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What to Bring

Figuring out what to bring with you to campus can be challenging! In most cases, you will be sharing a room with another student. Talking to your roommate prior to Move-In can help you determine what you want to bring. The lists below offer suggestions on what to bring as well as outlining what items to leave at home.

Planning ahead is essential to a positive Move-In. Pack early and utilize reusable or multi-purpose containers when possible. A laundry basket is great for moving items as are reusable plastic bins or crates. Boxing all or most items helps with quickly unloading your vehicle during Move-In. We encourage you to label boxes and crates with your name, hall and room number.

Suggestions for What to Bring

Bath supplies

  • Shower bucket
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Robe
  • Shower shoes


Bed supplies

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  • Twin extra long bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Mattress pad

Miscellaneous Supplies



  • Computer
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • DVD / Blue-ray player
  • Gaming console
  • Cable cord
  • Ethernet cord
  • Power strips that have a surge protector


Laundry items

  • Hamper / Basket
  • Detergent
  • Hangers


Kitchen Items

  • Dishes (bowls, plates, ect.)
  • Utensils (forks, spoons, ect.)
  • Dish soap
  • Dish towel

What to Leave at Home…

  • Alcohol
  • Animals other than fish
  • Octopus Plug and extension cords
    • we recommend power strips that have a surge protector
  • Candles and Incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Nails
    • use tape or sticky tack to hang posters
  • Pressurized lofts
    • Only free-standing lofts that are easily movable are allowed for maintenance purposes
    • No homemade lofts are allowed in:
      • Fletcher Hall
      • North Scott
      • South Scott
      • South Gruenhagen
      • Taylor Hall
  • Various appliances
    • those with open coils
    • toasters
    • George Foreman grills
    • pizza ovens


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