What to bring

Students tend to over-pack when moving to campus. The list that follows details some things that you may want to consider bringing, as well as some things not permitted in the apartments. Many students bring the things they are going to use right away with them, and then later trade things out during a weekend home or the Thanksgiving or semester break periods. For example, you most likely won't need a winter coat until November, so you could leave that at home in August and bring it later in the year. Throughout the year, you might also choose to bring certain items home to lighten the load for when you move off campus.

Items to bring

  • Alarm clock
  • Area rug or carpeting, if desired (floors are tile)
  • Bed
  • Bed linens (sheets must be twin extra-long)
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Couch
  • Coffee tables
  • Dressers
  • Night stands
  • Dining Table
  • Camera
  • Clothes and hangers
  • TV and coaxial cable – Flat screen televisions cannot be mounted to the wall.
  • Ethernet cord
  • Computer with surge protector and printer
  • School supplies and cleaning supplies
  • Standing floor lamp
  • Extension cords and power strips
  • First-aid kit and sewing kit
  • Flashlight
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry bag/basket, detergent and fabric softener
  • Toiletries and medications
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Umbrella
  • Posters/photos/other decorations
  • Removable wall adhesive – Posters may be hung on walls using removable adhesive only.
  • Shower curtain

What not to bring

  • Candles
  • Space heaters
  • Oil lamps
  • Deep freezers
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Crock pots
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot pots
  • Electric skillets
  • Electric blankets
  • Incense
  • Firearms or weapons
  • Routers
  • Pets (other than non- flesh-eating fish)
  • Waterbeds

Things to discuss with your roommate(s)

Discuss the items you and your roommate(s) plan to bring to campus. Coordinate with one another to avoid having duplicate items, and agree on items you can share to save space. Begin the conversation early about using each other's things.
For example, if you plan to share cleaning supplies, how will you divide responsibility for replenishing them throughout the year when you are running low? Most students coordinate:

  • Desk and floor lamps (no overhead lighting in most rooms)
  • Couches
  • Dining room tables
  • Bath mat
  • Microwave
  • Mini refrigerator
  • TV, coaxial cable and DVD player
  • Wastebasket and trash bags
  • Cleaning supplies, including broom, dustpan and mop (you are responsible for cleaning your own room)