On-Campus Housing

What to Bring

To meet the changing needs of students, Housing & Dining provides as many comforts as possible so students can make their living environment their home. Following is a list of items we provide for students and suggestions for items that would be helpful for students to bring with them.

Electrical Equipment and Appliances

Typically acceptable appliances (UL approved): computers, TVs, videocassette recorders, DVD players, clock radios, CD players, stereos, razors, fans, and electric blankets may be used in student rooms. Some hairdryers/curling irons may require additional power and need to be used in the public area bathrooms rather than individual student rooms to avoid tripping circuit breakers.

Use surge protectors/power strips for all appliances, particularly computers, televisions, VCRs, stereo equipment, and clock radios. Lightweight extension cords and multiple outlet plugs without surge protectors create a safety hazard and are prohibited.

Electrical appliances with an enclosed heating element are permitted in the halls (i.e., popcorn makers and coffeepots) if used under continual supervision by the user. Open-ended heating elements and electrical appliances that may pose a fire hazard, such as hot plates, hot pots, electric or contact grills, and space heaters are prohibited.

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Things to bring:

  • Twin sheets
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • Mattress pad
  • Bedspread
  • Linens and towels
  • Metal wastebasket
  • Study lamps
  • Toiletries
  • Fan
  • Clock/clock radio
  • Ethernet card (for Internet connection)
  • Ethernet cable (Cat5)
  • Television
  • Clothing hangers
  • Laundry hamper
  • Shower caddy

Things we suggest:

  • Plates and bowls
  • Cups and mugs
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Food storage
  • Surge protector
  • USB flash drive
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Under bed storage
  • Batteries

Things to leave at home:

  • Open-element cooking appliances
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Water beds
  • Halogen lamps
  • Plastic wastebaskets

Things we provide:

  • Draperies
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • MicroFridge
  • Bed/mattress
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet connection