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What to Bring

Essential Items Consider Bringing Do Not Bring
  • Laptop and cell phone
  • Laptop and cell phone chargers
  • Desk lamp (No halogen lamps or bulbs)
  • Fan
  • Toiletries/Personal care items
  • Cloth face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Towels and washcloths 
  • Hangers 
  • Bed linen, size twin extra long 
  • Pillow(s), blanket(s) 
  • Laundry basket/bag 
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets 
  • Important medical information 
  • Backpack or book bag 
  • First aid kit 
  • Cleaning supplies 
  • Health insurance card
  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Refrigerator (under four cubic feet, one per room) 
  • Microwave (no higher than 700 watts, 1 per room)
  • Single-serve coffee maker (no hot plate) 
  • Heavy gauge surge-protected power strip
  • Longer charging cords for phone, computers, tablets, etc.
  • Additional furniture (smaller size stadium/gaming chair, bean bag chair, TV stand)
  • Desk organizer 
  • Television (smaller size)       
  • Pool noodle (for loft to protect head) 
  • 3M removable tape products 
  • Dry erase board 
  • Storage bins
  • Shower caddy
  • Gaming systems
  • Safe/Safe cabinet
  • Thermometer
  • Mattress pad
  • If you plan to work on campus: Employment identification documents
  • Candles/Wax warmer
  • Incense 
  • Futons (in Bergstrom, Mad/Lor and Sensenbrenner due to room constraints)
  • Hot plates 
  • Toasters 
  • Air fryers
  • Sun/Halogen lamps 
  • Skillets 
  • Gas appliances 
  • Grills (including George Foreman grills)
  • Air conditioners 
  • Pizza ovens 
  • Aquariums larger than 20 gal. 
  • Weapons of any sort 
  • Any open flame devices 
  • Flammable liquids 
  • Fireworks
  • Anything that might scratch floors (metal surfaces/bottoms) 
  • Extension cords 
  • Non-aquatic animals (ADA accommodation required for any emotional support animal)

Your Residence Hall Room

In your room, Residential Education and Housing provides a bed, mattress, desk, dresser, desk chair, Internet access and TV streaming access.

The following are some suggestions on how to make your residence hall room feel more like home:

All beds are extra-long twin.  If you plan on purchasing jersey (type of fabric) sheets, you do not need to get extra-long. You can also order a linen package through OCM, which will be shipped directly to your house.

Television Service
Students watch television via a streaming service. The cost of this service is included in the semester housing charges. Information technology services provides the service. Students need to provide their own TV. For more information please visit the Information Technology Services (ITS) website.

Computer/Device Access
Wireless access is available in all campus residence halls. For instructions on how to register your devices for the college network, go to the Information Technology Services (ITS) website.
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