It’s the ultimate resident question: What do I need to bring to college?

Here’s the ultimate list of what you do (and don’t!) need to bring to campus.

What’s provided

  • Bed (with ability to adjust height, so no need for floor risers, and loft one per room)
  • Mattress
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Closet/armoire
  • Dresser
  • Shower curtain
  • Shades

What you’ll need

  • Extra long twin size sheets (36” x 80”)
  • Pillows/pillowcase
  • Blankets
  • Bedspread
  • Towels
  • Bathroom necessities (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, basic toiletries)
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathroom floor mat
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Detergent/Fabric softener
  • Ironing Board/Iron with auto shutoff
  • Bleach/Measuring cup
  • Clothes hangers
  • Drying rack
  • Desk/table lamp
  • Small vacuum/broom/dustpan
  • Waste basket
  • UL Listed Surge protector
  • Garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First-aid supplies
  • Storage bins
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Computer and charger
  • Phone charger
  • Backpack or bag
  • Pencils, pens, notebooks, and folders/binders
  • Microfridge (If you are interested in ordering a micro-fridge, you can do so by contacting the Micro Fridge company, at their website, For residents of Sakac Hall, we ask that you only have one micro fridge per bedroom.) 
  • Any prescriptions/medications

Nice to have, but not necessary

  • Throw rugs
  • Television
  • Printer
  • Full-length mirror
  • Fan(s)
  • Storage bins
  • Mattress pad

What not to bring (aka prohibited items)

  • Toaster ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Air conditioners
  • Candles or incense
  • Bed risers
  • Pets (except fish, 10 gal or less)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Personal microwave ovens
  • Halogen lamps/plastic lamp covers
  • No refrigerator larger than 3.6 cu ft.
  • Freezers
  • Cinder block(s)
  • Anything with an exposed heating element
  • George Forman grills or similar type grills
  • Extensions cords
  • Hookahs
  • Hoverboards

Afraid you’ll forget something? Don’t worry: Our Campus Store has all the basic necessities and our free student shuttle goes to the grocery store, mall, and Target on an almost daily basis.

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