What to Bring to Campus

Fill your nest.

Deciding what to pack for your first year on-campus can be stressful, so we compiled the list below to help you out.

And, check out these ideas for arranging your new home! 

  • Microwave/freezer/refrigerator combo unit
  • Three-drawer dresser 
  • Desk with chair and shelf 
  • Twin XL bed with lofting materials 
  • Twin XL mattress 
  • High-speed internet 
  • Sink with storage cabinet 
  • Wastebasket and recycle bin 
  • Backpack 
  • Computer 
  • Bedding (twin XL) and pillows 
  • Clothes hangers 
  • Prescriptions and refills 
  • Insurance and pharmacy cards 
  • Social Security card or passport* 
  • Checkbook or debit card 
  • Surge protectors 
  • Desk or floor lamp
  • Portable fan 
  • Umbrella and raincoat 
  • Winter clothing 
  • Towels and washcloths 
  • Shower caddy and toiletries 
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First aid kit 
  • Laundry basket 
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent 
  • Removable plastic hooks 
  • Decorative items 
  • Pool noodles** 

*For student employment verification
**A handy head guard for the underside of your lofted bed frame

  • Carpeting or rugs 
  • Futon or chairs 
  • Microwave 
  • Television 
  • Video game consoles ‚Äč
  • Candles or incense 
  • ANY heating appliance 
  • Bed frame or lofts 
  • Tape or nails 
  • Pets*
  • Alcohol and drugs**
  • Weapons and ammunition**
  • Fireworks**

*Does not include fish 
**Subject to disciplinary action

Contact Us

Housing and Auxiliary Services
Swanson Hall 136