Packing List

COVID-19 Information

  • COVID-19 recommended items such as personal thermometer, disinfectant to clean surfaces in your room and additional cloth face coverings. Please also pack to minimize elevator use.
  • Some students may choose to pack a COVID-19 Quarantine Bag, in case they need to move to a new location for two weeks. Items could include an extra cell phone charger, a list of important peoples’ phone numbers and any allergies, two or more changes of comfortable clothes and socks, any medication (prescription, over the counter, cough drops, tissues, etc.), a thermometer, personal hygiene products, masks, some sort of distraction (coloring book and crayons or a deck of cards), and any additional necessities.


  • Chairs or futon (check room assignment for measurements)
  • Carpet/rug
  • Lamp (non halogen)
  • Trash can
  • Dry erase board/markers
  • Posters
  • TV/DVD player
  • Fan

Personal Items

  • Shower items and caddy
  • Hair supplies, brush or comb
  • Toothbrush, dental floss, toothpaste, mouthwash
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Face wash
  • Wash cloths and towels
  • Tweezers, Q-tips, nail clipper
  • Lotion

Bed Items

  • Pillows
  • Sheets, blankets, pillow cases

Desk Items

  • Desk chair
  • Calendar
  • Planner
  • Computer (and charger)
  • Printer (available in building at $.05/page)
  • Calculator (find out what type you need for your math class)
  • Stapler/staple remover
  • Tape/duct tape
  • Paper clips, pens, pencils
  • Notebooks and folders
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks, sticky tack
  • Postage stamps, envelopes
  • Backpack/book bag

Food Items

  • Plates, cups, silverware (plastic or silverware, knives must be no longer than a pocket knife)
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Refrigerator (4.2 cubic foot capacity)
  • Microwave (700 watt)
  • Coffee maker (carafe or Keuirg)
  • Hot pot

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dust cloths
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Air freshener
  • Laundry detergent (HE or regular, liquid or pods), dryer sheets
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Iron


  • Daily clothes (shirts, shorts, pants)
  • Dress clothes (for job fairs, formal occasions)
  • Shoes (sneakers, sandals, casual, dress)
  • Bathrobe, shower shoes
  • Winter gear (coat, hat, gloves)
  • Rain gear (raincoat, umbrella, rain boots)
  • Swimsuit
  • Workout clothes


  • Cellphone and charger
  • First aid kit
  • Aspirin, prescriptions, vitamins
  • Hangers
  • Tools (screwdrivers, hammer)
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Kleenex
  • Sewing kit
  • Checkbook
  • Command strips/hooks

Items Not to Bring

  • Pets (any living animal, including fish)
  • Weapons (all kinds, but not limited to, knives, paintball guns, BB guns, pellet guns, airsoft guns, super soakers, decorative weapons)
  • Appliances with exposed coils (hot plates, grills (ex: George Foreman), toasters)
  • Air fryers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Outside antennas
  • Candles
  • Illegal substances
  • Humidifier
  • 3-D Printer


  • Carpet may be brought, but may not be glued or taped to the floor
  • TVs do not need any special digital conversion box
  • If you have any questions about whether an item will or will not "fit" please contact the housing office


University Hall, Heitz Hall, and Williams Hall have extra-long twin mattresses provided throughout the entire building. Harper Hall and Wyckoff Hall have one extra long mattress and one standard mattress in each room. Geisert and singles all have standard mattresses.

The extra long mattresses are 3" longer than standard size. To request an extra-long mattress in any other building, make a request under "Additional Housing Information."