What to Bring & What not to Bring in the Residence Halls (Updated for 2019)

Students Moving In

Move-in Day is less than a month away. If you haven’t gotten some of the things you need for your college dorm, the next couple of weeks would be a good time to get that together. For a full list broken down by dorm, visit our What to Bring vs. What not to bring page. Each building has a little bit different rules so it’s important to check out the full list!

Here are a few major things you should bring:

  • Laptop computer
  • Surge protector
  • Bedding for XL twin bed
  • Dishes & silverware
  • Shower caddy & shoes
  • Laundry detergent & bag/basket
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Towels
  • Bathroom supplies (Toilet paper, 

And here’s what you shouldn’t bring:

  • Animals of any kind (unless an APPROVED Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal through the Office of Accessibility Resources)
  • Alcohol or other drugs and any AOD paraphernalia (including hookas)
  • Hoverboards
  • Dartboards with metal tips
  • Drums or DJ equipment
  • Extension cords or multi-plug outlets
  • Neon signs and any kind of string lights
  • Personal modems
  • Federal, state, college, local or other signs
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, torchiere lamps, octopus lamps, or other high-intensity lamps
  • Firearms, weapons or other dangerous instruments (paintball guns, BB guns, paintball guns, airsoft guns, knives, archery equipment, etc.)
  • Curtains, drapes, or tapestries (unless flame resistant with proof on tag)
  • Appliances with exposed coils (George Foreman Grills, Panini Grills, hotplates, etc.)
  • Candles, fireworks, explosives, charcoal/gas grills, oil lamps, incense, any combustible device, electric blankets, etc.
  • Indoor use of any athletic equipment (pull up bars, workout bench, etc.)
  • Air Conditioners and Space Heaters
  • Live-cut Christmas trees and any flammable decorations

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