Living on Campus

What to Bring and What NOT to Bring

We understand the stress that can go along with preparing for University life. So we devised a list of items you should think about bringing (and items you should leave at home). If you end up forgetting something, don't worry. Many items can be purchased at our University bookstore.

Don't forget your ID and Medical Insurance Card!

What to Bring

Personal Items
  • Back pack / duffel bag
  • Bathrobe
  • Blow dryer / curling iron
  • Clothes hangers
  • Container to carry items to shower
  • Deodorant
  • Face cloths / hand towels / large bath towel
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flip-flops for shower
  • Food storage containers / chip clips
  • Glasses, cups
  • Journal, address book, calendar
  • Kleenex / q-tips / cotton balls
  • Lotions / brushes / combs
  • Razors / shaving cream / aftershave
  • Shampoo / conditioner
  • Soap / soap holder
  • Teddy bear or stuffed animal (YES, its OK!)
  • Toothbrush / toothbrush holder
  • Toothpaste / dental floss
  • Tampons / sanitary napkins
  • Window fan
Room Needs
  • Alarm clock
  • Analog Phone
  • Cable ready TV with RG6 cable, DVD player
  • Can opener, small set of tools
  • Curtains with tension rods
  • Dust pan & brush / electric broom or carpet sweeper
  • Fish Tanks / fish (25 gal. or less)Iron / ironing board
  • Hooks (kind with sticky backs)
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic crates or storage containers
  • Posters / favorite photos
  • Reading light, flashlight / batteries
  • Recordable DVDs
  • Rent a Microfridge or 3 cubic ft fridge (Standalone microwaves are NOT allowed)
  • Rug/area carpet
  • Small mirror
  • Stereo / headphones
  • Surge protector / extension cords
  • Waste paper basket
  • Whiteboard / Bulletin board
Laundry Needs
  • Detergent / fabric softener sheets / stain stick / bleach or substitute
  • Iron Out or Oxy Clean
  • Laundry basket / laundry bag
Winter Wear
  • Boots, heavy socks
  • Polar Fleece vest or jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Winter jacket, hat, gloves, scarf
Bedding
  • Blankets / comforter
  • Foam egg crate padding
  • Mattress cover
  • Pillows & Pillowcases
  • Twin sheets extra long - 2 sets

 

Clothing for Every Season
  • Light jacket
  • One dressy outfit 
  • Raincoat / umbrella
  • Shoes, sneakers, sandals
  • Shorts, t shirts
  • Socks / underwear
  • Sweatshirts / sweatpants
  • Swimsuit / beach towel 
Desk
  • Blank CDs or USB flash drive
  • Calculator / batteries
  • Computer w/category 5 or 5e network cable with RJ-45 connector
  • Desk drawer organizer
  • Desk lamp, desk blotter
  • Printer paper
  • Dictionary / thesaurus
  • Hole punch, stapler / staples
  • Index cards, notebooks, 3-ring binders
  • Pens, pencils, markers, highlighters
  • Printer (optional) / ink cartridges / printer paper 
  • Scissors, pencil sharpener, ruler
Fun Stuff
  • Board Games
  • Cards
  • Chess set 
  • Frisbee
  • Hobby / craft supplies
  • Musical instruments
  • Nerf balls
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Rollerblades
  • Video Game Systems 
 

What NOT to bring (not allowed)

  • Air conditioners
  • Alcohol
  • Bread machines
  • Candles
  • Cinder blocks 
  • Deep fryers
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireworks or sparklers
  • Grills (any type)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot air poppers
  • Hot plates
  • Illegal drugs/Paraphernalia
  • Immersion coils
  • Incense
  • Microwaves
  • Oil lamps
  • Pets
  • Propane or gasoline powered items
  • Smoke bombs
  • Space Heaters
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Toasters
  • Weapons
  • Wireless routers
  • Woks