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What to Bring to the Residence Halls, What to Leave

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.

Items in the Room

All university furnishings must remain in the room, including bed frames, mattresses, etc.

  • One twin bed per person
  • One desk and chair per person
  • One dresser per person
  • One closet per person
  • Overhead light
  • Active cable TV outlet
  • Air conditioner
  • Heater
  • Active computer network outlet for each person

What to Bring

  • Linens
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Masking tape
  • Window coverings
  • Wastebasket
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock
  • Pens and pencils
  • Power strip
  • Bucket of toiletries
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry basket
  • Iron
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Wrinkle release spray
  • Plates, bowls, cups, silverware
  • Coffee maker
  • George Foreman grill
  • Microwave over (700 watts or less)
  • Small refrigerator (not to exceed 5 cubic feet with 2.5 amperage)
  • Loft
    Lofting availability & requirements vary by building.  Click for details.

What To Leave

  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • Console TV
  • Household extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plates or Toaster/toaster oven
  • Electric skillet
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Double-sided foam tape or nails
  • Candles or incense
  • Ceiling fans or window AC units

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 660.562.1214 if you have any questions.