What to Bring to College

Top Ten "Don't Forget" Items:

  1. Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  2. Reading lamp
  3. Fan
  4. Lap desk and study pillow
  5. Bath tote (to carry bathroom items)
  6. Rain coat and umbrella
  7. Storage crates & stackable containers
  8. Dry erase board (for outside your door/messages)
  9. Light bulbs
  10. Clothes and items with class color:
    2015 - Green 
    2016 - Blue
    2017 - Yellow
    2018 - Red

Room Items:

Flashlight (with proper size batteries)
Drawer liners
Shoe rack 
Posters and pictures 
Push pins to hang posters 
Small rug or carpet (rooms measure approx. 12 ft. x 14 ft.)
Curtains (no valances needed) 
Personal computer or laptop 
Radio or stereo 
Clock/radio
Iron 
Accent pillows 
Batteries (all sizes) 
Bottle/can opener
Camera/film 
CD Player or IPod 
Laundry basket or bag 
Detergent/fabric softener/stain remover 
Food (snacks, dietary needs) 
Sewing kit
Laundry lesson from your parents! 
Tool kit (nails, hammer, screwdriver etc.) 
High school yearbook 
Gym bag 
Exercise items (clothes, shoes, small weights)
Desk lamp 
Extension cord 
Multi-plug adapters (120 Volt/ 15 Amp) 
Surge protectors
Clothes hangers 
Coffee maker
Knives, forks, spoons 
Cups, plates, bowls (some w/lids)

Medicine Cabinet Items:

First Aid Kit 
Aspirin (pain relievers)
Suntan lotion 
Vitamins/prescription medicines
Allergy medicines 
Bug spray
Cold medicines
Cough drops
Decongestant 
Thermometer 
Hydrogen peroxide/alcohol

Toiletries:

Personal hygiene items
Bathrobe
Various towels 
Make-up/skin care 
Make-up mirror 
Razors 
Soap/Body Wash 
Tweezers
Nail/foot care
Hair-care products
Deodorant
Dental floss
Tissues 
Brush/comb/pick 
Containers for the above items 

School Supplies:

Backpack 
Scissors
Flash Drives
Calculator 
Calendar/planner
Large eraser
File folders
Highlighters
Hole punch
Tape (masking, transparent)
Stapler, staples, staple remover 
Notebooks
Paper 
Paper clips
Pencils/pens/markers 
Ruler

Cleaning Items:

Broom/dust pan 
Lint brush
Hand held vacuum 
Cleaning fluids 
Paper towels 
Bed accessories:
Blanket/comforter/sleeping bag
Pillow(s) (sleeping/decorative)
Extra long twin sheets

Things You Should Definitely Not Bring:

Air conditioners/space heaters (window or floor units) 
Strobe lights, black lights, halogens or anything over 120V/15A 
Toaster-ovens, hot plates or microwaves
Telephone (One phone per floor will be provided in a designated common area) 
Extra chain locks for room, leg chains, dead bolts
Excessively large/loud stereo equipment
Alcohol (unless over 21)
Pets (fish are welcome in aquariums 30 gallons or smaller)
Incense or candles
Refrigerators (unless pre-approved by the college for medical reasons)
Illegal drugs
Weapons