What Should You Bring

What Should You Bring?

Packing for your campus apartment or room can be a lot of fun, but be mindful not to pack too much.  There is limited space in the residence halls, and there is no extra storage available outside of your assigned space.  To conserve space, it is a good idea to consider sharing larger items with your roommates.  You should contact your roommates prior to coming to campus, so that you can agree upon the items that each of you will be responsible for bringing.  Once you get to campus and decide you need something else, there are many stores located near campus.

When creating your packing list, please keep in mind the amenities that are included in the apartments.

Each resident receives a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser.  Some rooms will provide a wardrobe based on room layout. All furnishings must stay in your room all year.  You may not remove or store any item for any reason.  Individual telephone extensions are available in the bedrooms at an additional fee.

Each kitchen in the Commons is equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, microwave, and stove.  The Lofts has these same appliances except the microwave.

Living Area
Each living area in the Commons or Lofts is furnished with a couch, chairs, and coffee table.  There is a telephone jack in the living room that is shared by the apartment.

Dining Area
Each dining area in the Commons or Lofts is furnished with a table and chairs.

  • Alarm clock
  • Blanket, pillow, and pillow cases
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp or floor lamp (No halogen bulbs!)
  • Extra long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
  • Flashlight
  • Folding drying rack
  • Headphones
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry bag and detergents
  • Small first aid kit with basic medicine
  • Posters, pictures, and removable poster mounting adhesive
  • Power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire)
  • CAT5 Ethernet cable (if you bring your computer)
  • Sewing kit
  • Stationery and office supplies
  • Under the bed storage boxes

• Blanket and pillows for the sofa
• Kitchen items - dishes, utensils, glasses, pots, and pans
• Posters and pictures
• Table or Floor Lamp (especially for the Lofts)
• Microwave (for the Lofts, Patton Hall, and Piedmont North)
• Mini-refrigerator, max of 5.5 cubic ft (for Patton Hall and Piedmont North)
• Tablecloth and placemats for dining table
• Telephone (Caller ID is available)
• Cable cords (television coax and computer Ethernet)
• TV and DVD Player
• Vacuum cleaner

Note: Personal appliances that are used for cooking may only be used in the kitchen.  No open flame device is allowed in the residence halls.  Appliances that generate high temperatures such as George Foreman grills and deep fat fryers should be used near the stove top with the exhaust hoods on.

Individual health and air quality requirements vary greatly between students.  Students should plan to bring small portable units (dehumidifiers, humidifiers, air purifiers, fans, etc) that will help them meet their personal comfort.

• Alcoholic beverages for students under 21
• Appliances with open or exposed heating elements (space heaters, hot plates, portable burners, grills)
• Candles, fireworks, weapons, and incense
• Masking tape, nails, and other products which damage or deface painted walls
• Personal door locks
• Pets (fish are permitted in tanks no larger than 10 gallons)
• Extension cords
Directions to Residence Halls