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Things to Bring to Campus

It is our goal to maintain appropriate physical distancing space in each student room. In order to help with this we ask all students to consider what and how much they are bringing to campus. Please do not bring bulky or large items that take up a large amount of floor space. Please use the below list as a guide as you pack for your arrival on campus!

Limitation/Prohibition of Items Permitted to Bring:

In addition to these prohibited items, Residence Life and Housing will not permit students to bring the following items to campus to have in their residence hall room to maximize physical distancing:

  • Furniture of any kind including, but not limited to: sofas, futons, chairs, desk chairs, folding chairs, tables of any kind, bean bags, plastic/stackable drawers, shelves
  • Trunks or large storage containers or bins must be kept under the bed at all times
  • Fans

Students choosing to work with Dorms Direct to rent items for their rooms will be limited in what they can rent.  Only lofts, micro-fridges, headboards, side rails, TVs, and safes will be permitted to be rented and placed in a room.

Please review the Student Handbook for rules regarding additional furniture. The following items are commonly brought by students for the room:

  • Desk lamp
  • TV
  • Microwaves (limited to one per room)
  • Sheets - beds are 6'8" (Click hereto see the University provided furniture)
  • Towels, pillow
  • Small Wastebasket and/or Recycle Bin
  • Small refrigerator (no larger than 4.1 cubic feet) (limited to one per room)
  • Under-bed storage boxes.  Clearance approximately 8". Please ensure that any storage containers you bring to campus can fit under your bed to help maintain enough physical distancing space in the room. Bed risers are not approved.
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Flashlight and extra batteries (for possible power outages; candles not allowed)
  • Surge protector/power strip (must be in accordance with Fire Safety Policy)
  • Small carry case/wire basket for toiletry items
  • Mattress Pad or Egg crate foam
  • Robe and flip flops for shower (first-year residence halls have hall bathrooms)
  • Hanging mirror (if desired)
  • Carrier for bathroom/personal essentials, including but not limited to: Shampoo, soap, deodorant, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, thermometer, tissues, pain reliever (acetaminophen or ibuprofen), washable mask

Consider Energy Efficient Products

The University is committed to a Climate Action Plan approved in 2010 to reduce our environmental footprint. You may want to consider Energy Star products. For more information, please visit the Sustainability website.