Residence Life

5 students walking outside Talkington Hall

What to bring to campus and what not to bring.

Keep in mind that college-owned furniture may not be removed from your room. Mattresses, desks and dressers must be incorporated into your room layout.  We recommend you talk to your roommate(s) before you bring larger items to campus.


  • Bed linens (for extra long twin mattress)
  • Bike and lock (optional)
  • Carpet /throw rug
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Compact refrigerator (115 wattage, apartment-style, 1 per room)
  • Computer
  • Kitchen utensils and glasses (cups, plates, can opener)
  • Dish soap
  • First Aid kit with personal medications, cold medicine, band-aids
  • Health insurance information
  • 3-M Strips (or other poster hanging material) to hang posters
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Laundry bag / laundry detergent
  • Microwave (low voltage, apartment-style, 1 per room)
  • Power strip - surge protector
  • School supplies (pens, notebooks, etc)
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower caddy
  • Study lamp
  • Toiletry items (towels, washcloth, etc)


  • Pets (harmless fish are allowed)
  • Hot plates and anything with an open coil
  • Toaster ovens
  • Space heaters
  • Air Conditioners
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs and paraphernalia
  • Expensive clothing and jewelry
  • Off-season clothes
  • Large pieces of furniture