What to Bring and Not Bring

What to Bring and Not to Bring Image

Use these lists to help plan what items to bring when living in a residence hall.

Suggested Items to Bring

Suite Style Housing (Building B)
  • Computer: Residence Halls are wireless compatible
  • Surge protector: It must say “surge protector” on the box and the device.
  • Microwave
    • You will only need one microwave per suite kitchen so talk to your suitemates to see who will bring a kitchen-sized microwave 
    • Microwaves for use in bedrooms, onlyapproved MicroFridge® rentals (one per bedroom) - www.mymicrofridge.com 
  • Extra-long shower curtain (two showers per suite) 
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes 
  • TV/cable wire for TV 
  • TV for suite living room: You will only need one TV for the suite living room, so talk to your suitemates to see who will want to bring the TV. 
  • Bedding for XL twin bed 
  • Dishes, pots, pans, silverware 
  • Laundry detergent/Laundry bag or basket 
  • Cleaning supplies (including vacuum cleaner) 
  • Alarm clock 
  • Toaster: Can only be used in the kitchen. You will only need one toaster per suite so talk to your suitemates to see who will bring a toaster 
  • Coffee maker: Can only be used in the kitchen and must have an automatic shut-off. You will only need one coffee pot per suite so talk to your suitemates to see who will bring this item 
  • Towels 
  • Bathroom supplies (toilet paper, soap, bathmats, etc.)
    Traditional Style Housing (Building Shapero Hall)
      • Computer: Residence Halls are wireless compatible
      • Surge protector: It must say “surge protector” on the box and the device.
      • Mini-fridge: Five (5) cubic foot maximum  
      • Microwave,ONLY approved MicroFridge® rentals are allowed - www.mymicrofridge.com
      • Shower caddy and shower shoes 
      • Plastic crates or footlockers for under the bed 
      • TV/cable wire for TV 
      • Bedding for XL twin bed 
      • Dishes, silverware 
      • Laundry detergent/Laundry bag or basket 
      • Cleaning supplies (broom, easy mop, etc)
      • Coffee maker with automatic shut-off (one per bedroom) 
      • Towels
      Pod Style Housing (Building A and C)
      • Computer: Residence Halls are wireless compatible
      • Surge protector: It must say “surge protector” on the box and the device.
      • Mini-fridge: Five (5) cubic foot maximum  
      • Microwave
        • You will only need one microwave per pod common area
        • For use in bedrooms, only approved MicroFridge® rentals (one per bedroom) - www.mymicrofridge.com 
      • Extra-long shower curtain (two showers per pod) 
      • Shower caddy and shower shoes 
      • Plastic Crates or footlockers for under the bed 
      • TV/cable wire
      • Bedding for twin XL bed 
      • Dishes, silverware 
      • Laundry detergent/Laundry bag or basket 
      • Cleaning supplies (including vacuum cleaner)
      • Coffee maker with automatic shut-off (one per bedroom) 
      • Towels 
      • Bathroom supplies (toilet paper, soap, bathmats, etc)

      Prohibited Items (All Halls) 

      Please do not bring anything on the list below. They may be confiscated and not returned to you.

      • Animals of any kind (unless an APPROVED Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal through the Office of Accessibility Resources)
      • Alcohol or other drugs and any AOD paraphernalia (including hookas)
      • Hoverboards
      • Dartboards with metal tips
      • Drums or DJ equipment
      • Extension cords or multi-plug outlets
      • Neon signs and any kind of string lights
      • Personal modems
      • Federal, state, college, local or other signs
      • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, torchiere lamps, octopus lamps, or other high intensity lamps
      • Firearms, weapons or other dangerous instruments (paintball guns, BB guns, paintball guns, airsoft guns, knives, archery equipment, etc.)
      • Curtains, drapes, or tapestries (unless flame resistant with proof on tag)
      • Appliances with exposed coils (George Foreman Grills, Panini Grills, hotplates, etc.)
      • Candles, fireworks, explosives, charcoal/gas grills, oil lamps, incense, any combustible device, electric blankets, etc.
      • Indoor use of any athletic equipment (pull up bars, workout bench, etc.)
      • Air Conditioners and Space Heaters
      • Live-cut Christmas trees and any flammable decorations

        Notes for Decorating Your Room

        • Do not store items within 18 inches from a sprinkler head or within 2 feet from the ceiling
        • Do not move heavy furniture – submit a work order and facilities will assist with moving furniture
        • Do not hang anything on the ceiling or sprinklers
        • Do not have strings of lights on your walls or ceiling
        • You may not cover more than 50% of your door or walls as it is a fire hazard
        • Do not put any stickers or decorations that leave a residue on your walls (including washable paint)

        Notes for Move-In

        • Please have all items labeled with your name, building, and room number
        • Pick up your ID card at the LazerCard office located at Student Central in the Gordon Student Center
        • Please plan to feed yourself breakfast and lunch on move-in day