Packing for Liberty

Please be aware that University furniture may not be removed from the room. It is important that you plan accordingly with your roommate(s) to avoid duplication of items. Students are not allowed to use nails or screws to attach posters, pictures, etc. to the walls or molding. Any use of tape is at your own risk and you will be responsible for repair if any wall damage or discoloration occurs.

Things You Need to Bring

  • Pillow, sheets, blankets, towels, toiletries, mattress pad
  • Milk crates - load them to travel, and then stack them for storage!
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Laundry basket, drying rack, ironing board, and an iron
  • Laundry supplies - detergent and fabric softener
  • Small sewing kit (and safety pins)
  • Rain jacket and umbrella
  • Backpack
  • First aid kit - make your own and stock it with the following: bandages (variety of sizes), peroxide, antiseptic cream, digital thermometer, headache medicine, cough drops and cold medicine
  • Desk supplies - pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, calculator, stapler, tape and dispenser, paper, envelopes, scissors, white out
  • Cleaning supplies - window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, broom, mop
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp
  • Cell phone
  • Note cards, stamps, roll of quarters
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Emergency medical information (you will need to supply insurance information, family doctor information, medical conditions/prescriptions used, and emergency contact information.)
  • Trash can & trash bags
  • Power strips w/circuit breakers
  • Shower shoes

Allowed Items

  • Plants
  • Fish and Hermit Crabs
  • TVs
  • Stereos
  • DVD/ Blu-Ray players
  • Computer or laptop
  • Printers
  • Coffee makers
  • Fans
  • Refrigerators (15 amps or less)
  • Lamps
  • Flashlights
  • Microwaves
  • Carpet/room-sized rug
  • Window treatment
  • Curtain and spring rod for closet opening

Institutional Liability

  • The University will not be responsible for damage to or loss of personal belongings which are a result of fire, wind, water, insects, rodents, vandalism or theft. However, when damage or loss is reported, the University will take reasonable steps to attempt to resolve the problem. Students are encouraged to make sure personal belongings are covered by their parent's homeowner's policy or a renter's insurance policy.

University-Supplied Items:

Every room contains one of these per student:

  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • Desk & Chair
  • Note: Standard mattress size is 36" x 80"

Campus Area Specifics

  • 3-person rooms will contain one set of bunked beds and a bed that has been lofted by the University.
  • Rooms at Annex, Annex 2, Residential Commons, Quads, and East Campus have private bathrooms; shower curtains are provided.
  • Loft kits - Students in 2-person rooms may request a University loft kit for an additional charge of $50, which will be added to your student account.  Not all University furniture is compatible with the loft kits.  Requests will be honored based on inventory. 
  • Note: All three person rooms have a loft kit and are equipped with three desks, chairs and dressers.  
  • Take a closer look at our Housing Locations.

Additional Suggested Annex/Annex 2/Commons/Quads/East Campus Items:

  • Toilet paper, plunger, bathroom cleaning supplies, toilet shelf
  • Trash cans and trash bags
  • Plates, silverware, cups, pots and pans (Quads and East Campus only)
  • Bathmat
  • Entry floor mat/rug
  • Toasters and George Foreman grills allowed (Quads and East Campus only)
  • Mop, bucket, broom, vacuum cleaner

Items Not Permitted - Main Campus/Annex/Annex 2/Commons:

  • Pets (except fish and hermit crabs)
  • Nails and tape that damage walls
  • Waterbed
  • Multiple-plug outlets (except surge protectors)
  • Hot plates/hot pots
  • Sandwich makers
  • Toasters/toaster ovens/George Foreman Grill
  • Candles
  • Space heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Tubular halogen light bulbs
  • Torchiere-style halogen lamps
  • Extension cords

Items Not Permitted - East Campus/Quads:

  • Pets (except fish and hermit crabs)
  • Tape that damage walls
  • Waterbed
  • Multiple-plug outlets (except surge protectors)
  • Extension Cords
  • Torchiere-style halogen lamps
  • Tubular halogen light bulbs
  • Candles
  • Space heaters
  • Air conditioners