What I Should & Should Not Bring to Campus

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMPUS

For your convenience and to make your shopping/packing easier we’ve compiled a list of items you might want/need to bring to campus. Please note, this list is not a comprehensive OR a must have list but simply suggestions.  Remember also, that the College is not in an isolated area and there are plenty of places for you to pick up anything you may forget or find that you need after you arrive.  Please see the end of this list for items you should NOT bring to campus.

What to Bring Checklist                                                                                    Where to Shop

Linens

  • Extra Long Twin Sheets (all campus mattresses require these)
  • Blanket/Comforter
  • Pillow(s)/Pillow case(s)
  • Bath towel(s)/Washcloth(s)
  • Dish towel(s)

Clothing

  • Day to day wear including one or more professional/dress outfits
  • Bathing suit
  • Umbrella/raingear
  • Cold weather clothing (coat, hat, gloves)
  • Shower shoes/flip-flops

Toiletries

  • Shower supplies (including a small bucket/ basket to transport items to the bathroom)
  • Contact lens supplies/eyeglasses
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cosmetics
  • Tissues

Health Care Items

  • Over the counter allergy/cold/flu/fever medications
  • Prescription medications (we recommend that they be in the original pharmacy bottle with an identifying label)
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Digital thermometer
  • First Aid kit

Cleaning supplies

  • Broom/mop/vacuum
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Spray cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish detergent

 Laundry supplies

  • Clothes basket or bag
  • Detergent (must be a HE “high efficiency” brand)
  • Dryer sheets
  • Stain stick
  • Drying rack
  • Hangers
  • Small ironing board

Electrical items (permitted)

  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker with an indicator light and auto-shut off
  • Curling/flat iron with auto-shut off
  • Desk lamp (non-halogen only)
  • Hair dryer (not to exceed 1600 watts or 12.5 amps)
  • Iron with auto-shut off
  • Compact refrigerator (one/ room, not to exceed 200 watts or 1.3 amps)
  • Microwave (one/room (not to exceed 1050 watts or 1.0 cubic feet)
  • Television w/coaxial cable, DVD/Blu-Ray player, stereo (no more than one of each/room)
  • Window fan
  • Power strip with a built in fuse (surge protector) and an indicator light
    • Regular extension cords are prohibited (please see pictures below)

Academic supplies

  • Computer (1/resident/room) w/Ethernet cord
  • Printer/Printer Paper
  • Thumb drive and/or external hard drive
  • Dictionary (English/Language)
  • Thesaurus
  • Planner
  • Blank CDs/DVDs/USB Flash Drive
  • Miscellaneous school supplies
  • Index cards
  • Highlighters
  • Post-it notes
  • Stapler/staples
  • Tape
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Notebooks/Notebook paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil sharpener

Room supplies

  • Small trash can
  • Bath mat (for single or shared bathrooms - not community baths)
  • Window curtain(s) with a tension/spring rod (drilling or nailing into the window frame is not permitted)
  • White board/bulletin board
  • Food storage containers
  • Area rug
  • Mending/sewing kit
  • Under bed storage boxes or closet organizers
  • Flashlight w/batteries
  • Cooking/eating utensils
  • Can opener

Miscellaneous Personal supplies

  • Medical Insurance card(s)
  • Passport/Government ID
  • Social Security card (or copy) for campus employment
  • Birth Certificate (or copy) for campus employment
  • Blank check for campus employment (direct deposit)
  • Check book
  • Mini-safe/Lockbox
  • Bike lock (if you bring a bike)

 WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMPUS

The following is a list of items you SHOULD NOT BUY when shopping for your room and SHOULD NOT BRING to campus.  Please see picture examples below this list.

  • Air conditioners without prior approval (an approved Special Accommodations request is required)
  • Space heaters
  • Alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia - unless you are 21 and living in upperclassmen housing.  Alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia are not permitted in freshman housing.
  • Candles
  • Fireworks/Explosives
  • Halogen lights
  • Incense, oil lamps, potpourri burners
  • Items with an exposed heating element (i.e. hot plates, candle warmers, coffee pots without an indicator light or auto shut off)
  • Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Pets, except fish (non-carnivorous fish only; tank size less than 10 gallons.) All other pets are prohibited.
  • Offensive weapons or any projectile impelling device
  • Knives with blades longer than 5”
  • Extension cords. Only power strips with built in surge protection and indicator lights are allowed.
  • Multi-plug adapters without surge protection (an "multi-plug adapter" is an item that allows you to plug several appliances into one socket)
  • Temporary electrical lights that are not battery operated (decorative string lights, rope lights, holiday lights)
  • Charcoal grill, charcoal and/or charcoal lighter fluid
  • Road signs (i.e. stop signs, street signs, traffic signs, etc.)
  • Bed risers with built-in plugs
  • Rug Tape/Rug Backingdonotbring