What Should I Bring?
For more information on what is provided in Meta Glass, Reid or Dew Residence Halls, click here.
NOTE: You are required to bring and use a fluid-proof mattress pad and a power strip with surge protector.
Every student has different needs and different lifestyles. However, here is a list of items most students just can't live without:
Social security card
Certified original birth certificate (required if planning to work on campus)
Voided check for bank account (if you hope to work on campus and prefer check deposit)
Waterproof mattress pad (required)
Power strip/surge protector (required for computers)
Sheets (standard twin)
Pillow, comforter and blankets
Shower caddy and shower shoes
Bike, tennis racket, softball glove, etc.
Basic first-aid kit
Towels and washcloths
Leave the following items at home:
Telephone — you'll have one in your room
Answering machine — you'll have voicemail
Also, please remember that the following items are not permitted:
Pets (except fish and turtles)
Candles and incense
Toasters (or any open flame or coil)
Coffee pots or any cooking appliances (Keurigs are permitted)
Remember that all appliances, extension cords, power strips and other electronic devices must bear the UL seal of approval. The following items are not permitted:
Microwaves (the only exception is for approved MicroFridge units, which you can from Melvin Corporation)
Electric frying pans
Any other similar cooking or heating devices
Each hall has a central kitchen available for student use.
You may bring other appliances (televisions, Keurigs, stereos, clocks, radios, fans, hair dryers, etc.) for your room.
Portable refrigerators are permitted in your room if they do not exceed 4.5 cubic feet, 80 lbs. in total weight, and don't require more than 240 watts of electricity in normal operation. Separate microwave units are not allowed in your room. For your convenience, the College allows students to rent approved MicroFridge combo units from Melvin Corporation.
Power Strips and Extension Cords
Power strips and extension cords are allowed on campus. Power strips/multi plugs must have a built in surge protector and if you bring an extension cord it must be heavy duty and should be plugged into a power strip with a surge protector.
Bed risers, lofts and other customization
For safety reasons, students may not use loft beds. Bed risers are permitted (up to 7"). Only one set of risers is allowed per bed and only for beds that are not bunked. Altering residence hall rooms is prohibited.