Moving in.

Department of Residential Life

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

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 

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 blotterPrinter 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
Chess set 
Hobby / craft supplies
Musical instruments
Nerf balls
Outdoor Gear
Video Game Systems 

Laundry Supplies
Detergent / fabric softener sheets / stain stick / bleach or substitute
Iron Out or Oxy Clean
Laundry basket / laundry bag


Personal Items
Back pack / duffel bag
Blow dryer / curling iron
Container to carry items to shower
Face cloths / hand towels / large bath towel
First Aid Kit
Flip-flops for shower
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
Clothes hangers
Curtains with tension rods
Dust pan & brush / electric broom or carpet sweeper
Fish Tanks / fish (25 gal. or less)Iron / ironing board
Food storage containers / chip clipsGlasses, cups
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

Winter Wear
Boots, heavy socks
Polar Fleece vest or jacket
Winter jacket, hat, gloves, scarf,

What NOT to bring

These items are not allowed:
Air conditioners
Bread machines
Cinder blocks
Deep fryers
Electric blankets
Grills (any type)
Halogen lamps
Hot air poppers
Hot plates

Illegal drugs/Paraphernalia
Space Heaters
Toaster Ovens
Wireless routers