Items to Bring

Wondering about what you need to bring? We've listed how each room is furnished and the items you'll need to bring or buy. The rest is up to you. You won’t need everything on this list; check with your roommate(s) to see what they're bringing — you don't want to end up with multiple televisions and mini refrigerators.

Packing for Move In

Students unloading cars on move-in day.

Most students bring too much stuff! Please "pack light" for your first trip to campus. Call your roommate before you come, to coordinate who will bring the largest and heaviest items. Remember that we have easily accessible stores close to campus, so if you forget something, you can get it here! Last, storage in your room is limited to your wardrobe, and under your bed. There are no storage rooms in any of our halls.

You are welcome to bring your bike, but you cannot easily store it in your room. Bike racks are provided around the residence halls-be sure to bring a strong U-shaped lock (not a cable lock).

What's in Your Room?

Picture of Buzz unloading a car at on move-in day.

Check out what will be in your room when you arrive.  Read all about the furnishings for each room style, see diagrams and measurements for bedroom furniture, and learn how your bed can be set up.

Items to Bring - Checklists

Use the following checklist to make sure you have everything you need. These are just suggestions; you should adapt this list to suit your own situation. To save packing or shipping, it might make sense to buy some of these items after you arrive. It might also make sense to pack for one season at a time and switch items when you go home during breaks.

When in Traditional Halls

Picture of a traditional room
Personal Items to Bring or Buy:
  • shower tote bucket, soap, toiletries
  • towels, washcloths (at least 2 sets)
  • shower shoes
  • extra-long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
  • blanket, pillow, pillow cases
  • laundry bag, and laundry detergent (regular and/or high-efficiency detergent works)
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp/floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire)
  • noise canceling headphones & earplugs
  • under the bed storage boxes
  • iron and ironing board
  • small hand-held vacuum
  • folding drying rack
  • stationery and school/office supplies
  • medicines, first aid kit
  • plastic dishes, silverware
  • few small plants
  • all purpose surface cleaner
Coordinate with your roommate on these items:
  • Please ensure all items are certified "energy star" compliant:
    • TV - 32" or smaller is suggested/DVD
    • microwave (less than 10 amps or 1,200 watts)
    • 4.5 cubic ft. refrigerator
  • carpet

Suite Residents

Picture of suite bedroom
Personal Items to Bring or Buy:
  • shower tote bucket, soap, toiletries
  • towels, washcloths (at least 2 sets)
  • shower shoes
  • extra-long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
  • blanket, pillow, pillow cases
  • laundry bag, and laundry detergent (regular and/or high-efficiency detergent works)
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp/floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire)
  • noise canceling headphones & earplugs
  • under the bed storage boxes
  • iron and ironing board
  • small hand-held vacuum
  • folding drying rack
  • stationery and school/office supplies
  • medicines, first aid kit
  • plastic dishes, silverware
  • few small plants
  • all purpose surface cleaner
  • bathroom Supplies: Toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, towels, bath mat, shower caddie, first-aid supplies
  • cleaning supplies: broom, mop & bucket, disinfectant, toilet brush, mirror/glass cleaner
Coordinate with your roommates on these items:
  • Please ensure all items are certified "energy star" compliant.
    • table lamp, floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
    • TV and Electronics (for the living room)
    • vacuum cleaner
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • plants
  • power outlet strip (12 or 14 gauge wire)

Living in an Apartment

Picture of apartment kitchen and living room
Personal Items to Bring or Buy:
  • kitchen supplies: kitchen towels, dishwasher detergent, liquid soap, paper towels, ice trays, and trash bags.
  • bathroom supplies: toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, towels, bath mat, shower caddie, first-aid supplies
  • bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies: broom, mop & bucket, disinfectant, toilet brush, mirror/glass cleaner
  • extra-long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
  • blanket, pillow, pillow cases
  • laundry bag, detergent (regular and/or high-efficiency detergent works)
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp/floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • noise canceling headphones & earplugs
  • power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire)
  • under the bed storage boxes
  • iron and ironing board
  • folding drying rack
  • stationery and school/office supplies
  • medicines
  • few small plants
Coordinate with your roommates on these items:
  • Please ensure all items are certified "energy star" compliant.
    • table lamp, floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
    • TV and Electronics (for the living room)
    • vacuum cleaner
  • kitchen items - dishes, utensils, glasses, pots and pans
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • plants
  • blanket and pillows for sofa
  • tablecloth and place mats for dining table
  • power outlet strip (12 or 14 gauge wire)

Prohibited Items & Personal Appliances

The items below are not permitted in the residence halls or apartments. While we attempt to list as many non-permitted items that we know of, the list is not comprehensive; please contact the Central Housing Office to ask about any items not listed that may be questionable.

Prohibited Items

  • alcoholic beverages (if under 21 years of age)
  • candles (lighted), fireworks, weapons, incense, halogen bulbs
  • any appliance with an open or exposed heating element
  • lofts
  • masking tape, nails, other products which damage or deface painted walls
  • pets
  • personal door locks
  • traditional extension cords
  • wireless access points (see "Wireless Policy" for more information)

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Appliances

Personal appliances that are used for cooking need to be used in a proper and safe manner. No open flame device is allowed in any residence hall. Appliances that generate high temperatures (generally over 140 degrees such as a George Foreman grill or portable deep fat fryers) can only be used at approved locations. The top of any of the apartment or common area stoves provided with exhaust hoods are considered the only approved locations for use within residence halls.

Individual health and air quality requirements vary greatly between students desires and needs. Students should plan for small portable units (de-humidifier, air cleaner, humidifier, fan, ionizer. etc.) that meet their personal comfort desires as these items are not supplied in the rooms.

Connectivity

Picture of WreckTechs Logo

Need to connect to the included network and television services? Please visit WreckTechs below for all requirements, specifications, and instructions.

WreckTechs provides a free dedicated Help Desk for technology related services including:

  • high-speed wireless networking
  • high-speed wired networking
  • digital cable television