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What to Bring

Pack smart, bring less.

Your residence hall or apartment is going to be your new home for the coming year. We want you to love it, but space is limited.

The number one thing we hear each year is "I brought too much!" Focus on only bringing essentials when you move in—things like bedding, bathroom supplies, tech gear, and health and wellness items. You can always buy/bring other things in later after you know how much space you have.

If you will have roommate(s), you should contact them to plan ahead to talk about what you are each planning to bring. This will allow you to avoid unnecessary duplication (meaning you will save space AND money).

Don’t bring too much, and think sustainably. Leave yourself room to assess, add, and edit once you’ve got your essentials in place. Try packing with reusable bins or laundry baskets to reduce waste, and consider making a list of items to purchase once you've settled in to streamline your move.

What's In Your Space

Essentials And Suggestions

Prohibited Items

🚫 Appliances with open heating elements are not allowed in residence halls, including electric grills, toasters, and hotplates. Review the Kitchen & Appliances section above for more.

🚫 Alcohol or alcohol containers (review the Community Behavioral Standards to learn about alcohol use)

🚫 Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and hookahs

🚫 Tobacco and electronic cigarettes (may be stored but not used on campus, review the University’s Share the Air policy for more information)

🚫 Firearms, weapons, fireworks/explosives

🚫 Candles, incense, and electric fireplace

🚫 Pets (fish in up to a 10-gallon tank, service animals, and support animals approved through the Disability Resource Center are permitted)

🚫 Wireless routers

🚫 Air conditioners

🚫 Space heaters and electric dryers

🚫 Halogen lamps

🚫 Hoverboards

🚫 We also strongly discourage students from bringing personal printers or Smart/IoT devices designed for home use (review the Tech section above for more information).

Renter's Insurance

The University does not provide insurance for your personal property. You should check whether you or your family’s homeowner’s insurance can cover your items. If not, you may want to speak with your provider about purchasing renter’s insurance. It can be inexpensive, and many companies provide discounts for customers who have more than one type of insurance.

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