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
  • Desk lamp (not halogen), alarm clock, electric fan, small trash can, recycling bin
  • High-Efficiency Light Bulbs (LED or CFL) for desk lamps
  • Reusable water bottle and mug
  • Small refrigerator (10 amps or less)
  • TV
  • Linens, towels, blanket, pillow, mattress pad
  • Laundry basket/detergent/dryer sheets
  • Clothes drying rack/hangers
  • Hairdryer, curling iron, razors

In light of Covid-19, please be sure to also bring the following items:

  • Cleaning supplies (ex. disinfectant spray or wipes, window cleaner)
  • At least 5 washable face coverings (required on campus)
  • Hand soap/sanitizer
  • Facial Tissues
  • Non-perishable foods for your room
  • Bottled Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Thermometer
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Utensils
  • Medical information (ex. insurance information)

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 (no candles are allowed at all), incense, or fireworks
  • Holiday (string) Lights; also LED lights
  • Hoverboards (including self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, hands-free seaways, and similar items)
  • Space Heaters
  • Electric Blankets
  • 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 (as a student you get a copy for free!)

If you have questions, please contact Residence Life at residencelife@elon.edu or 336-278-7300.