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What to bring, and what to leave home

What to bring


  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Bedspread or comforter
  • Mattress pad
  • Standard twin sheets/pillowcases, mattress size 36" x 80"
  • Towels, and washcloths


  • Casual "everyday attire"
  • Bathrobe, slippers, sleepwear
  • Swimsuit
  • Boots, sneakers, shoes
  • Scarves, gloves, hat
  • Winter coat/light jacket
  • Semi-formal attire

Odds and Ends

  • Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, & personal toiletries)
  • Shower pail
  • Iron WITH AUTO SHUT OFF and ironing board
  • Hangers
  • Screwdriver
  • Flashlight, batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescribed medication
  • Small sewing kit
  • Eyeglasses repair kit
  • Sporting goods
  • Laundry detergent, laundry basket
  • Utensils, plate, cups, mug (microwavable)
  • Stamps & envelopes
  • Key ring
  • Umbrella
  • Plastic storage crates

Electrical & IT

  • "UL" approved 14 gauge/15 amp strip style surge protector with an on/off switch (ONLY ACCEPTABLE EXTENSION CORD)
  • Telephone
  • Computer (No wireless routers allowed as our system is wireless and it will cause interference).  IF you are bringing a desktop computer, the Internet will support both 2.4 Gigahertz or 5.0 Gigahertz wireless card. 
  • Alarm clock
  • Room fan
  • Hair styling equipment WITH AUTO SHUT OFF
  • Television must have QAM Tuner (coaxial cable and splitter needed)
  • All your chargers - an extra if you have some
  • Docks
  • Any necessary passwords
  • Posters
  • Pictures from home
  • Memo board
  • Carpet or small throw rug

Important Documents

  • Identification: driver's license, social security card copy, birth certificate copy
  • Financial aid information: i.e. Student Aid Report (SAR), grant/scholarship verification
  • Certificate of Residency
  • Medical Insurance information
  • Immunization record

School Supplies

  • Calculator
  • Bookbag
  • Pens, paper, notebooks, highlighters
  • Printer cartridges/paper
  • Scotch tape/masking tape
  • Software disks or passwords in case re-installation needed

What to leave at home

  • Wireless Routers
  • Pets (other than non-carnivorous fish requiring no filter, heater or lights).  ESA requests should be submitted to Residence Life.
  • Standard household extension cords (Zip Cords) and plug adapters
  • Personal Microwave ovens - these are ONLY allowed in the Bellamy Hall Suite Gathering Rooms
  • Heat producing cooking appliances, such as coffee pots. There is no cooking in the Residence Hall rooms or public areas (Keurig's allowed if registered with R.A.)
  • Candles, incense, Plug–in fresheners
  • Halogen and lava lamps, electric blankets, space heaters, holiday lights, heating pads, air conditioners
  • Alcohol and alcohol containers
  • Excessive noise devices; amplifiers, excessive speakers
  • Hair Styling Irons or clothes irons WITHOUT AUTO-SHUT OFF
  • Cinder blocks (our beds raise higher by design so they are not needed)
  • Outside furniture
  • Weightlifting apparatus
  • Firearms/fireworks/utility knives greater than 3"
  • Dartboards
  • BBQ grills