her residence hallIn addition to the excitement surrounding your move to campus, being prepared is essential to having the move-in process go smoothly and reducing any stress. Our team is here to help your acclimation to residence hall life a breeze, in part by helping prioritize and plan for what to bring to campus. We recommend you speak with your roommates ahead of time to help facilitate which items can be supplied by each of you and which items will be shared. Browse below for suggestions of what to bring to campus, which items are not allowed on campus, and other general tips for moving in. 

Suggested items to bring to your residence hall

  • Fan for the first & last months
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Detergent, softener, etc
  • Bedding (extra long, twin - 36" x 80")
  • Only 1 UL listed surge protector with reset feature is allowed
  • Carrying basket for your personal hygiene products
  • Shower shoes
  • Desk/reading lamp (halogen lamps not allowed due to fire safety regulations)
  • Towels
  • Athletic clothes
  • Warm coat
  • Heavy sweaters
  • First Aid kit
  • Clothes hangers
  • Small waste paper basket
  • Tissues - portable packs and for room

The following are not permitted in the Residence Halls

  • Candles
  • Halogen lamps
  • Portable heaters
  • Coffee makers (Single serve brewers are permitted)
  • Hot plates/pots/pans
  • Multi-plugs
  • Wallpaper/contact paper
  • Toaster ovens
  • Extension cords
  • Incense
  • Pets
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Bed risers

Suggested shared items to be discussed between roommates before arrival to campus

  • Area rug (6' x 9')
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Snacks
  • Hairdryer
  • Television/smart device

There is a microwave available in the Common Area of each Residence Hall for student use. Only one refrigerator (3.6 cubic feet max) and microwave (700 watts max) per room. Carpets and linens are available through On Campus Marketing. Refrigerators (3.6 cubic feet) are available for rental or purchase through MicroFridge. The Office of Housing and Residential Life earns a commission from working with these companies. The money earned is used to fund programs for students in the residence areas.

A few other suggestions

  • Don't take everything you own. Be selective about clothes and leave off-season items behind.
  • Pack your belongings in something you can use for storage once you arrive - a storage trunk (which also doubles as a coffee table while storing your boots, bulky sweaters, extra blankets etc.), milk crates and folding crates.
  • Maximize your closet space with a few inexpensive products such as tiered hangers, stacking boxes or shelves to get extra levels out of the closet floor and shelf.
  • Make use of the space under your bed, which, depending on how you set up your loft-able bed could be as little as 12 inches.