What to Bring to Campus

As you prepare to move to college, here’s a checklist of everything you should bring.


Linens

  • Comforter, quilt, or bedspread
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillow
  • Regular twin bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Washcloths

Decorations

  • Area rug
  • Bathroom rug
  • Hangers
  • Laundry baskets
  • Photos
  • Posters, wall decals, etc.
  • Poster putty
  • Shower caddy
  • Chairs – bean bags, folding chairs, etc.

Electronics

  • Alarm clock
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Computer and charger
  • Desk lamp or bedside lamp
  • Ethernet cable
  • Extension cords
  • Fan
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hair dryer
  • HDMI cable
  • Headphones or ear buds
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Microwave (max 1.4 cubic feet)
  • Power strip with surge protection
  • Printer
  • Refrigerator (max 4.5 cubic feet)
  • TV (optional; there are common room TVs)

Cleaning

  • Broom and dust pan
  • Mop and bucket
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Glass cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Spray n Wash
  • Paper towels
  • Tub/tile cleaner and sponge
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash can and bags
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap


Dining

  • Coffee pot and mug
  • Drinking glass, bowl, plate
  • Food storage containers
  • Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Easy Mac
  • Granola bars, energy bars
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Ramen noodles
  • Soup

School supplies

  • Backpack or messenger bag
  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Calculator
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Highlighters
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes
  • Textbooks

Other items

  • First aid kit
  • Games
  • Bug spray
  • Lanyard
  • Medicine
  • Toiletries
  • Sewing kit
  • Small toolkit
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Clothing – include formal attire for special events, clothes you don’t mind ruining while doing volunteer work, gym clothes, and everyday wear
  • Jackets for fall and winter

NOT allowed

  • Anything illegal
  • Guns, knives and other weapons
  • Candles or anything with a flame
  • Incense burners
  • Appliances with open heating elements
  • Cappuccino makers
  • Electric skillets
  • Toaster ovens
  • Halogen lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Electrical outlet splitters
  • Fog machines
  • Pets – except fish in 10 gallon or less tanks


An organized dorm room with shelving, portable drawers and hooks for purses and coatsEvery room on campus is furnished with a desk chair, bed with a standard-sized twin mattress, a closet and drawer space for each resident. Each residence hall room also has a sink (either in the adjoining bathroom or in the room), a window with blinds, basic TV cable service, HBO, Showtime, air conditioning/heat, and one Ethernet port per resident.

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