What to Bring & Not to Bring to Campus

We want your residence hall to feel like home – but a smaller kind of home, one that’s also home to other people. There are good reasons to pack carefully. Since you’ll be sharing common space with one or three roommates, you might want to hold off bringing kitchen and common-area items until you’ve talked with them, and given that you’ll have only limited closet, dresser, and floor space, you might want to take a look at your room before moving in your winter wardrobe and 52” TV.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Student Housing and Residential Life.

What to Bring


  • Computer
  • Printer and Ink
  • Surge Protector
  • School Supplies
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Headphones
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Backpack
  • Desk Lamp
  • Desk Organizer


  • Towel Set
  • Shower Curtain and Rings
  • Toiletries
  • Bathroom Rug


  • Sheet Set (twin XL)
  • Comforter (twin XL)
  • Pillow
  • Mattress Pad
  • Blanket
  • Bedside Caddy


  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Dishes
  • Cutlery
  • Can Opener
  • Food Storage Bags or Containers
  • Microwave (Blazer Hall only)
  • Water Bottle
  • Travel Coffee Mug
  • Laundry Basket
  • Drawer Organizers
  • Shoe Rack/Storage
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Closet Organizer
  • Mirror
  • Wastebasket
  • Garbage Bags
  • Floor Lamp


  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tool Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Extension Cord
  • White Putty (sticky tack)
  • Fan
  • Extra Storage Containers
  • Umbrella and Raincoat
  • Broom
  • Small Vacuum
  • Poster/Wall Art
  • Bike and Lock
  • An open mind and a sense of adventure

What Not to Bring

  • Toaster Ovens (or any open coil appliance – pop-up toasters are OK)
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Medusa Lamps
  • Extra Bed/Mattress
  • Candles, Incense, or Fireworks
  • Alcohol (unless you are 21 or over – see full details the Residence Life Handbook)
  • Drugs/Drug Paraphernalia
  • Alcohol Containers or Drug Paraphernalia Used as Decoration
  • Weapons (incl. firearms, hunting knives, paintball guns, stun guns, tasers, etc.)
  • Pets (incl. fish)
  • Gas or Charcoal Grill