Packing for Campus

What to Bring

  • Bath towels, a bathrobe, flip flops/shower shoes, and a shower caddy.
  • Twin XL (extra long) sheets, blankets, comforter/bedspread, pillow(s)
  • A few dishes, eating utensils, and glassware. Most of the halls have a limited amount of these items in the kitchenettes, but some residents prefer having their own for snacking in their rooms.
  • A laundry basket or laundry bag and detergent. Each traditional hall has card-operated washers and dryers. We provide ironing boards, but no irons. Detergent pods are OK.
  • School supplies: pens/pencils, scissors, stapler, backpack, etc.
  • A computer. All residence halls have ethernet LAN access in each room and all buildings are wireless.
  • A fan; air conditioners are not permitted.
  • An approved surge protector/power strip. Most rooms have three or four wall outlets. Non-grounded extension cords without surge protection are not allowed. Daisy-chained power strips (one power strip or extension cord plugged into another) are not allowed.
  • A refrigerator. One per room - size to be limited to 4.5 cubic feet.
  • A microwave. One per room. We recommend a compact microwave, since there are cooking facilities with full-size microwaves available for resident use in each hall. Microwaves with toaster attachments are not allowed due to the fire potential of the toasting element.
  • A bicycle, if desired. Storage is available in each residence hall.
  • A memo board for your room door. Must be tape-back type and not screw-in type.
  • Command hooks/strips and blue painter's tape to hang decorations without damaging walls.
  • Furnishings: clothes hangers and a lamp. Small clamp-on lamps are useful.
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothbrush & toothpaste, over-the-counter medication for colds & flu.
  • Medical information including the name, address, group and policy numbers for your health insurance carrier and the name and phone number/email for your primary care provider. Tip: Consider saving a photo of your health insurance card on your phone.

What to Bring - COVID Items

  • Cloth face coverings
  • Personal hand sanitizer
  • A digital thermometer
  • Supplies for cleaning and disinfecting
  • A bag or tray to set toiletries in while using bathroom sink
  • A lawn chair for outside events

What Not to Bring

  • Cooking appliances that utilize open flame or coil heaters, such as toasters, hot plates, gas stoves, barbecues, electric skillets, George Foreman grills, etc.
  • Slow cookers
  • Space heaters and air-conditioning units
  • Halogen lamps
  • Extension cords
  • Firearms, including but not limited to BB guns, paint guns, pellet guns, explosives, fireworks, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons such as knives or swords
  • Pets, except for fish in a small aquarium
  • Electric Christmas/twinkle lights; battery operated twinkle lights are OK
  • Candles or incense