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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)
  • ​Bed linens, mattress pad, blankets, pillow
  • Clothes hangers
  • Daily appointment book, wall calendar
  • Desk lamp
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Fan
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Insurance Information
  • Laundry basket/bag and supplies (including quarters)
  • Medication
  • Mug, cups, etc.
  • Phone/laptop chargers
  • Plastic-ware
  • Quality surge protector(s) with reset switch
  • Robe, wash cloths, large bath towels
  • Roll(s) of masking tape (the only adhesive permitted)
  • Shower caddy with bathroom supplies
  • Tension rod (if living in Wilson Hall)
  • Toilet Plunger
  • Waste Basket and Liners
  • Window coverings
 

Optional Items

  • Air filters (floor and table models only)
  • ​Area rug
  • Book bag
  • Calculator (specific type/brand is needed for some majors)
  • Camera
  • Can Opener
  • Computer
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • First Aid Kit
  • Four in one screwdriver
  • ID Card (with a photo on it)
  • Lap desk
  • Large floor speakers
  • Large pillows
  • Microwave
  • Over-door pocket organizer or shoe hanger
  • Plastic stacking storage boxes (9" high or less)
  • Pliers and/or vice grips
  • Pots and pans (if you plan to utilize the kitchen)
  • Refrigerator (maximum size is 5.0 cubic feet)
  • Small folding clothes rack
  • Small stereo/radio, headphones
  • Social Security Card (will be required for student employment)
  • Television
  • Command Strips (all paint/wall damages resulting from command strips will result in room charges)

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. Air Fryers, Instant Pots, Hot Plates, Coffee Makers, Space Heaters, George Foreman Grills, etc.).
  • Barbecue grills, halogen lamps, sun or heat lamps
  • Candles, incense, potpourri burners, tart burners
  • Dart board which employs sharp tipped metal darts
  • Dimmer switches, ceiling fans
  • Electric blankets
  • Extension cords (all inexpensive brown, white, or green cords)
  • Flammable holiday decorations and lights
  • Free weights
  • Hammers and/or nails
  • Pets
  • Water beds
  • Weapons, firearms, explosives, tasers/stun guns. fire crackers, and replica look alike weapons
  • Wireless Router (Individual wireless routers are strictly prohibited in ALL residence halls)

The front of the newly renovated North Tower residence hall.
 

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Link to residence hall linens and supplies vender

 
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