Residence Life

To Bring or Not to Bring

Residence life encourages you to bring items that make your room feel more like home and make campus life more convenient for you.

What you should bring from home:

  • Laptop
  • Power strips (the UL approved, heavy duty type)
  • Smart TV or TV with Roku/HDMI streaming capabilities
  • Flashlight and batteries 
  • High Efficiency Light Bulbs (LED or CFL) for desk lamps
  • Reusable water bottle and mug
  • Small refrigerator (two amps or less)
  • Stereo/radio/CD player/TV
  • Linens, towels, blanket, pillow, mattress pad
  • Laundry basket/detergent
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Cleaning supplies (ex. antibacterial spray or wipes, window cleaner)
  • Desk lamp (not halogen), alarm clock, electric fan, small trash can, recycling bin
  • Hair dryer, curling iron, razors

For the health and safety of you and others, some items are not allowed in the residence halls.

What you should leave at home:

  • Microwaves and toaster ovens (except in Danieley Center kitchen area)
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Cinder blocks to raise beds
  • Power tools
  • Gas, charcoal or electric grills
  • Candles, incense, or fireworks
  • Holiday (string) Lights
  • Hoverboards (including self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, hands-free seaways, and similar items)
  • Space Heaters
  • Wireless routers
  • Salt lamps
  • Any open-coil heating appliance
  • Pets (ONLY non-lethal fish in a 10 gallon tank or smaller are allowed)
  • Weapons
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (as a student you get a copy for free!)