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Packing for the Suite LifePacking for the Suite Life

Packing for the Suite Life

What to Bring

Getting ready to live on your own in a suite, whether you'll be sharing a room with a roommate or living alone, can be a bit daunting.  Here are some things that other students recommend bringing along.

Personal Items


☐Bank card, check book


☐Caddy for bathroom items


☐Can opener

☐Clothing suitable for a variety of activities

☐Cups, dishes, silverware for snacks

☐First Aid items




☐Key chain

☐Over-the-counter medications; prescriptions

☐Posters and photos

☐Pre-paid phone cards

☐Sewing kit






☐Extra-long twin sheets

☐Blanket(s), bedspread/comforter


☐Hand towels, bath towels, washcloths

☐Bath mat/rug; shower mat


Information/Useful Numbers

☐Health insurance information

☐Proof of meningitis vaccination or signed waiver

☐Renters/Homeowners insurance information

☐Campuswide I.D. Number or Social Security Number

☐Spare glasses, contacts; copy of prescription


Laundry/Cleaning Supplies

☐All-purpose cleaning product

☐Bucket and mop

☐Dishwashing liquid

☐Dryer sheets

☐Garbage bags

☐Laundry basket

☐Laundry detergent

☐Paper towels


☐Sponges/cleaning cloths

☐Stain stick or spray

☐Toilet bowl cleaner

☐Toilet brush

☐Toilet paper

☐Vacuum, broom, dustpan


Things for Your Room

☐Alarm clock


☐Co-ax cable for TV connection



☐Microwave (1000 watts or less)

☐Refrigerator (max. 4.3 cubic feet, 3 amps)

☐Room Safe (max. 1.2 cubic feet)


☐Surge protector

☐TV/game system



School Supplies

Blank disks/jump drive for computer labs




☐Hole punch


☐Notebook(s), folders


☐Printer paper





Leave at Home

For health and safety concerns, the following items are prohibited in the residence halls.  Students who possess them will be asked to send them home, and may be subject to conduct action.

  • Air conditioners
  • Appliances with coils, open elements or hot oil
  • Candles
  • Contact (George Foreman type) grills
  • Dart boards
  • Double-sided foam tape, adhesive wall hooks, masking tape, duct tape, screws, nails, etc. may not be used on walls.  You will be billed for any damage
  • Electric heaters
  • Firearms/weapons (including BB and paintball guns; knives)
  • Fireworks
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plates
  • Incense
  • Permitted small appliances (i.e. iron, blow dryer, curling iron, coffeemaker, etc.) should be equipped with automatic shut-off feature
  • Pets (except small fish in a tank less than 10 gallons)
  • Possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on university property is prohibited
  • Potpourri burners
  • Water beds

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