Things to Bring

What do I bring when I move in?

Listed below are a few suggested items that you should consider when packing.  You will want to talk with your roommate(s) as well and see what they might be bringing and what you will choose to share.


  • Luggage or plastic tote carriers (easy for bringing home clothes on breaks!)
  • Fan
  • Pens, pencils, flash drive, other essential school supplies
  • Shampoo, soap and other bath products
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes/flip-flops
  • Towels
  • Tissues
  • First aid kit and any medications (i.e. pain relievers)
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Bed sheets, pillows, blankets (standard twin sheets will fit)
  • Microwavable foods (i.e. EasyMac, Ramen)
  • Mini-fridge (up to 4.5 cubic feet)
  • Coffee maker (has to have an automatic shutoff)
  • Area rug
  • Bowls, cups, plates, silverware
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry basket/hamper/bag
  • Detergent and fabric softener
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Umbrella
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hangers
  • Personal information: health insurance card, banking, passport, and other necessary forms of identification
  • ...oh and don’t forget your clothes (especially a winter jacket!!)


  • Ethernet cable
  • Power strip (should be UL approved and have a on/off reset button)
  • TV, cable wire and splitter
  • DVD player
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock

And here is a gentle reminder of what NOT to bring...

  • Extension cords...but you CAN bring a UL certified power strip and they come in various lengths
  • Holiday lights
  • Bed/mattress (we’re giving you one!)...but you CAN bring things that will make your bed feel like your bed
  • Desk and desk chair (we’re giving you those too!)
  • Candles (any and all, including incense)
  • Weapons of any kind (including toys)
  • Pets...but you CAN have fish, which are allowed in tanks under 10 gallons
  • Octopus lamps...but you CAN bring desk lamps
  • Air conditioners...but you CAN bring a fan
  • Gas grills
  • Alcohol or any illegal drugs (this also includes paraphernalia)
  • Microwaves/toaster ovens/other cooking appliances...but these are available in floor lounges
  • Heating blankets...but you CAN bring your favorite blanket
  • Fireworks or explosives

Click here  to download the list of suggested items to bring with you on move-in day! Again, this is just a suggested list, so don't feel like you have to bring every item on the list. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.  

See you Aug. 29, 2014, for first year move-in! Be sure to check out our "Move-In Day" page in mid-July for more details. See you soon!