To Bring or Not to Bring

When moving into the residence hall, creative planning and careful coordination with your roommate can yield some great results. We’ve identified some things you might want to consider bringing to campus AND we’ve specified some things you cannot bring to campus. Please keep in mind that room dimensions are approximately 15 feet long and 11 feet wide. Closets are approximately 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep; each room may have a maximum of eight electrical items plugged in at any given time. We do not advise bringing large pieces of furniture. However, small additional bookshelves and storage bins may be beneficial. You may reorganize University-provided furnishings within the room to meet the needs of the occupants. You may not remove University-provided furnishings from the room and you may not loft beds.

 What’s provided:

  • Furnishings:  Extra-long twin bed with mattress, dresser, desk, desk chair, and bookshelf for each resident
  • Ethernet hook-ups in each room
  • Wireless internet
  • Full length mirror
  • Kitchenette in each living area kitchen (including a microwave, rice cooker, and oven/stove)
    • No cooking permitted in residence hall rooms
  • Credit/debit card operated laundry facilities in the building
  • Recycling bin

 What you need to bring

  • Extra-long twin bed sheets and other linens
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Pillow
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Trash bins, bags, and cleaning supplies

 Optional items you can bring

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Mini refrigerator (Maximum size is 48 inches tall, 24 inches wide)
  • Coffee pot
  • Small TV (non-mounted only)
  • Electric kettle for boiling water
  • Decorations (light weight items that do not require permanent mounting; more information can be found in the online Living Area Manual)
  • Removable poster putty for hanging decorations on walls
  • Candle warmer
  • Oscillating fan

 Items you may NOT bring

  • Candles, incense, lighters, matches, or anything with an open flame
  • Microwave (there is a microwave provided in the living area)
  • Broilers
  • Electric Skillets
  • Toaster oven, toaster, or any small appliance with an open element
  • Flammable materials which include by are not limited to: fireworks, explosives, combustibles, propane or gasoline, paint thinner or remover, any other highler flammable chemicals
  • Nails or tacks for hanging décor
  • Kitchen appliances (including, but not limited to, rice cookers, crockpots, hot plates, panini grills, and griddles).
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets
  • Aquariums or fish bowls larger than one gallon
  • Weapons of any sort (including knives meant for cooking)
  • Drug or alcohol paraphernalia, including vapes (this also includes any drug or alcohol-related apparel and décor)
  • Air conditioning units and space heaters