What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

Words to the wise:

Leave valuables at home.

Contact your roommate beforehand if possible to avoid ending up with two of everything.  There are limits on the electrical items used in our residence halls.  Residents are restricted to one refrigerator and one microwave per room.  Refrigerators cannot exceed 4.6 cubic feet.  700 watt microwaves are recommended. 

Day wear: pants, jeans, shirts, skirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters
Outerwear: coat, hat, jacket, gloves, backpack, umbrella
Shoes: dress, casual, tennis shoes
Dressy/Special Occasions: Football Homecoming, Family Weekend, New Student Convocation, dances, church

Health Care Products: 
Vitamins, medication (get a copy of prescriptions), pain relievers, bandages, glasses/contacts (if applicable)

Personal Items: 
Toiletries, shampoo, soap, deodorant, curling iron/hot rollers/hair dryer, shaving gear, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, shower caddy (if you will be living in a community bath facility)

Laundry Items: 
Detergent, stain remover, fabric softener, iron, laundry bag or basket, rolls of quarters

Room Essentials: 
Clothes hangers, 2 sets of sheets, cleaning supplies, mattress pad, washcloths, pillow, pillow cases, bedspread, blankets, alarm clock, towels, landline telephone, bathmat

Make sure you have insurance coverage on items of value (Computers, TV, DVD player, stereo, etc.)
Posters, TV, stereo, sports equipment, pictures from home, refrigerator (4.6 cubic feet max.), microwave (700 watts), carpet or area rug

Desk and School Supplies: 
Paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, tape, paper clips, calculator, etc. 

Cell phone with emergency numbers and contact information, stamps, extra set of car keys, proof of health insurance, proof of car insurance, extra checks, social security card or birth certificate if planning to work on campus

The following items are prohibited in the Residence Halls:

  • 2+microwaves or refrigerators (only 1 microwave and 1 refrigerator allowed per room)
  • Alcohol and alcohol containers
  • Candles with wicks
  • Darts and dart boards
  • Drugs
  • Fireworks
  • Free weights over 50 lbs.
  • Gasoline or accelerants
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hotplates
  • Illegal lofts (University approved lofts can be ordered through www.bedloft.com)
  • Incense
  • Knives with blades longer than 4 inches
  • Large George Foreman Grills
  • Lava lamps
  • Nerf guns
  • Pets other than fish, unless approved through the Office of Student Disability Services
  • Road Signs
  • Scooters
  • Shot glasses
  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the residence halls
  • Space heaters
  • Swords
  • Toaster ovens
  • Toasters
  • University lounge furniture is prohibited in student rooms
  • Water guns
  • Weapons