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To Bring or Not to Bring

To Bring or Not to Bring

When moving into the residence hall, creative planning and careful coordinating with your roommate can yield some great results. We’ve identified some things you might want to consider bringing to campus AND we’ve specified some things you cannot bring to campus.

Please keep in mind that room dimensions are approximately 15 feet long and 11 feet wide. Closets are approximately 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep; each room may have a maximum 8 electrical items plugged in at any given time. Bringing large pieces of furniture is not advised. However, small additional bookshelves and storage bins may be beneficial. The university provided furnishings may be reorganized within the room to meet the needs of the occupants. University provided furnishings may not be removed from the room and we do not permit bed raisers other than ones provided to bunk beds.

What’s provided:

  • Furnishings:  Extra long twin bed with mattress, dresser, desk, chair and bookshelf for each resident
  • High-speed internet hook-ups in each room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Full length mirror
  • Kitchenette area (including a microwave and oven/stove) in each living area kitchen
  • Credit/debit card operated laundry facilities

What you need to bring:

  • Extra-long twin bed sheets and other linens
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Pillow
  • Laundry Supplies

Optional items you can bring:

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Mini refrigerator (Maximum size is 48 inches tall, 24 inches wide)
  • Coffee pot
  • Toaster
  • Small Television (non-mounted only)
  • Electric “hot pot” for boiling water
  • Decorations (light weight items that do not require permanent mounting; more information can be found in the online Living Area Manual)

Items you may NOT bring:

  • Candles, incense, lighters, or anything with an open flame
  • Microwave
  • Toaster oven or any small appliance with an open element.
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets
  • Weapons of any sort
  • Drug or alcohol paraphernalia