Packing List

Packing for school for the first time can be challenging. Here's some help to get your started.

What You Should Bring to Your Residence Hall:

  • Pillows, sheets  and blanket for a XL twin bed (36"x80")
  • Waterproof, allergy, etc. mattress protector for twin mattress
  • Towels, washcloths, toilet paper
  • Soap, shampoo and personal toiletries
  • First aid items and prescribed medications
  • Mini fridge (5 cubic feet or less)
  • Alarm clock
  • UPC-approved power strips
  • Microwave (below 900 watts)
  • Desk lamp, alarm clock, surge protectors and flashlight
  • Iron, ironing board, laundry soap and garbage bags
  • Hangers, laundry basket/bag
  • Driver's license or non-driver ID

What You Should Leave at Home:

  • Extension cords (plugs with surge protectors are allowed)
  • Bedroom furniture, including mattress, bed, desk, chair, or dresser
  • Pets (except toothless fish in a tank 5 gallons or less)
  • Incense
  • Space heaters or air conditioners (either floor or window models)
  • Foreman Grills® or any open-element cooking appliance
  • Toasters, ovens, toaster ovens, hot plates, air fryers  or anything with an exposed heating element
  • Cooking appliances that use electricity or gas other than a small microwave
  • Electric percolators and drip coffee makers
  • Incense or plug-in air fresheners
  • Candles and candle warmers
  • Sun lamps or any lamps with plastic shades, i.e., "octopus" lights
  • Decorative lighting including holiday lighting, rope lights
  • Refrigerators exceeding 5 cubic feet
  • Potpourri pots
  • Electric coils
  • Lava lamp, halogen, or other high-intensity lamps
  • Electric blankets
  • Nails, screws, duct tape, or any other marking tapes
  • Bed risers that have built in electrical outlets
  • Alcoholic beverages (if you are under 21)
  • Kegs, alcohol cans/bottles (full or empty), beer pong tables, funnels, shot glasses or any other item affiliated with the consumption or possession of alcohol (including those beers designated “non-alcoholic”)
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any kind, including firearms, paintball guns and equipment, BB guns, martial arts weapons, bows, box cutters, arrows, hunting knives

Crockpots, Rice Cookers, and Electric Kettles must be used in the designated kitchen areas of the Residence Halls. They may not be used in individual student rooms. Doing so could be a violation of the FIRE SAFETY policy. Students are able to use community kitchens in each of the Residence Halls, but must provide their own cookware and cleaning supplies.

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