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Northwest Missouri State University

What to Bring to the Residence Halls, What to Leave


What to Bring What to Leave
  • Linens
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Masking tape
  • Window coverings
  • Wastebasket
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock
  • Pens and pencils
  • Power strip
  • Hair dryer
  • Bucket of toiletries
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry basket
  • Iron
  • Phone
  • Household extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Electric skillet
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Double-sided foam tape or nails
  • Candles

Electrical items with an open coil (glows red) are not allowed in campus residence halls. You must use a power strip equipped with a surge protector or an industrial extension cord rather than the typical brown or white household extension cords. Also for fire safety, halogen lamps are strictly prohibited. Call if you have any questions.

There is limited storage provided in the room, so wait and see how much space you will actually have before moving in too many belongings. There is no storage available outside the room. All university furnishings must remain in the room, including bed frames, mattresses, etc.