If you are an incoming freshman or
transfer student, you probably have questions about what to
pack, how to meet your roommate and how to sign up for
classes, just to name a few. Here are some questions and
answers to help you prepare for move-in day and get settled
once you arrive on campus.
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What should I bring when I move in?
The Office of Residence life encourages you to bring items
that make your room feel more like home and make campus life
more convenient for you. Here are some suggested
Extension cords/power strips (the UL approved, heavy duty
Small refrigerator (two amps or less)
Stereo/radio/CD player, TV
Hot air popcorn popper, hot pot (with automatic shutoff)
Linens (extra-long twin size), towels, blanket, pillow,
Desk lamp (not halogen), alarm clock, electric fan, small
Telephone, answering machine
Plasti-Tak, Fun-Tak, Scotch Wallsaver for hanging posters
(no double-sided tape, please)
Hair dryer, curling iron, razors
What should I leave at
For your health and safety, there are some things items that
are not allowed in the residence halls. These include:
Microwaves and toaster ovens (except in Danieley Center)
Halogen lamps, ceiling fans or track lighting
Gas, charcoal or electric grills
Candles, incense or fireworks
Any open-coil heating appliance
Pets (Fish are allowed.)
Should I bring all of my belongings at
The Residence Life staff encourages you to contact your
roommate and discuss who is bringing the stereo, carpet,
etc., so you do not have two of everything. Making contact
with your roommate before arriving helps make for a smooth
transition to college life.
When will I know who my roommate is?
The Office of Residence mails assignment letters the first
week of July. If you do not receive a letter by the end of
July, please call our office at (336) 278-7300.
How can I get involved on campus and meet
New student orientation (held the first week of your
arrival) is packed full of things to do and people to meet.
Shortly thereafter, the student organization fair is held
with representatives from most campus
organizations looking for new members. Your Head Resident
and/or Resident Advisor are also valuable resources for ways
to get involved on campus. Visit our
Services page for more information.
How do I sign up for classes and set my class
You should receive instructions on registering for classes
in your admission materials. Any questions regarding your
classes can be directed to the Office of Academic Advising at
What if I have questions about my financial aid or
The Office of Financial Planning can give you the status of
your financial aid package and can be reached on the WATS
line (800) 334-8448, prompt #2. Questions about receipt of
payment or board plan can be answered by the Bursar's
office at (336) 278-5300.