Room Essentials

Not sure what to you'll need for your room? Here are some essentials to pack.



  • Twin XL bedding & pillows
  • Totes to store personal items
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket/hamper
  • Wall art & photos
Common Area

Common Area

  • TV, electronics, boardgames
  • Throw blanket & pillows
  • Snacks
  • Plates & utensils
  • Coffee maker
  • Laundry supplies


  • Shower curtain
  • Hand soap
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
  • Shower caddy
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Closet Essentials

In Syracuse, we get all the seasons and then some! Here are some closet essentials.



  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Sneakers 
  • Sandals


  • Jeans
  • Sweatpants, leggings
  • Long-sleeve shirts, flannels
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts
  • Light jacket


  • Thick winter coat
  • Snow boots (something with decent tread or traction!)
  • Hats
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Scarves

Room Rules

There are a few rules we have to obey as a community to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please review the following guidelines when moving in or decorating.

A microfridge is a compact unit that includes a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave!


  • Refrigerator = 2.13 cubic ft.
  • Freezer = .74 cubic ft.


  • Rental is $199.99 per year plus tax.
  • The microfridge will be delivered to your room before you arrive.

Rent a Microfridge


  • 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)
  • 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 heating elements (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

Our official storage provider, Dorm Room Movers is here to help you with your stuff this summer so you can focus on what really matters - school!

Here’s how it all works:

  • They send you boxes and tape. You pack - that’s it.
  • They pick up your items, store them while you’re away, and deliver everything back before you return.
  • Graduating or not returning to campus? Dorm Room Movers can also ship boxes home or to your new school.

Why DRM is the right choice for you:

  • Up to $150 coverage included per box or unboxed item.
  • Climate-protected storage and 24/7 security.
  • BBB A+ accredited.