What to Bring to College

For more information on what to bring, furniture provided for students in each room, and the sizes of rooms/windows/floor space in residence halls, see the Residential Life Office's Frequently Asked Questions.

Electrical Needs

  • Study Light (Halogen lights are not allowed)
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fan
  • Radio/MP3 Player
  • Power Strip (multi-outlet strip w/ built-in fuse)
  • Extension Cords
  • Small Vacuum Cleaner or Dust Buster

Linens

  • Sheets/Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Comforter
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Dish Cloths

Personal Needs

  • Small Bucket for Toiletries
  • Make-Up Mirror
  • Curling Iron/Blow Dryer (1600 Watts or Less)
  • Razor/Shaving Cream
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Contact Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Aspirin
  • Thermometer (digital, not mercury)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Kleenex
  • Bathrobe/Slippers/Shower Shoes
  • Prescription Medication

Decorations

  • Throw Rugs/Carpet
  • Pins/Thumb Tacks/Fun-Tac
  • Door Message Board
  • Curtains/Curtain Rods (Spring Loaded)
  • Posters/Prints/Plants

Laundry

  • Clothes Basket or Bag
  • Detergent/Softener
  • Iron & Small Ironing Board
  • Drying Rack
  • Hangers
  • Mending Kit

Study Aides

  • Computer and Printer
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Writing Utensils
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Loose leaf Paper
  • Computer Paper
  • Stapler, Tape, Ruler, Scissors
  • Calculator

Miscellaneous

  • Backpack/Book bag
  • Rain Gear
  • Flashlight
  • Can Opener
  • Cups/Eating Utensils
  • Stationery/Envelopes/Stamps
  • Batteries
  • Camera/Film
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Small Microwave (no larger than 1.0 cubic ft.,
    1050 watts, one per room)
  • Small Refrigerator (no greater than 1.1 amps or 200 watts,
    one per room)
  • Swimsuit/Towel
  • Bicycle and Lock
  • Sports Equipment
  • Photographs of Family/Friends
  • Plastic Containers with Lids to store snacks

Do Not Bring

  • Pets
  • Weights
  • Candles/Oil Lamps
  • Lanterns/Incense (no open flames)
  • Hot Plates or other appliances with exposed heating coils.
  • S'mores Makers
  • Hot Pots/Coffee makers without an indicator light
  • Alcohol
  • Halogen Lights
  • Hair Dryers higher than 1600 watts
  • Water Dispenser that includes a heater

Highly Recommended you NOT BRING:

Video game systems such as:

  • Nintendo
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Wii

Some students find the temptation of these too strong to resist playing at the expense of their grades.