• What to Bring


  • Extra-long twin sheet set
  • Comforter/bedspread and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, lotion, etc.)
  • Prescription medication
  • Warm coat and boots
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket/bag and detergent


  • Bathrobe
  • Flip-flops for the shower
  • Small carrying case or plastic bucket to carry toiletries
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Storage boxes that fit under the bed
  • Book case/shelf
  • Posters and pictures
  • Non-halogen desk, floor, or bedside lamp
  • Small fan
  • One set of dishes
  • Bicycle and bike lock (bike racks located at each residence hall)
  • Phone
  • Stereo and iPod
  • Digital television and DVD player
  • Alarm clock
  • UL-listed surge protector
  • Coax cable for cable TV
  • Ethernet cable for Internet access (at least 25ft)

Appliances allowed: iron, hairdryer, drip coffee maker, espresso maker, blender, hot pot, refrigerator (4.3 cubic feet or less), microwave (700 watts or less)

Microfridges and refrigerators may be rented through provider contracted by the University.  

Refrigerators and microwaves are already provided in most apartments (excludes Wilkins).

What not to bring:

  • Air conditioner
  • Alcohol (including empty/decorative alcohol containers)
  • Candles or incense
  • Firearms/weapons/explosives of any type
  • Firecrackers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hookahs
  • Kerosene or oil lamps
  • Multiple outlet (octopus) adapters
  • Hoverboards
  • Pets (fish are allowed in up to a 10 gallon tank)
  • Wireless router - unconfigured WiFi signals interfere with in-hall WiFi and can cripple the wireless network for everyone (wired network switches/routers/printers are permitted)
  • Analog television (UMN-TV is no longer broadcasting analog channels)

Appliances not allowed in halls: appliances with open heating elements (oil popcorn maker, toaster, toaster oven, hotplate/burner, crockpot/slow cooker, rice cooker, countertop grill, pizza baker/carousel, countertop sandwich maker, broiler, hotplate, etc.)

If assigned to an apartment, you may bring these items.

Room furnishings provided by the University:

In individual rooms and apartments, the following are provided for your use:

  • Chair per student
  • Closet per student
  • Desk per student
  • Drawer space per student
  • Ethernet connection per student (Ethernet cord not provided)
  • Mattress pad per student
  • Extra-long twin bed per student
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone jack per room (telephone not provided)
  • Window covering

For amenities specific to your hall, please see the individual building amenities list.