First-Year Student Packing List

What You May Bring

  • Twin XL size bedding
  • Sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, etc.
  • Computer/laptop
  • Chargers for all electric products
  • Academic materials
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils and pens
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator
  • Headphones
  • Masks
  • Clothing
  • Hangers
  • Semi-formal clothing
  • Anticipate cold weather beginning in November (think layers)
  • Personal medications
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, hair products, shower products, towel, shower shoes, etc.
  • Bathroom tote to bring your toiletries back and forth to the bathroom • Laundry materials • Basket/bag and detergent
  • You do not need to bring quarters for laundry, you will use your OneCard to pay
  • Athletic gear
  • Room decor

What You May Bring, But Might Not Need

  • TV
  • Gaming systems
  • Extension cords
  • Microwave (This is an item you might want to discuss with your roommates, you will learn who they are in early August.)
  • Fridges (Every first-year room will have at least one college-owned mini-fridge—quads and quints will have two fridges and doubles will have one fridge. If you think you’ll need more than that, please communicate with your roommates.)
  • Fan
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • Broom (All buildings have a broom in the laundry room or trash room that students can use for their personal room.)
  • Napkins or paper towels
  • Rug (This is an item you might want to discuss with your roommates.)
  • Standing lamps or desk lamps

What you should not bring

There is a comprehensive list of prohibited items on the Residential Life Policies webpage (Subsection B, Number 4). A few key items are below, but please review the webpage for the longer list.

  • Candles—please note that any student found with a candle in residence, even if not lit or wickless, will face disciplinary consequences, beginning with probation (see the Code of Community Standards for more information)
  • Pets—including fish
  • Firearms or any dangerous weapons
  • Space heaters