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New Students

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 items:

  • Extension cords/power strips (the UL approved, heavy duty type)

  • Small refrigerator (two amps or less)

  • Stereo/radio/CD player, TV

  • Computer

  • Hot air popcorn popper, hot pot (with automatic shutoff)

  • Linens (extra-long twin size), towels, blanket, pillow, mattress pad

  • Desk lamp (not halogen), alarm clock, electric fan, small trash can

  • 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 home?
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

  • Power tools

  • Gas, charcoal or electric grills

  • Candles, incense or fireworks

  • Any open-coil heating appliance

  • Pets (Fish are allowed.)

  • Weapons

Should I bring all of my belongings at once?

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 people?
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 schedule?
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 (336) 278-6500.

What if I have questions about my financial aid or payments?
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.


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