Essentials

Since you will share a residence hall room with other students, space is limited. To save space as you travel and to allow you to coordinate with your roommates, you may want to wait until after your arrival to purchase common room items such as trash cans and cleaning supplies. Note that many of these items may be bought after you arrive either locally or at the Campus Store.

  • Bible (KJV)
  • Clothing
  • Twin long bed sheets, pillow, and blanket
  • Towels
  • Clothes hangers (stackable hangers recommended)
  • High-efficiency (HE) liquid laundry detergent, laundry bag or basket
  • Personal care items (toothbrush, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Outerwear for rainy and cooler weather
  • Umbrella
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card (for student workers)

  • Laptop lock
  • Chargers, extension cords, and power strips (no outlet multipliers that plug directly into the outlet)
    • Under-bed storage (up to 7” tall)
    • Small plastic drawers
    • Shoe holders
    • Small safe for valuables
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Trash can
    • Cleaners
    • Toilet brush
    • Coffee maker (Coffee makers should be Keurig-style with no open heating element)
    • Crock pot
    • Rice cooker
    • Popcorn popper
    • Blender
    • Fan
    • Lamp
    • Sewing kit
    • First aid kit
    • Non-chlorinated bleach
    • Dryer sheets/fabric softener
    • Microwave-safe plates, bowls, cups, etc.

  • Weapons: Guns (including Airsoft)/Taser/stun guns/swords/knives longer than 3”
  • Hazardous items: Combustible fluids/matches/lighters/candles/incense/fireworks
  • Items with open/external heating elements: traditional coffee makers/grills/hot plates/electric skillets/electric burners/induction cookware/waffle makers/toasters/toaster ovens, etc.
  • Entertainment items: Televisions/DVDs/movies/playing (poker) cards
  • Items with divisive symbols
  • Candle/Wax warmers
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Hoverboards
  • Dumbbells or weights
  • Chin-up bars
  • Refer to Housing with questions regarding refrigerators