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:
    2018 - Red
    2019 - Green
    2020 - Blue
    2021 - Yellow

Room Items:

  • Flashlight (with proper size batteries)
  • Tap light
  • Drawer liners
  • Shoe rack 
  • Posters and pictures 
  • Command strips 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 (can be stored in your room and used in the kitchen area)
  • Mini-Fridge (no larger than 2.7cu/ft and uses no more than 1.5amps of electricity--ONLY ONE PER ROOM!)
  • 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
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons