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 twin bed.
  • Waterproof, allergy, etc. mattress protector for twin mattress
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Soap, shampoo and personal toiletries
  • First aid items and prescribed medications
  • Mini fridge (5 cubic feet or less)
  • Alarm clock
  • UL-approved power strips
  • Microwave (below 900 watts)
  • Desk lamp, alarm clock, surge protectors and flashlight
  • Laundry soap (for high efficiency washing machines) and garbage bags
  • Hangers, laundry basket/bag
  • Driver's license or non-driver ID

What You Should Leave at Home:

  • Air conditioners; unless required as part of a medical accommodation (either floor or window models)
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips without surge protectors
  • Electric, propane or kerosene space heaters
  • Foreman Grills® or any open-element cooking appliance
  • Toasters, ovens, toaster ovens or hot plates, or any items with exposed heating elements.
  • Incense or plug-in air fresheners
  • Candles and candle warmers
  • Sun lamps or any lamps with plastic shades (e.g., "octopus" lights)
  • Non-UL-approved decorative lighting, including holiday lighting, rope lights
  • Refrigerators exceeding 5 cubic feet
  • Electric or candle potpourri pots
  • Electric coils
  • Lava lamps, halogen lamps or other high-intensity lamps
  • Electric blankets
  • Multiple outlet extensions or outlet transformers without surge protectors
  • Wireless routers
  • Bed risers with built-in outlets

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.