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.
  • computer, a camera and microphone, and headphones or headset. All residence halls have ethernet LAN access in each room and all buildings are wireless. For further technology details, please see the Information Services guide.
  • 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