What to bring and what not to bring

Your residence hall room will be equipped with the following items:

  • Single bed: All residence hall beds are 80 inches long
  • Desk and chair
  • Chest or built-in drawers
  • Closet/wardrobe

What to bring

Even though residence hall rooms are furnished comfortably, most students choose to personalize their rooms with items from home. We encourage you to view the virtual tours of our residence halls to review the building configurations and for most halls, there is a measurement tool in the video to measure the dimensions of the bedroom.

Before moving, review our checklist. 

Linens and accessories

  • Extra long twin sheets
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • Bedspread & blankets
  • Mattress pad

Bathroom items

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower shoes
  • Hand soap, sanitizer
  • Personal toiletries ( e. g. bar soap, body wash, shampoo, etc.)
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies (Applies to all halls but Juniper, Manzanita, and Nye Halls)

Laundry items

  • Laundry bag/hamper
  • Laundry detergent (laundry pods are not recommended due to high-efficiency machines)
  • Hangers
  • Iron and ironing board

For your convenience

  • Mini refrigerator (1 per room, max size: 5 Cubic Ft)
  • Microwave (1 per room, 1000 watts or less)
  • Stackable clear storage bins
  • For moving day: Bring a dolly or handcart
  • Electrical appliances that are "UL Approved" (rice cooker, coffee maker, etc.)

School supplies

  • Personal computer
  • Desk lamp
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Backpack
  • Alarm clock

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 (Exception: units with full kitchens can have toaster ovens). Candles and incense are also prohibited. Due to the electrical capacity of the buildings, air conditioning units are also not permitted. The university also prohibits waterbeds and homemade 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.

Bed risers are items that can increase bed height.  Due to safety considerations, these are not permitted.

Still cramped?

  • Go as vertical as possible with stackable bins and carts with clear drawers so it's easy to locate items.
  • Consider adjusting the bed height - Please see Facilities and Services Overview for more information.
  • 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 refrigerator/microwave.  At this time, we do not have the ability to rent refrigerator/microwave units.