Living in the residence halls is a staple of the college experience. The items below are some basic items that may make the experience a more positive one. The Residence Life staff suggests that you bring the minimum needs when you first move in and see what works best for you and your roommate(s) as the semester progresses.

Basic Suggested Items

  • Extra-long twin sheets (see below)
  • Power strip -- FireShield only (see below)
  • Floor rug -- 8x10 or less
  • Pillow
  • Small fan
  • Trash can, with trash bags
  • Calendar
  • Flashlight, with batteries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Alarm clock
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • Shower caddy
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry supplies - HE detergent only
  • Desk lamp -- non-halogen

Special Items to Consider

  • Bed linens: College-provided beds are extra-long—visit Residence Hall Linens to purchase linens for your room.
  • FireShield surge protectors: Residents are required to use FireShield surge protectors. Pick yours up at the Bookstore.
  • Personal property insurance: The college does not cover student belongings in case of fire, water, theft or other loss. If your homeowner’s insurance does not cover your belongings, contact your insurance carrier to purchase property insurance. If you prefer, you can also contact National Student Services, Inc.

Do Not Bring

  • Weapons (including BB guns)
  • Large furniture
  • Halogen lamps and bulbs
  • Appliances
  • Grills (all types prohibited)
  • Dart boards
  • Candles or incense
  • Power-water guns
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Inflatable hot tubs
  • Water beds
  • Pets-- fish are allowed in a tank of 10 gallons or less