I'm Living In The Halls, What Do I Bring?

You've applied to halls, gotten assigned to your room, and now you're starting to pack.  Do you bring everything or live a spartan lifestyle? Our recommendation is....only pack what you need, and a few items that bring you comfort and that you enjoy.  Our suggestions are below.  Remember, whatever you bring, you have to move in and then move out, so be selective!  Also, check with roommates to make sure your not bring 3 of everything, work as a team!


(* Items are required)

  • *Cloth face covering/mask - at least one per student
  • *Cleaning supplies (multi-surface cleaner, bleach wipes, Lysol spray)
  • *Hand sanitizer
  • Bed linens (for extra long twin mattress)
  • Bike and lock (optional)
  • Carpet /throw rug
  • Cell phone and charger
  • 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)
  • Fish tanks can be up to 5 gallons - nothing larger


  • 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