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 Dorm Room

Contact your roommate and suitemates before you get to school—compare notes on who's bringing what to avoid doing extra work. It is important to remember you will be limited to the amount of space in your room. No storage is available.

What is Provided in Residence Halls:

  • A desk, desk chair, dresser per person
  • A bed frame and mattress per person
  • A closet per person
  • A wastebasket and a recycling bin per room
  • Venetian blinds on all windows
  • Vacuum cleaners are available to loan out in RA offices
  • Free laundry machines are available for use in each residence hall (open 24 hours)
  • 24-hour On-Call Emergency Response by University Police and Residential Life Staff
  • AED machines are located throughout each residence hall (all Res Life staff are trained)
  • Kitchens, game rooms, study lounges, etc are located in each hall

What Should I Bring?

  • Bedding, such as:
    • Sheets (twin extra long)
    • Blankets, comforter, mattress cover, pillows and pillow cases
  • Towels, washcloths, toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotions, hairdryer, medications, first aid kit, etc). Often students prefer to wear flip-flops and bathrobe to and from bathroom.
  • Seasonal items (umbrella, boots, winter clothes, etc)
  • A throw rug
  • Clothes hangers (there are two closets in each room)
  • Laundry hamper/basket, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, iron / small ironing board (Laundry machines are free and located throughout each hall)
  • Cleaning supplies. Bathroom cleaning supplies are only needed for suite rooms in Benedict and Dobson Halls that are responsible for their private bath.
  • School/Desk supplies (planner/calendar, bookbag, scissors, notebooks, stapler, highlighters, pens, pencils, tape, ruler, paper, envelopes, stamps, markers, post-it notes, index cards, rubber bands, dictionary, etc)
  • Crates, bins, or containers for storage
  • Poster tack or carpenter's tack to hang posters (no tape or nails allowed)
  • Dishes, cups, bowls, silverware, dish soap, etc
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Sports equipment (equipment/bikes must be stored in rooms)
  • Electrical appliances
    • Alarm clock
    • Radio/CD Player
    • DVD player
    • Computer. An ethernet network card is needed. All residence hall rooms have two ethernet connections. All residence halls have wireless access.
    • Refrigerator (under 5 cubic ft.). Only one is allowed per bedroom, be sure to coordinate with roommate over the summer. Suites can have one per bedroom and one in the suite room.
    • Surge Protector Strips (extension cords are NOT allowed)
    • Desk lamp
    • Fan, vaporizer, humidifier
    • Can opener
    • 700 watt or less microwave (one per bedroom),
    • UL-approved self-contained appliances: hotpot, coffee maker, popcorn maker
    • Telephone: A telephone line is provided in each room. Phones may be borrowed from the Office of Telecommunications. You will receive your phone number when you receive your room assignment. All incoming/outgoing on-campus phone calls and all incoming phone calls are free. A voicemail service is also available for free.

Items NOT To Bring

  • Any type of cooking appliances including:
    • Toaster ovens
    • Hot plates
    • George Foreman grills
    • Sandwich makers of any kind
  • Air conditioners or space heaters of any kind
  • Rope and tube type lights
  • Electronic skateboards, including self-balancing boards/scooters, and any other similar equipment are prohibited from being used, stored and/or charged in any on-campus housing facility due to a potential fire hazard.
  • Lava lamps, halogen lamps, 5-light portable incandescent floor lamps that have five flexible goosenecks with multi-colored shades
  • Lofts of any kind (unless already provided by The College)
  • Candles and incense
  • Any type of subwoofer or loud speakers
  • Alcohol and drugs - ALL first-year Residence halls are substance-free regardless of age
  • Pets - only fish kept in a bowl are permitted

Last Updated 8/28/19

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