Campus Arrival

What to bring to your new room!

Items to Bring to the Residence Hall Here are some tips on what you should bring to make your residence hall room feel like home.  These items are not all necessities, but they are what many students find they will need throughout the year.  Remember to talk to your roommate to find out what he/she is bringing!


  • Twin XL Sheets
  • Mattress Topper
  • Comforter/Duvet Pillows
  • Throw Blanket
  • Alarm Clock


  • Underbed Storage
  • Stacking drawers
  • Shoe Storage
  • Hangers
  • Wardrobe Organizers
  • Hooks/ 3M
  • Door Mirror

Shower/Bath Supplies

  • Towels/ Washcloths
  • Shower Caddy
  • Soaps/ Lotions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Robe
  • Flip-flops
  • Medicine


  • Laundry Hamper
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Stain Remover
  • Iron/ Ironing Board       


  • Desk lamp
  • Desk organizers
  • Wastebasket
  • Dry Erase/ Bulletin Board
  • Calendar/Planner
  • School Supplies
  • USB Flash Drive


  • Utensils
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cups
  • Utensils
  • Can Opener
  • Chip Clips
  • Dish Soap


  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Duffel Bag
  • Batteries
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tool Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Area Rug
  • Decorations
  • Plants
  • Envelopes/Stamps


  • Extension Cords
  • Fans
  • Surge Protectors
  • Light Bulbs
  • Computer
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Coaxial Cable
  • TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Minifridge
  • Microwave

Additional Items to Bring to Founder’s Woods

  • Full Size
  • Sheets
  • Mattress Topper
  • Comforter/Duvet
  • Shower Curtain
  • Cook Ware
  • Utensils
  • Glass ware/dishes

Helpful Suggestion: The apartment includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, dish washer, washer and dryer.  We suggest that roommates talk to each other and coordinate who will bring what items to help offset the costs.


Please remember that the following items are NOT allowed: pets (other than fish), space heaters, cooking appliances with heating elements, toaster ovens, outside antennas or satellite dishes, incense, and candles.

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  • Jon Miller, Associate Dean
    Luba Baranivsky, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life
    Karl Constant, Assistant Director
    Monica Miller, Area Coordinator

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