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Residential Living - What to Bring

Residential Living

Here is a list of commonly brought items that add your own personal touch to your room, as well as some items that are not permitted in the residence halls.

What to Bring

  • Bedding
  • Mattress Cover
  • Towels and Hygiene Products
  • Pictures from Home
  • Television/DVD/Blu-Ray
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and Tools
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sewing Kit
  • Laundry Soap and Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Snacks
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils
  • Water Bottle
  • Dish Soap and Sponge
  • Tape, Scissors and Stapler
  • Posters
  • Backpack, Notebooks, and Paper
  • Indoor Plants
  • Surge Protectors with On/Off Switch
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Insurance Policy Numbers
  • Sticky-Tack/Command Strips
  • Shower Caddy (with holes on bottom)
  • Flip-Flops/Shower Shoes
  • Oscillating/Box Fan
  • Coffee Pot

What to Leave at Home

  • Refrigerated Room Air Conditioners
  • Waterbeds
  • Open-Surface Cooking Devices
  • Toasters
  • Regular Household Extension Cords
  • Dart Boards
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms
  • Any Pets (except fish)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Microwave (allowed only for Buff Hall)
  • Refrigerator/Deep-Freeze (micro-fridges provided)
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Incense and Open-Flame Devices
  • Candles and Scentsy
  • Knives
  • Quarters for Laundry (it's free!)
  • Nails and screws
For more information on what you can and cannot bring into the residence halls, see the Residential Living Handbook.