What Can Students Bring?

What_To_Bring (PDF copy)

First, think of what you’ll need for fall semester. You will not have to bring everything for the entire academic year when you first arrive. The essentials include:

Bed & Bath

  • Bed linens: sheet set (X–long twin size 36” x 80”)
  • Pillow/pillowcase
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Plastic bucket for shower items
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Hair dryer/curling iron/curlers
  • Hygiene items
  • First aid items

Clothing & Laundry

  • Clothes basket/hamper
  • Clothes hangers
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Detergent and fabric softener
  • Season–appropriate clothing
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Sewing kit

Electrical Accessories

  • Surge protected power strip for all electronic equipment
  • Ethernet cord
  • TV cable cord
  • Personal computer/printer
  • Television/VCR/DVD
  • Radio/stereo (headphones encouraged)
  • Address book
  • Desk/reading lamp and bulbs
  • Flashlight
  • Unless you are a resident of University Village, we encourage you to rent a unit from Collegiate Concepts, Inc. for your microwave and refrigeration needs. University Village residents are provided with a standard refrigerator and microwave in their kitchens and therefore are not eligible to have additional units in their bedrooms.

Scholastic Supplies

  • Desk calendar
  • Notebooks, paper, etc.
  • Calculator
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.
  • Planner
  • Backpack
  • Stamps and envelopes, memo board/notepads
  • Receipts/literature from the University
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and policy numbers of insurance companies
  • White “tack gum” for hanging posters
  • Small tool kit

Other Items

  • CDs
  • Calendar
  • Medications
  • Tape, scissors, stapler, hole punch
  • Address book
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Bike and lock
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Area rugs
  • Plants

University Village Kitchen Supplies

  • Dishes, bowls, cups
  • Silverware
  • Cooking utensils
  • Coffee pot
  • Electrical cooking appliances
  • Kitchen towels and sponges
  • Pot holders
  • Mop, broom, and dustpan
  • Cleaning supplies

What Not to Bring

Note: The following items are not permitted in University Housing. Of course, this is not a complete list, just some of the most common things that wind up in the car or van for the ride back home.

  • Pets (except fish, and tanks must not exceed 5 gallons)
  • Hot plates/electric skillets: Any cooking device with an open heating element
  • Percolator
  • Oil popcorn poppers
  • Vacuums (units are available at the front desk of each hall)
  • Refrigerators larger than 4.4 cu.ft.
  • Halogen lamps & multicolored plastic lamps
  • Extension cords
  • Sun lamps
  • Electric blankets
  • Weapons of any type
  • Candles/incense/potpourri burners
  • Electric space heaters
  • Air conditioner
  • Toaster ovens
  • “George Foreman” grills and their clones
  • Microwaves, with the exception of approved units from a campus approved vendor.
  • Water beds
  • Dartboards
  • Contact paper or wallpaper
  • Nails, screws, other types of fastener hardware
  • Outlet adapters
  • Alcohol or alcohol–related decorations
  • Fireworks

Use this simple rule of thumb: leave it at home if an item presents:

  1. a safety hazard,
  2. an annoyance to others,
  3. a likelihood of damaging your room or furnishings.

Possession of these items is a violation of University Housing policy. Residents who are in violation will be subject to the university conduct process.

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