What to Bring:

 Electrical Appliances

  • Microwave (750 max watts) 
  • Toaster, toaster oven, hot pot 
  • Mini-refrigerator (4.3 cubic foot max.) Energy Star rated
  • Desk or reading Lamp             
  • Computer
  • Flash Drive
  • Headphones
  • Surge protector with self tripping breaker (to protect your computer)
  • Fan
  • Extension Cords, heavy duty - 12 gauge

** Metal plates should be under all appliances. Just ask your RA they have them. 


  • Sheets (extra long single) blankets, comforter, pillows
  • Egg crate mattress pad
  • Towels/washcloths

Grooming, Personal, and Laundry Needs

  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Flip Flops (for the showers)
  • Clothes basket/bag
  • Detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets
  • Hangers
  • Storage containers
  • Shower caddy to carry supplies 

Study Aids

  • Notebooks/Loose paper
  • Pens, Pencils, highlighters
  • Other office supplies (stapler, tape, calendar, paper clips, etc.)

Entertainment Items

  • Television (and streaming subscription)
  • Recreation items for the Quad and beyond: hammock, lawn and rec sports games such as spike ball and frisbees, swimsuit and flipflops for Raystown Lake.
  • Items to decorate your room
  • Area rug, our floors have tile floors

What to Leave at Home

  • Pets: Sorry, "fish only" policy (10 gallon tank max).
  • Your own furniture: College issued furniture CANNOT be removed from your room.
  • Work-out equipment: The Fitness Center has all that you need!
  • The following items are expressly prohibited in the residence halls:
    • Fireworks
    • Flame-heated stoves and hot plates
    • Heating coils
    • Halogen lamps
    • Portable Heaters
    • Smoke Machines
    • Hookahs
    • Lamps with plastic shades
    • Candles, incense, and anything with an open flame
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Air Conditioners (with exception of medical accommodation)