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Residential Living - What to Bring

Residence Hall Move-In is August 20 at 8 a.m.Residence Hall Move-In

- - - - -  In July, more specific move-in information will be sent to your Buff email account. - - - - - 

When you arrive on August 20 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., you’ll be greeted by volunteers who will help unload your car and haul “stuff” to your room. After settling into your room, you'll join us for Buff Branding if you are new to WT.

As you prepare for your move to campus, we've put together the following list to help you decide what to bring and what to leave at home. If you have specific questions, please contact us


What to Bring

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.