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What to Bring

Items listed below are for roommates to discuss. You may decide you don't need two:

  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Computer
  • Curtains
  • Standing lamps
    Remember: No halogens, due to fire safety
  • Rugs

Things for your room:

  • Pillows
  • Bed linens and comforter for standard-size twin bed
  • Phone
  • Power cords and surge protectors
  • Light bulbs
  • Storage boxes/crates
  • Bulletin/dry erase board
  • Flashlight
  • Clothing hangers
  • Dishes (plate, bowl, cup, fork, knife, spoon, can opener, sauce pan)
  • First aid kit (Band-aids, antibiotic cream, cold medication, aspirin)
  • Alarm clock
  • Posters
  • Picture frames
  • Three prong outlet adapters(for some rooms in Simmons & Morse, feel free to call our office to check if your room will need one)
  • Lamps (Simmons and Morse don't have overhead lighting!)

Things for your desk:

  • Desk lamp
  • Stapler
  • 3- hole punch
  • Stationery and stamps
  • Calculator
  • Pens, pencils, pencil sharpener
  • Calendar and planner
  • Ruler
  • Scotch tape

Things for the bathroom and the laundry room:

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent and other laundry aids
  • Drying rack
  • Hand soap
  • Flip-flops for the shower
  • Towels, both hand towel and full-sized
  • Shower basket (to carry shampoo/conditioner, soap, etc., back and forth)

Other important things:

  • Key chain
  • Social security card
  • Health insurance card
  • Address book
  • Money (large amounts should be kept safely in the bank)
  • Quarters for laundry and/or vending machine
  • Prescription medication

What to Leave at Home:

  • All upholstered furniture that does not have fire-retardant labels
  • Tapestries and cloth wall hangings
  • Any cooking appliances other than the college-supplied Microfridge (however, you can bring coffee makers with automatic shutoffs)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles, incense, or any other type of flame or burning unit (These items are all considered fire hazards)
  • Car (There is no student parking available for residents, it is extremely difficult to find street parking, and is very expensive to finance parking options. Most students use the public transportation system.)
  • Hammer, nails and power drills (They damage the walls and any damages will be deducted from your housing deposit)
  • All pets (With the exception of those pets that live in a 5-gallon fish tank or smaller)