Suggested Items to Bring: Traditional Halls | Apartments


Suggested Items to Bring when Living in Traditional Halls

What's in your room? Each resident will have two of the following:
desk, desk chair, wardrobe, dresser, and bed (see "Loft Policy" for more information). There is a network (Ethernet) jack and telephone jack for each resident, and cable TV outlet for each room. All these furnishings must stay in your room all year. You may not remove or store any item for any reason!

Packing for your move: Most students bring too much stuff! Please "pack light" for your first trip to campus. Call your roommate before you come, to coordinate who will bring the largest and heaviest items. Remember that we have easily accessible stores close to campus, so if you forget something, you can get it here! Last, storage in your room is limited to your wardrobe, and under your bed. There are no storage rooms in any of our halls.

Personal items to bring or buy:

  • shower tote bucket, soap, toiletries
  • towels, washcloths (at least 2 sets)
  • shower shoes
  • extra-long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
  • blanket, pillow, pillow cases
  • laundry bag, and regular laundry detergent
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp/floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire)
  • headphones
  • under the bed storage boxes
  • iron and ironing board
  • small hand-held vacuum
  • folding drying rack
  • sewing kit
  • stationery and office supplies
  • medicines, first aid kit
  • plastic dishes, silverware
  • few small plants
  • items needed to connect to included network and television services

    Coordinate with your roommate on these items:
    (Please ensure all items are certifed "energy star" compliant.)
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • microwave (less than 10 amps or 1,200 watts)
  • 4.5 cubic ft refrigerator
  • carpet

Note: Personal appliances that are used for cooking need to be used in a proper and safe manner. No open flame device is allowed in any residence hall. Appliances that generate high temperatures (generally over 140 degrees such as a George Foreman grill or portable deep fat fryers) can only be used at approved locations. The top of any of the apartment or common area stoves provided with exhaust hoods are considered the only approved locations for use within residence halls.

Individual health and air quality requirements vary greatly between students desires and needs. Students should plan for small portable units (de-humidifer, air cleaner, humidifier, fan, ionizer. etc.) that meet their personal comfort desires as these items are not supplied in the rooms. Please see our policy on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for more information.

    Prohibited items:
  • alcoholic beverages (if under 21 years of age)
  • candles (lighted), fireworks, weapons, incense
  • any appliance with an open or exposed heating element
  • lofts
  • masking tape, nails, other products which damage or deface painted walls
  • pets
  • personal door locks
  • traditional extension cords
  • wireless access points (see "Wireless Policy" for more information)

A special note about bicycles-You are welcomed to bring your bike, but you cannot easily store it in your room. Bike racks are provided around the residence halls-be sure to bring a strong U-shaped lock (not a cable lock)! ** We have installed bike lockers on East and West Campus. If you wish to rent one of these lockers, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $35 each semester. Please call the East Community Housing Office at (404) 894-3045 or the West Community Housing Office (404) 894-3372 to reserve yours! **

Suggested Items to Bring when Living in an Apartment

Packing for your move: Most students bring too much stuff! Please "pack light" for your first trip to campus. Call your roommates before you come, to coordinate who will bring the largest and heaviest items. Remember, we have easily accessible stores close to campus, so if you forget something, you can get it here! Last, storage in your room is limited to your wardrobe and under your bed. There are no storage rooms in any of our halls.

The kitchens in apartments have a microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, and stove, so the following are suggested items:

  • Kitchen Supplies: Kitchen towels, dishwasher detergent, liquid soap, paper towels, ice trays, and trash bags.
  • Bathroom Supplies: Toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, towels, bath mat, shower caddie, first-aid supplies

The apartments also have living room furnishings, with dining table and chairs, sofa, chairs, and coffee table. All of these items must stay in the living room the entire year. They cannot be removed or placed in storage. The apartment has a telephone jack in the living room and each bedroom.

Each resident has a private bedroom, complete with bed (see "Loft Policy" for more information), desk, desk chair, wardrobe, and dresser. There is an network (Ethernet) jack, telephone jack (shared in Apartment) and cable TV outlet in your bedroom. All these furnishings must stay in your room all year. You may not remove or store any item for any reason! You will want to the following:

  • extra-long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
  • blanket, pillow, pillow cases
  • laundry bag, detergent
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp/floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • headphones
  • power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire)
  • under the bed storage boxes
  • iron and ironing board
  • folding drying rack
  • sewing kit
  • stationery and office supplies
  • medicines
  • few small plants
  • items needed to connect to included network, television and telephone services
Coordinate with your roommates on these items:
(Please ensure all items are certifed "energy star" compliant.)
  • kitchen items - dishes, utensils, glasses, pots and pans
  • posters, pictures and "Removable Poster Mounting Adhesive" (available in bookstore) for hanging them
  • plants
  • blanket and pillows for sofa
  • tablecloth and place mats for dining table
  • power outlet strip (12 or 14 gauge wire)
  • table lamp, floor lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • TV/VCR/DVD (for the living room)
  • vacuum cleaner

Note: Personal appliances that are used for cooking need to be used in a proper and safe manner. No open flame device is allowed in any residence hall. Appliances that generate high temperatures (generally over 140 degrees such as a George Foreman grill or portable deep fat fryers) can only be used at approved locations. The top of any of the apartment or common area stoves provided with exhaust hoods are considered the only approved locations for use within residence halls.

Individual health and air quality requirements vary greatly between students desires and needs. Students should plan for small portable units (de-humidifer, air cleaner, humidifier, fan, ionizer. etc.) that meet their personal comfort desires as these items are not supplied in the rooms. Please see our policy on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for more information.

    Prohibited items:
  • alcoholic beverages (if under 21 years of age)
  • candles (lighted), fireworks, weapons, incense
  • any appliance with an open or exposed heating element
  • lofts
  • masking tape, nails, other products which damage or deface painted walls
  • pets
  • personal door locks
  • traditional extension cords
  • wireless access points (see "Wireless Policy" for more information)