Student Life - Residence Life


What to bring

First-Year Student Packing Checklist  All rooms come furnished with one bed, desk, desk chair and dresser per person. Keep in mind that the room is small and that you will be sharing this space with another person. Talk with your roommate and decide what you will bring with you and what items you can share. Also, please refer below to the list of items not to bring.

General Items:  

  • Bedding (standard twin sheets), Comforter, pillows, & blankets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Basic first aid supplies
  • Medications
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Trash can and bags
  • Toiletries & tote
  • Shower shoes
  • Small wasket basket
  • Storage boxes (stackable and/or underbed*)
    * Underbed space ranges for 10 - 13 inches depending on type of bed frame.
Desk Items   
  • Computer
  • Coaxial Cable and Ethernet Cords
  • Desk organizer
  • Note pads
  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Markers and color pencils
  • Bookends
  • Thesaurus and dictionary
  • Calendar
  • Folders
  • Calculator
  • Stationery, stamps and envelopes
  • Batteries
Laundry and Cleaning Items  
  • Laundry Detergent, stain remover, Fabric softener
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Sewing kit
  • Glass cleaner, cleaning wipes,  and dusting spray
  • Small hand broom and dust pan
 Additional Items  
  • A small refrigerator  (3.6 cu.ft or smaller)
  • Microwave (under 800 watts)
  • Wall decorations and photographs
  • TV (no wall mounted units) 
  • DVD player
  • Desk lamp and extra light bulbs
  • Stereo and headphones
  • Fan
  • Extension cords/surge protectors (UL approved)
  • Camera
  • A few dishes and some silverware
  • Umbrella
  • Playing cards and board games
  • Sports equipment
  • Phone (Free local and long distance service in all rooms)

  • Air-conditioning units
  • Ceiling fans
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, or Medusa lamp
  • Lofts or Bed risers
  • Duct tape or double-sided sticky tape
  • Nails, hooks, etc. for walls
  • Any of the following electrical appliances: George Foreman grills, deep fryers, electric skillets, oil popcorn poppers, toasters, toaster ovens, or any other electrical appliance with open coils or flames
  • Large refrigerators over 3.6 cubic feet
  • Dishwashers or other major electrical appliances
  • Space Heaters
  • Ceiling fans or track lighting
  • Candles (including all decorative candles, incense, oil lamps or any other items that have an open flame) - not even if it's just for decoration.
  • Weapons of any kind (including decorative items, knives or martial arts, paintball guns, airguns, etc.)
  • Alcohol and other drug related items (including cans/bottles, empty or full; posters, lights, boxes, etc.)
  • Stolen road/traffic signs, cones, etc.
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable liquids
  • Gas or charcoal grills
  • Fabric, metal, paper or other wall hangings that cover over 50% of any wall
  • Clotheslines
  • Amplified guitars, drum sets, any other loud music instrument & sound systems
  • Large sofas or any other large items that do not fit into your room/suite/apartment--NO university furniture can be removed from the room/suite/apartment, it cannot be stacked, and there is NO Storage available on campus
  • Pets (except fish in clean tanks, 10 gallon or less)-- NOT EVEN FOR A BRIEF VISIT!
  • Wireless Routers (these devices interfere with our network and will be disabled)

We discourage

  • Valuable jewelry, Expensive clothes, or Large sums of cash