What to Bring

What to BringAll residence hall rooms are furnished with one standard — not extra-long — twin bed, dresser, desk, desk chair and bookshelf per resident.


  • Waterproof mattress pad
  • Power strip/surge protector (required for computers)

Not Allowed

  • Pets (With the exception of fish and aquatic turtles, pets are not permitted in the residence halls at any time.)
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators larger than 5 cubic feet total capacity
  • Microwaves (MicroFridge units are the only microwaves allowed in residence hall rooms.)
  • Any appliance with an open heating element (hot plates, space heaters, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fryers, rice cookers, panini makers or sandwich grills, crock pots)
  • Bed risers with electrical outlets (risers with only USB ports are ok)
  • Candles, incense and open flames, including wax burners or candle warmers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee makers without automatic shut-off
  • Extra furniture
  • Halogen lamps
  • Desk lamps with electrical outlets (desk lamps with only USB ports are ok)
  • Extension cords
  • Fireworks, explosives and flammable substances (including charcoal & lighter fluid)
  • Fuel-powered equipment
  • Gasoline, propane, flammable liquids or gases
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hoverboards and their chargers
  • Keg refrigeration devices
  • Live Christmas trees
  • Multi-plug/cube adapters
  • Smoke/haze machines
  • Wireless routers
  • Illegal drugs or paraphernalia
  • Weapons




  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels, hand towels and washcloths/pouf/loofah
  • Toiletries
  • Shower caddy to store your toiletries


  • Foam topper
  • Sheet set for a standard — not extra-long — twin bed (flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillowcase)
  • Pillow
  • Comforter
  • Throw blanket and pillow
  • Sleeping bag or air mattress for guests


  • It will be warm in August when you arrive for the beginning of the school year.
  • It will be chilly in the fall.
  • It will be cold in the winter (it may snow).
  • It will be rainy in the spring.

Desk/School Supplies

  • Desk supplies (pens, pencils, erasers, glue, scissors, highlighters, notebooks, tape, thumbtacks, stapler, three-hole punch)
  • Academic planner
  • Envelopes, stationery, stamps


  • Laundry bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Stain remover


  • Alarm clock (don’t rely on your phone!)
  • USB drive
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight

Organizational Supplies

  • Bed risers
  • Under-bed storage solutions
  • Closet organizer

Room Supplies

  • Additional seating (talk with your roommate first)
  • Bulletin board or dry-erase board
  • Wall art to remind you of home
  • Command strips for hanging posters and pictures (Thumb tacks and tape are not allowed.)
  • Waste basket
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Keurig coffee maker (traditional coffee pots are not allowed)