Plan to bring only what you need—keep in mind that space is limited. Work with your roommate(s) to coordinate who will bring certain shared items such as a TV, rug, or mini fridge. Large items can be shipped after you arrive. Pleast note: Any packages that are shipped prior your arrival for move-in will be returned.
The following are items that many residents have found useful or convenient.
- Towels (bath, hand, washcloth)
- Shower caddy
- Shower shoes
- Sheets — a standard regular size twin sheet will fit mattresses if you’re assigned to Carson or Earl.
The standard extra-long twin sheet size will fit mattresses in all other complexes.
Linens can also be checked out upon arrival at no additional charge from your Housing Service Center.
Your room assignment (which you receive in August) will show what size sheets to bring.
- Comforter or blankets, and pillows
- Posters and pictures (use adhesive putty or thumbtacks – no nails or double-sided tape)
- Antibacterial ointment
- Pain reliever (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.)
- Cold or allergy medicine, cough syrup, etc.
- Prescription medication
- Laptop or other computer (anti-theft devices recommended)
- Ethernet cable
- Surge protector/outlet strip
- Jump drive/memory stick
- Desk organizer and supplies
- Small desk lamp
- Day planner/calendar
- Dry-erase/cork board
- Mini refrigerator (4 cubit feet or smaller)
- Cup, plate, bowl, mug, and flatware
- Stainless steel thermos (dining venues give discounts when you use a reusable mug or bottle)
- Clothing for all types of weather–wet, cold, or warm; include an all-weather jacket with a hood; fleece or wool pullovers, hats, and socks; and all-weather or water-resistant shoes
- Backpack or satchel
- Alarm clock
- Flashlight and batteries
- Small electric fan
- Storage containers
- Hangers/shoe racks
- Laundry basket
- An inexpensive bike, secure lock, helmet, and bike lights
- TV and DVD player (small enough to fit in a residence hall room)
Things to Leave at Home
- Alcoholic beverages, alcohol memorabilia, and illegal drugs or paraphernalia
- Weapons (including but not limited to martial arts weapons, BB guns, air guns, paint guns, and firearms), knives, ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous items
- Pets, including hamsters, birds, rabbits, snakes (fish in aquariums less than 10 gallons are okay)
- Microwave oven and appliances with an open heat element or no thermostat control
- Incense, candles, or other flammables
- Extension cords
- Halogen lamps
- Valuables or lots of cash
- Your car (see "Buses, Bikes, and Cars")