First time students sometimes aren't sure what to bring to their new homes on campus. Here's a list of common items we do and don't recommend bringing. Make sure to check with your roomate so you don't bring duplicate items! Please note that prohibited items will be removed during health and safety inspections.


Suggested Items to Bring With You:

  • Bedding: pillow, sheets, blankets, mattress pad, bed skirt
  • Bedding/bedskirt sizes: 
    Traditional residence halls, Hamrick/Rucker, and East Campus Apartments double: twin XL
    East Campus Apartments single: full size
  • Manufactured bed risers (no higher than 8”)
  • Towels, wash cloths, shampoo, conditioner
  • Shower caddy, shower shoes
  • Hair dryer
  • Medications, prescriptions
  • Disinfecting wipes, spray disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer, face mask, gloves
  • Thermometer
  • Clothing hangers
  • Clothes hamper / laundry basket
  • Laundry soap, dryer sheets
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Snack foods
  • Food storage
  • Refrigerator (must be less than 4 cubic feet)
  • Garbage can, garbage bags
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Microwave (less than 900 watts)
  • Carpet or area rug
  • Lamp
  • Air freshener, fan
  • Storage bins, plastic totes / tubs
  • Posters, decorations, artwork
  • Television
  • Computer, printer (wireless not permitted)
  • UL approved surge protector
  • Bathrobe, coat, jacket, raincoat, umbrella

Items to NOT bring with you:

  • Flushable restroom wipes
  • Candles, anything with open flame
  • Combustible liquids
  • Cooking appliances with a heating element (These can include coffee makers, Keurig’s, water boilers, toasters, crock pots, electric skillets, hot plates, etc.)
  • Extension cords or multi-plug adapters
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Halogen or heat lamps
  • Multi-light socket torchiere lamps
  • Hover boards
  • Incense / incense burners
  • Bed lofts
  • Cinderblocks, homemade structures, kits, etc.
  • Personal internet or Wi-Fi router
  • Pets or animals (fish in small bowls are allowed)
  • Portable heaters

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