Last Minute Lists

Last Minute Lists

Many articles listed on the "Essential Items" and "Optional Items" lists could/should be shared between roommates to free up more space in the room. For this reason, the home address and telephone number (when available) for your new roommate will be provided when you check your room assignment online.

Essential Items for Successful Residence Hall Living

  • Alarm clock (wind-up or battery back-up)
  • Shower caddy with bathroom supplies
  • Bed linens, mattress pad, blankets, pillow
  • Clothes hangers
  • Daily appointment book, wall calendar
  • Desk lamp
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Fan
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Insurance Information
  • Laundry basket/bag and supplies (including Quarters)
  • Medication
  • Mug, cups, etc.
  • Plastic-ware
  • Quality surge protector(s) with reset switch
  • Robe, wash cloths, large bath towels
  • Roll(s) of masking tape (the only adhesive permitted)
  • Social Security Card
  • Waste Basket and Liners
  • Window coverings
     

Optional Items

  • Air filters (floor and table models only)
  • Address book /phonebook with important numbers
  • Area rug
  • Book bag
  • Can Opener
  • Calculator (specific type/brand is needed for some majors)
  • Camera
  • Computer
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • First Aid Kit
  • Four in one screwdriver
  • Ipod, MP3 Player, etc.
  • Lap desk
  • Large Pillows
  • Microwave
  • Over-door pocket organizer or shoe hanger
  • Plastic stacking storage boxes (9" high or less)
  • Pliers and/or vice grips
  • Refrigerator
  • Small folding clothes rack
  • Small stereo/radio, headphones, rubber mats for under all large floor speakers
  • Television and coax cable

Items Required to LEAVE at Home

  • Air Conditioners of any kind (portable or window units)
  • Alcohol/drug paraphernalia
  • Appliances with an exposed heating element (i.e. Hot Plates, Coffee Makers, Space Heaters, George Foreman Grills, etc.).
  • Barbecue grills, halogen lamps, space heaters, sun or heat lamps
  • Candles, incense, potpourri burners
  • Command Strips (and any other similar adhesive item designed for hanging items on walls)
  • Dart board which employs sharp tipped metal darts
  • Dimmer switches, ceiling fans
  • Electric blankets
  • Extension cords (especially all inexpensive brown, white, or green cords)
  • Flammable holiday decorations
  • Free weights
  • Hammers and/or nails
  • Pets
  • Water beds
  • Weapons, firearms, explosives, fire crackers, and replica look alike weapons
  • Wireless Router (Individual wireless routers are strictly prohibited in ALL residence halls)