The biggest tip from current students: GET THERE BEFORE THE ROOMMATE!

What to Bring

You’ll probably be tempted to bring everything you might possibly need! Before you do that, review the list below. There’s only so much space in your room, so we encourage you to get in touch with your roommate and plan together. You can always bring more back on your next trip from home if you find there’s something you need and you still have space for it.  

Essential Items Consider Bringing
Do NOT Bring
Alarm clock
Toiletries/personal care items
Towels and washcloths
Bed linens size twin extra long
Pillow(s), blanket(s)
Mattress pad
Laundry basket/bag
Laundry detergent/fabric softener
Social Security card
Insurance card
Important medical information
Backpack or book bag
Calendar or planner
First-aid kit
Heavy gauge surge-protected power strip
Refrigerator (under 4 cu. ft., one per room)
Iron and ironing board
Sewing kit
Shower shoes/flip flops
Cleaning supplies
Desk organizer
Lamp/desk lamp (no halogen lamps or bulbs)
VCR or DVD player
Microwave (under 700 watts, 1 per room)
Extension cords
Egg crate mattress pad
3M removable tape products
Dry-erase board
Storage totes
Hot plates
Sun/halogen lamps
Gas appliances
Grills (including George Foreman grills)
Air conditioners
Pizza ovens
Aquariums larger than 10 gal.
Weapons of any sort
Any open-flame devices
Flammable liquids