Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a student’s life. Between meeting new friends, participating in hall programs or just enjoying the growth of the students around you, living on campus will have an effect on you, and throughout this journey, Residence Life will be here to assist you.

If you have any questions about Residence Life, feel free to call our office at 215.489.2215.

What to Bring to Campus

  • Extra-long twin sheets (see Residence Hall Linens)
  • Power strip -- FireShield only (see Bookstore)
  • Floor rug -- 8x10 or less
  • Pillow
  • Small fan
  • Trash can, with trash bags
  • Hair dryer
  • Calendar
  • Flashlight, with batteries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Alarm clock
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • Shower caddy
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry supplies
  • 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.

Other Suggested Items

  • Plants
  • Curtains
  • Sewing repair kit
  • Umbrella
  • Day planner
  • Pens, pencils and markers
  • Construction paper
  • Envelopes
  • Stationery and stamps
  • Printer paper
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Dry-erase board and markers
  • Clothes-drying rack
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sleeping bag or comforter
  • Foam mattress pad
  • TV
  • VCR or DVD Player
  • Movies
  • Video games and/or consoles
  • Computer
  • Sticky tack or poster putty
  • Posters and/or pictures
  • Camera
  • Paper towels
  • Cups or coffee mugs
  • Tableware
  • Food and snacks
  • Storage containers
  • iPod, stereo or radio
  • Games
  • Sporting equipment
  • Musical instruments

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