Room Information: What to Bring

Items Provided in Each Residence Hall Room

  • 1 bed per person: Mattresses in our residence halls (except Rocker Square I) are twin extra-long (36”x80”). Rocker Square I mattresses are full-size.
    • Residence Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items (full-size items are also available) and many other campus-living necessities. Proceeds from this program go to Residence Life and are used for programming in the residence halls.  Order online by visiting the RHL website.  
    • A lofting/bunking kit is provided in Peterson, Connolly, and Palmerton Halls. Beds are loftable in Placer Hall with provided frames. No other lofting or bunking kits are allowed.
  • Dresser and drawer space for personal items and clothing
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Window blinds/curtains
  • Bike Racks are located outside of each residence hall. Bikes storage is not permitted inside the buildings and will be removed from stairways and other public areas.
    • Online bike registration is encouraged and available here.  Registration is free and provides each bike with an ID sticker for the frame.
    • U-Lock (or similar) bike locks are recommended and available for purchase from the University Bookstore.  We do not recommend chain locks - these can be cut easily and are not secure.
    • Bikes must be removed over the summer; bikes remaining on campus will be removed and donated.
  • Internet
    • Placer, Peterson, Palmerton, and Connolly have wired and wireless internet access. More information, including registering gaming devices, is available through ITS.
    • Rocker Square I has wireless internet only.  Rocker Square II has wired internet (students must provide their own routers).
    • No Cable services are provided for on-campus students.
  • Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II have a variety of additional items, visit the Rocker Square website for additional details.

Items To Consider Bringing to Campus

Before deciding on what to bring to campus, we recommend coordinating with your roommate(s).  Many of the below items may be shared, based on roommate preferences.
Check out our campus partner, Dormify, for room essentials and have them delivered to campus!

  • Room Personalization
    • Room Carpeting
      • We recommend purchasing carpet once the room is viewed in person and personal items are taken into account for best measurements
    • Blue Painters Tape to hang items on walls (even popular 'damage free' hanging strips may remove paint from walls)
    • Damage-Free hanging strips to hang items on non-painted surfaces
    • Message Board
    • Towels, Pillows, Blankets, Rugs
    • Blackout Curtains
    • Pictures and Wall hangings
    • Moveable Storage Furniture
  • Electronics and Appliances (We generally approve appliances with auto-shut off features)
    • TV
    • DVD or Blu-ray Player/Gaming Consoles 
    • Mini-Refrigerator
      • One mini-fridge or deep freeze per person is allowed, up to 6.0 cubic feet.
    • Microwave
      • One microwave per room is allowed. Microwaves are also available in community kitchens.
    • Alarm Clock
    • Surge Protectors
      • Extension cords can not be used in the residence halls.  We recommend surge protectors with extra-long cords.
    • Hair Dryer
    • Electric Clothing Iron with Auto Shut-Off
    • Desk Lamp (non-halogen)
    • Small Fan
    • Extra Charging Cords
  • Bathroom Cleaning Items (if living in a room with your own bathroom)
    • Toilet Plunger
    • Toilet Bowl Brush/Cleaner
    • Mop/Floor Cleaner
    • Toilet Paper
    • Bathroom Drain Hair Catcher
  • Personal Items and Safety Considerations
    • Umbrella/Waterproof Jacket
    • Warm Clothing
    • Shower Shoes
    • Toiletries and Shower Caddy
    • Reusable Water Bottle
    • Insurance Information (Health and Renters)
    • Inventory of Items Brought to Campus
  • Cooking and Kitchen Supplies
    • Chip Clips, Can Opener, and Pizza Cutter 
    • Dish Soap, Drying Rack, Dish Towels
    • Drink Cups/Mugs, Microwaveable Plates, and Flatware
    • Small paring knife
    • Wastebasket, Recycling Container, Trash Bags (We recommend kitchen sized wastebaskets and trash bags)
  • Laundry Supplies
    • Clothes Basket/Hamper
    • Clothes Hangers
    • Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheets
  • Cleaning Supplies
    • Broom/Dustpan
    • Small Vacuum
    • Disinfecting Wipes
    • Dust Wipes
    • Paper Towels/Washable Towels
    • Electronic Wipes  

What Not to Bring

  • Nails, Poster Putty, etc. (use blue painters tape!)
  • Hot plates, Foreman Grills, toasters, or other cooking items with exposed coils (these items can be used only in our approved kitchens)
  • Halogen Lights
  • Extension Cords
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Candles (with wicks)
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Fish in a single tank of 10-gallons or less, per occupant, are allowed. Amphibians, crustaceans, mollusks, reptiles, insects, mammals, or other non-fish animals are prohibited. 
  • Any illegal or illegally-obtained item
  • Weapons of any kind (some utility knives and multi-tools are permitted in housing)
  • Hookahs

      2023-2024 IMPORTANT DATES

      Thanksgiving Holiday 2023
      November 21 - November 26
      Residence Halls & Apartments Remain Open

      Winter Break 2023-2024
      Residence Halls & Apartments Close
      December 14, 2023 at 12:00PM, noon
      Residence Halls & Apartments Open
      Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00AM
      Details available here

      First Day of Spring 2024 Classes
      Monday, January 8, 2024

      Spring Break 2024
      Residence Halls Close
      Rocker Square Apartments Remain Open

      March 9, 2024 - March 17, 2024
      Details available here

      May Closing 2024
      Residence Halls & Apartments close
      Non-graduating students
      May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
      Eligible graduating students
      May 5, 2024 at 5:00PM