What Should You Bring

What Should You Bring?

When packing for a campus apartment or room, it is important not to bring too much due to the limited space in the residence halls (see Personal Items to Bring). Some items are already included in the room or suite. Check out the lists below (Bedrooms, Kitchens, Living Areas and Dining Areas) to avoid bringing unnecessary items. Students should consider sharing larger items they want in the room or with roommates (see items to Consider Sharing below). Students should contact their roommates before move in, so that all the roommates can decide who will bring which items.

Each resident receives a bed, a dresser, and a desk and desk chair. Some rooms will provide a wardrobe based on room layout. All furnishings must stay in the room all year. Residents 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 University Commons is equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, microwave and stove. University Lofts has the same appliances except the microwave.

Living Area
Each living area in University Commons or University 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 University Commons or University 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
  • Sewing kit
  • 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)
  • Stationery and office supplies
  • Under the bed storage boxes

  • Blanket and pillows for the sofa
  • Kitchen items such as dishes, utensils, glasses and pots and pans
  • Posters and pictures
  • Table or floor lamp (especially for University Lofts)
  • Microwave (for University Lofts, Patton Hall and Piedmont North)
  • Mini-refrigerator, max of 5.5 cubic feet (for Patton Hall and Piedmont North)
  • Tablecloth and placemats for dining table
  • Telephone (caller ID is available)
  • Cable cords (television coaxial and computer CAT5 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