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What to bring

Items you SHOULD bring

We've taken some of the stress out of packing by developing a suggested checklist for incoming first-year students

  • Personal Audio/Video equipment, like headphones (please keep in mind, speakers can be disruptive in community living and are not recommended)
  • Bed risers (please do not use concrete blocks to raise the bed)
  • Computers
  • Extension cords (must be UL listed, heavy-duty, with a ground wire and three-prong plug)
  • Fans
  • Hair dryers
  • Irons (with auto-shut off feature)
  • Lamps
  • Microwaves (should be 1200 watts or less)
  • Posters
  • Refrigerators (should be 3.5 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Televisions
  • Toasters and toaster ovens (ONLY permitted in apartment kitchens)
  • UL-approved string lights

Items you should NOT bring

  • Air conditioners
  • Air fryers
  • Candles/incense
  • Fish tanks greater than a 10 gallon capacity
  • Futons
  • Grills of any kind, including electric, charcoal, gas, propane, hibachi, etc.
  • Guns of any kind, including water, paintball, BB, plastic, etc.
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hoverboards
  • Knives (other than those used for food preparation/consumption or academic classes)
  • Lamps with multiple bulbs (ie spider lamps)
  • Lights (neon, covered string lights, rope lights, etc)
  • Personal mattresses
  • Open coil heating elements including space heaters, coffee makers, hot plates, etc.
  • Prolonger and/or high heat appliances including deep fryers, 3D printers, etc.
  • Routers
  • Tapestries or any material used as a canopies or wall decorations cannot cover more than 25% of wall space
  • Upholstered furniture of any kind - chairs, couches, etc.

For a full list of Housing-related policies, please visit our Housing Handbook

In addition, you may want to check with your homeowner's policy to see if your belongings would be covered under that policy OR look at getting renters' insurance. Although we do not recommend any specific company for coverage, here‌ is an example of a policy you could look into: NSSI Brochure

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