Are you wondering what you should pack and what you shouldn't pack for your new on-campus room? Have you started to think about how you'll arrange and decorate your room? This page provides some basic information ranging from what is already provided in your residence hall room to recommendations from students of previous years.

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Each residence hall room on campus comes furnished with the following items:

*** Due to minimal and decreasing utilization of landline phones in student rooms, effective at the start of the Fall 2011 semester student rooms will no longer be equipped with landline phone service or voicemail.

  • Bed (for more information on lofting furniture click here)
  • Mattress (extra-long twin 36"x 80")
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Shelves
  • Closet
  • Cable TV connection
  • High speed wireless internet connection
  • Microfridge (except for Beall, Leebrick, and McDowell halls)

Additionally, each hall has a variety of public lounges many of which are equipped with televisions.

Full-size refrigerators are available in public areas within Beall/McDowell and Leebrick.

Our laundry facilities are not coin-operated; rather, you are able to use your credit/debit card to operate the washing machines (there is no charge for the dryers).

The following lists are suggestions on what to bring based on previous residence hall students.

Bed and Bath Items:

  • Bed sheets extra long twin – 36"x 80"
  • Blankets
  • Pillows/pillow cases
  • Mattress Pad
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shower Tote/Caddy
  • Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Other Personal Toiletries 

Electronics and Hardware:

Please view the ResNet website for your technology relegated questions.

Energy Star products are recommended.

Power strips, extension cords and other electronics should be Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) approved with the label not removed from the cord.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Batteries
  • Coaxial Cable* (for your television)
  • Computer/Laptop/Printer
  • Camera
  • DVD Player*
  • Ethernet Cords (RJ-45 cable)
  • Fan*
  • Flashlight
  • Headphones
  • Non-Halogen Study Lamp
  • Stereo*
  • Surge Protector/Power Strip(s)
  • Cellphone
  • TV*

Cooking/Cleaning Supplies:

  • A Few Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Can-opener
  • Cookware, Utensils, Cups, Plates, Napkins, Food Storage Containers
  • Dish Soap
  • Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
  • Iron/Small Ironing Board
  • Laundry Basket & Detergent

Personal Items:

  • Address Book
  • Backpack/Messenger Bag
  • Calculator
  • Clothing to last until you go home or through the season
  • Envelopes and Stamps
  • Hometown Phonebook
  • Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, Policy Numbers of Medical, Credit Card(s), and/or Auto Insurance Companies
  • Personal Medications
  • School Supplies (notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, highlighters, stapler, tape, etc.)
  • Warm Clothing and Coat (it can turn cold here frequently)
  • Umbrella

Miscellaneous Room Items:

  • 3-M Hooks (that do not damage walls when removed
  • Bicycle (some halls have bike rooms and/or bike racks)
  • Bike Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hangers
  • Sticky-Tac
  • Stacking Shelves/Storage Containers
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Small Fan
  • Sports Equipment (Frisbee, football, basketball, etc.) 

Please view this FAQ page for information about bringing carpet for your room.

Things to Leave at Home

  • Any Lamp with Halogen Bulbs
  • Any Pet that is NOT a Fish
  • Candles/Incense
  • Fireworks
  • Electrical Devices with an Exposed Heating Coil
  • Flexible Mutli-Armed Floor Lamps
  • In-door Grills (George Foreman™ types)
  • Lava Lamps
  • Nails for Hanging Items (please use sticky-tac or 3-M removable hooks instead)
  • Rubber or Foam Backed Carpet
  • Stand-Alone Freezer
  • Space Heaters
  • Torchiere Style Lamps/Multi-arm Style Lamps
  • Window Air Conditioning Units
  • Toaster Ovens/Hot Pots/Plates
  • Toy Guns (i.e. BB or Airsoft)
  • Weapons (real or fake that look real)
  • Window A/C Units 

(These items are prohibited on-campus)

* items you may want to talk about with your roommate to avoid bringing duplicates.

If you have any additional questions about what items are permitted or prohibited within the residence halls, please reference our Hallways Handbook (on-campus housing policy handbook) or contact us at 330-672-7000.