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What to Bring

Each campus residence is furnished. Students should not plan to bring additional items until they see how things look after they move in.

All Residents

  • Bathroom rug(s)
  • Bedding and bathroom supplies, including a pillow, comforter, mattress protector and/or egg crate. All residence halls have extra-long twin beds except for several rooms in Pine Hall. For details about the Pine Hall bed sizes, please review the Pine Hall page
  • Class/desk supplies
  • Cleaning supplies (Recommended Items)
  • Clothing hangers
  • Computer/laptop with Ethernet cord (ITS internet resource)
  • Dust buster, broom, and/or vacuum
  • Fan
  • First-aid kit/prescription medications
  • Flashlight and batteries (candles and incense are prohibited)
  • Grooming supplies
  • Hand truck/dolly for moving your belongs
  • Large trash bags
  • Laundry supplies (may include a basket/bag, detergent, softener, iron)
  • Microwave-proof containers/dishes
  • Personal documents (such as your medical insurance card and renter’s insurance information)
  • Room decorations (please check prohibited items list for guidance before purchasing)
  • Small lockable storage chest
  • Storage crates (small and stackable)
  • Supplies for your car (if applicable, including a small snow shovel and de-icer)
  • Surge protector (please check prohibited items list for guidance before purchasing)
  • Televisions – All TV’s must have a built in digital QAM and MPEG4 tuner to work with the digital TV system

Prohibited items

Do not bring prohibited items. An up to date list of prohibited items is provided in our Guide to Community Living, located here. You may also view the list here.

Apartment Specific Residents

College Park Apartments
  • Kitchen cooking supplies (pots, pans, lids, spatulas, utensils), cleaning supplies and decorative items
  • Moving cart, to bring your laundry to and from the laundry room, located across from the Lodge
  • Padlock for bedroom closets
  • Reading lamp, desk lamp and table lamp for living room (no halogen bulbs are permitted)

Phase I – Buckeye, Holly, Hickory, Redwood, International, Mimosa, Palm, Science, Elm (Peaked roofs)

  • Stove tops and ovens present in kitchen
  • System control of heat and air conditioning (low to high)

Phase II – Mulberry, Butternut, Cypress, Tamarack, Sycamore (Flat Roofs)

  • Stove tops and ovens present in kitchen
  • Temperature specific controlled heat and air conditioning
The Village
  • Kitchen cooking supplies (pots, pans, lids, spatulas, utensils), cleaning supplies and decorative items
  • Lighting: bedside lamps and additional living room floor lamp needed (no halogen bulbs)
  • Step stools


  • Floors in the Village living rooms are tiled: bring area throw rugs to limit noise transmission
  • End table lamps in the living room of each apartment provided

Green Move-in Guidelines

Interested in making your move-in experience as sustainable as possible? Check out our Green Move-in Guidelines.

Note: The above are just examples of what other students have brought to campus. You should bring whatever you feel will make you comfortable and equipped to be a successful student. Just keep in mind that space is limited. It is also a good idea to plan ahead with your roommate(s) to avoid unnecessary duplication.