What to Bring for Residence Living

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 place, a place to eat, to sleep, and a place to hand 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
  • Sheets (Standard Twin)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bedside Caddy
  • Comforter
  • Eye Mask/Ear Plugs
  • White Noise Machine

Relaxation

  • Fan Area Rug
  • Floor Lamp
  • Chair
  • Room Fragrance/Plug-In
  • Speakers
  • Smart TV
  • Board Games
  • Gaming System
  • Hammock

Eating

  • Mini Fridge – 4 cubic feet or less (one per room)
  • Plates and Bowls
  • Cups and Mugs
  • Eating Utensils
  • Dish Soap/Towels
  • Travel Thermos
  • Water Bottle
  • Water Pitcher and Filter
  • Can Opener
  • Chip Clips
  • Coffee Pot
  • Food Storage

Organization

  • Underbed Storage
  • Stacking Drawers
  • Show Storage
  • Hangers
  • Closet Organizer
  • Double Closet Rod
  • Cap/Purse Organizer
  • Drawer Organizer
  • Hooks/Command Strips
  • Door Mirror

Practical

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Umbrella
  • First Aid Kit
  • Basic Tool Kit
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sewing Kit

Cleaning

  • Wastebasket
  • Trash Bags
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Vaccum
  • Sponge
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner (Anderson, Lange Suites)
  • Toilet Bowl Brush (Anderson, Lange Suites)
  • Shower Cleaner (Anderson, Lange Suites)
  • Shower Scrub Brush (Anderson, Lange Suites)
  • Hand Broom/Dust Pan (Anderson, Lange Suites)

Showering

  • Shower Curtain (Anderson, Lange Suites)
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Loofah
  • Shower Caddy
  • Toothbrush/Soap Case
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dobe
  • Shower Shoes

Study

  • Desk Lamp
  • Desk Organizers
  • Calendar/Planner
  • Dry Erase/Bulletin Board
  • Surge Protector
  • Power Strip
  • Laptop Lock
  • Laptop Fan/stand

Laundry

  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Detergent/Fabric Softener
  • Stain Remover/Pen
  • Drying Rack
  • Ironing Board and Iron
  • Over the Door Towel Rack
  • Hand Vaccum

What NOT To Bring

  • Candles/Candle Warmers
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Microwave
  • George Foreman Grill
  • Space Heater
  • Air Conditioners
  • Depp Freezer
  • Toaster Oven
  • Pets