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What Should I Bring?

You should bring towels, blankets, bedspread, sheets, alarm clock, laundry basket and detergent, iron, blow dryer, television, stereo, rugs, pictures, hangers, toiletries, desk lamp, etc. In short, bring what you need to make yourself feel at home. But remember, there is limited space in the rooms. Check with your roommate to make sure you are not bringing two stereos, two televisions, etc.

What to Bring
Alarm clock
Bathrobe, towels (hand towels, washcloths, bath towels), shower shoes
Bedding: extra-long twin sheets (39″x80″), blankets, pillows, pillow cases
Cleaning Supplies
Decorations
Ear plugs, headphones
Ethernet Cable
Laundry items: basket, detergent, hangers
Lock (for your bike and/or computer)
Plate, cups, silverware
Power strip (UL approved, with surge protector)
Rain gear, umbrella
Reusable water bottle
TV and necessary cables

What Not to Bring
Amplified instruments or drum sets
BBQ grills, charcoal, lighter fluid, propane
Candles, lanterns, smoking devices, or other fire hazardous items
Extension cords (without an internal circuit breaker)
Firearms, knives or other weapons
Fireworks
Paintball guns, air-guns, BB guns
Pets (except fish, in up to 10-gallon tank)
Halogen lamps
Coffee maker (Keurigs and non-hot-plate Coffee Makers are OK)
Portable heater or individual AC units
Toaster

Pets (except fish), waterbeds, candles, and any open heating coil appliances are not permitted. Alcohol, drugs, and firearms are also prohibited.

Due to their high heat production, halogen floor lamps and light bulbs are prohibited from use. Halogen desk lamps may not exceed 50 watts and must have a protective glass lens over the bulb.

Please note that these are some of the most common items in question which are not allowed in the residence halls; this is not an all-inclusive list. For specific questions about items which do not appear on this list, please contact Residential Life. 

The following halls have carpet: Brandt, the Sorority Housing Complex, the Promenade Apartments and Lankenau first-floor rooms.

If your space is not carpeted, we recommend that you purchase a remnant and cut this to size once you arrive on campus. In residence halls with built-in furniture (Alumni and Lankenau), there are 51 inches of floor width between the beds. Carpet will not fit under the beds due to the frames attached to the floor.

Yes, you can bring your own personal computer for your room. All of the residence hall rooms and apartments have direct access to the University network (both wired and wireless) and internet. The Promenade Apartments do not have ethernet ports. You will need to provide your own network and/or wireless cards. Each residence hall also has a 24-hour computer lab for resident use. To learn more about the specifications for computers in the residence halls, go to our University Information Technology website.

Hot plates, toasters, space heaters, open heating coil appliances, individual AC units etc. are not permitted in the residence hall rooms.

Each traditional residence hall room is provided with a leased MicroFridge unit. A MicroFridge an all-in-one combination refrigerator, freezer, and microwave oven engineered with Safe Plug technology to save electricity and reduce the risk of overloading circuits.

Student rooms in the Promenade Apartments, Kade Dusenberg German House, and Sorority Housing Complex will not be furnished with a MicroFridge unit as residents of these communities have access to community kitchen spaces.

Students do not need to bring a fridge or microwave as one is provided; additional units are not allowed in student rooms as they may overdraw electrical outlets.

Each traditional residence hall room is provided with a leased MicroFridge unit. A MicroFridge an all-in-one combination refrigerator, freezer, and microwave oven engineered with Safe Plug technology to save electricity and reduce the risk of overloading circuits.

Student rooms in the Promenade Apartments, Kade Dusenberg German House, and Sorority Housing Complex will not be furnished with a MicroFridge unit as residents of these communities have access to community kitchen spaces.

Yes, limited storage space is located in most residence halls for use by current residents only. Storage is only available for students 500 miles or further, within the hall they are living in next year (storage is not available for residents of the Promenade Apartments, Kade Dusenberg German House or Sorority Housing Complex).  If you live closer and need storage there are storage lockers in the community not far from campus. Students approved for storage can only store one 30 gallon plastic tote and no appliances, furniture, or other odd belongings. The university is not responsible for items placed in storage.