What to Bring
Your residence hall room will be equipped with the following items:
- Single bed
- All residence hall beds are 80 inches long with the exception of Juniper Hall, which has 76-inch long mattresses
- Desk and Chair, Chest or built-in drawers, Closet/wardrobe
Even though residence hall rooms are furnished comfortably, most students choose to personalize their rooms with items from home. However, most students bring too many items with them. To print out a checklist of some items you may want to bring with you, see our checklist.
What Not to Bring
Creating a "home" while living on campus makes your residence hall room more pleasant and comfortable. When planning to decorate, we encourage you not to bring furniture from home.
Because they are potential fire hazards, the following appliances are prohibited: hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, sunlamps or any other appliance with an open heating element. Candles and incense are also prohibited. The Department of Residential Life, Housing, and Food Service also prohibits waterbeds and lofts in residence hall rooms.
No pets are allowed in the residence halls, either on a permanent or visitation basis. You may keep goldfish or tropical fish in reasonable numbers, no larger than a ten-gallon tank.
University policy prohibits the possession of any type of firearm, dangerous weapon, bullets, fireworks, or explosive device on campus, including the residence halls.
- Go as vertical as possible with stackable bins and carts with clear drawers so it's easy to locate items.
- Use stackable clear plastic bins to make closet organization simple. A variety of sizes exists to best meet your needs.
- Keep toiletries organized on the shelving provided in each room.
- Consider multifunction items as much as possible - such as a combination light/clock or TV/DVD unit or refrigerator.