Living in the residence halls is a staple of the university experience. The items below are some basic items that may make the experience a more positive one. The Residence Life staff suggests that you bring the minimum needs when you first move in and see what works best for you and your roommate(s) as the semester progresses.

Check out our residence hall virtual tour to see examples of residence hall rooms

Be sure that you are prepared for move-in day

Basic Suggested Items

  • Extra-long twin sheets (see below)
  • Power strip - Woods or FireShield brand only (see below)
  • Floor rug - 8x10 or less
  • Pillow
  • Small fan
  • Trash can, with trash bags
  • Calendar
  • Flashlight, with batteries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Alarm clock
  • Fridge - see MicroFridges below
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • Shower caddy
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry supplies - HE detergent only
  • Desk lamp - non-halogen

Special Items to Consider

  • MicroFridges: Alleviate one big item on move-in day, and have your rental MicroFridge in your room before you arrive!  Students may rent 1 MicroFridge per room.  Visit to place your order.  Students are not permitted to bring their own microwaves unless ordered through our partners, and may bring one mini-fridge per room if not renting (3.1 cubic feet or less).  
  • Bed linens: University-provided beds are extra-long—visit Residence Hall Linens to purchase linens for your room.
  • Woods or FireShield brand surge protectors: Residents are required to use Woods or FireShield brand surge protectors. Pick yours up at the Bookstore.
  • Personal property insurance: The college does not cover student belongings in case of fire, water, theft or other loss. If your homeowner’s insurance does not cover your belongings, contact your insurance carrier to purchase property insurance. If you prefer, you can also contact National Student Services, Inc., or take advantage of their College Plus program.
  • Wireless Internet: To take advantage of the residence hall wireless internet, you'll need an account with MyResNet.  You can register and connect up to 7 devices with a guaranteed 50Mbps connection (included), or sign up to get more speed (additional cost).  

Do Not Bring

  • Weapons (including BB guns)
  • Large furniture
  • Halogen lamps and bulbs
  • Microwaves (excepted when rented from our partner, see MicroFridges above)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Grills (all types prohibited)
  • Dart boards
  • Candles or incense
  • Power-water guns
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Inflatable hot tubs
  • Water beds
  • Pets - except fish, allowed in a tank of 10 gallons or less