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What to Bring
for First Time Residents

Items to Bring 

Moving into a Residence Hall can be an exciting but daunting experience. Here we will attempt to address the questions you may have concerning the move-in policy, what to bring, what not to bring, important dates, etc. What to bring for first time residents?

Following is a list of items many students may wish to bring with them to the hall. Such items are recommended by Housing & Residence Life to enhance your stay:

  • Dolly & move in carts!
  • Refrigerators (1 per room) (4.5 cu ft or less)
  • Microwaves (1 per room) (less than 1,200 watts)
  • Bed and Bath Linens - (Beds are long Twin=>38" x 80")
  • Pillow and blanket
  • Personal grooming items
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • Small floor or window fan
  • Alarm clock
  • TV and/or Radio - (Cable TV access is supplied with each room)
  • Shower Caddy
  • Laundry Bag
  • Decorations
  • Shower shoes/sandals
  • A limited number of 7-foot beds are available for extra-tall residents
  • Cable cord - (if desired) (Cable cords will not be supplied to students during the 2015–-2016 academic school year)
  • Cable Splinter - (if desired) (Cable Splinter will not be supplied to students during the 2015-2016 academic school year)
  • Computer - (if desired)
  • Printer - (if desired)

What Not to Bring

The following is a list of items that are prohibited in the residence hall. You should not bring any of these items with you on campus. Cooking appliances - (toaster ovens, rice cooker, hot plates, griddles, grills)

  • Candles and incense
  • Oil lamps
  • Open-coiled heating units or hot plates
  • Any type of flame making devices
  • Darts
  • Weapons (of any type)
  • Waterbeds
  • Pets (except fish within a 5 gallon tank)
  • Multi-outlet plugs
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air condition window units
  • Space heaters