• What to Bring

    Setting up a room in a residence hall is an exciting element of being a new student! Your room will function as many things: a study space, a place to eat, to sleep, and a place to hang out with friends. With so many functions, it’s a great idea to start planning for items you will need in your room. We’ve compiled a list of items that will help make your room your personal place on campus! The list includes essential items as well as items that might make life in a residence hall even more enjoyable.

    Sleeping

    • pillows
    • mattress pad
    • mattress topper
    • body pillow
    • sheets (twin)
    • alarm clock
    • bedside caddy
    • comforter

    Relax

    • fan area rug
    • floor lamp
    • chair
    • room fragrance
    • speakers

    Eating

    • plates and bowls
    • cups and mugs
    • eating utensils
    • travel mug
    • water bottle
    • water pitcher and filter
    • can opener
    • chip clips
    • coffee pot
    • food storage
     

    Organize

    • underbed storage
    • stacking drawers
    • shoe storage
    • hangers
    • closet organizers
    • double closet rod
    • cap/purse organizer
    • drawer organizer
    • hooks/Command Strips
    • door mirror
    • batteries
    • umbrella
    • first aid kit
    • tool kit
    • hot glue gun
    • sewing kit
    • all purpose cleaner
    • hand vacuum

    Showering

    • towels/washcloths
    • loofah
    • shower caddy
    • toothbrush/soap case
    • hair dryer
    • robe
     

    Study

    • desk lamp
    • desk organizers
    • wastebasket
    • calendar
    • dry erase/bulletin board
    • surge protector
    • USB flash drive
    • extension cord
    • laptop lock

    Laundry

    • laundry basket
    • laundry hamper
    • detergent
    • drying rack
    • ironing board and iron
    • over the door towel rack
    • hand vacuum
     

    What NOT to Bring

    • candles
    • George Foreman grill
    • space heater
    • microwave
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