Residential Life Checklist

Residential Life Checklist

Suggested items for students living in residence halls

Room and Bath Supplies

  • Pillow, comforter and blankets
  • Twin sheets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bath mat for suite-style rooms
  • Area and/or throw rugs
  • Non-halogen lamp and light bulbs
  • Alarm clock, Desk Lamp
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Mirror ( 3M hooks encouraged… no nails or screws allowed)
  • Hangers
  • Toilet paper (provided only in community bathrooms)
  • Trash can(s) and trash can liners
  • Plastic food storage containers with lids
  • 3M Command adhesives
  • Posters and pictures
  • Message board and dry-erase markers
  • Calendar or planner
  • Pens, pencils, notepads, notebooks and binders
  • Backpack
  • Fan
  • Sports equipment
  • Umbrella or other rain gear
  • Lock box and padlock for closet doors

Laundry and Personal Hygiene Supplies

  • Detergent, fabric softener or dyer sheets
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Auto-shutoff iron
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Broom, Dustpan, Vacuum
  • Soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hair Care Products and Combs/Brushes
  • Shaving or makeup items
  • Shower shoes and shower caddy
  • Clothing (Professional, Business Casual, and Leisure)
  • Warm Coat, Gloves, Scarf, and other Personal Clothing
  • Dishwashing Soap


  • Computer with Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet cable
  • Calculator
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Power strip and surge protector (UL approved)
  • Camera
  • Gaming system
  • Music player, radio and alarm clock
  • DVD player
  • TV and Coaxial cable (6-10 feet)
  • Microwave and Microwave safe dishes
  • Mini Refrigerator (Must have Surge Protector)
  • Dishes and Plastic Drinking Glasses

DO NOT BRING (items will be confiscated)

  • Decorations that are flammable or combustible.
  • Extension cords or power strips without a reset switch.
  • Hot Plates, Toasters, Toaster Ovens, Electronic Skillets.
  • Space heaters, ceramic heaters, electric fireplaces, etc.
  • Other cooking appliances (i.e. George foreman grills, pizza ovens, open coiled appliances, burners).
  • Grills, Charcoal, Camping Stoves, Lighter Fluid, Flammables, and Compressed Gases.
  • Equipment, furniture, décor that block exits or will not fit into the room with our furnishings.
  • Candles, Candle Warmers, Incense, Incense Burners.
  • Halogen Lights, Octopus Lights, Lava Lamps, Oil Lamps, and non-UL approved items.
  • Decorations that may contain obscenities or be deemed offensive.
  • Decorations that may cause damage to walls, furniture, doors, woodwork.
  • Pets, Hoverboards, Alcoholic Beverages or Containers.
  • Illegal Drugs or Paraphernalia.
  • Dart boards that have metal tipped points, weapons, and items that may be mistaken for weapons.
  • Road signs, License Plates, Emergency Lights, Road Cones and other such items without proof of ownership.
  • Fog and smoke machines, waterbeds, water pillows, and masonry or concrete cinder blocks.

Any other items listed in the student Handbook or Residential Life Rules and Regulations.