What to Bring

What to Bring/What Not to Bring


This list contains optional, suggested items only – Print this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for the first year at college. Each person’s needs are different, so tailor this checklist to suit your requirements. Please refer to the 2015-2016 Room and Dining Contract for additional information.


Room Needs & Storage

  • Bedside lamp
  • Alarm clock/clock radio
  • Waste-paper basket
  • Milk crates or other sturdy storage cubes (a collapsible crate also comes in handy for carrying laundry or other things)
  • Stacking baskets
  • Under-the-bed storage trays
  • Fan
  • Drying rack
  • Adhesive hooks, tacky adhesive, and mounting tape
  • Bulletin board and push pins
  • Dry erase wall calendar/board
  • Toolkit

Linens & Laundry Supplies

  • Sheets and pillowcases (2 sets-twin beds are extra long)
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Mattress pad (all beds are twin extra long)
  • Blankets (2)
  • Comforter and duvet cover (makes laundering easier)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Sewing kit


  • First aid kit
  • Shower tote
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hair-styling products
  • Bath and face soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Dental floss
  • Comb/brush
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair dryer
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Lotion and/or facial moisturizer
  • Q-tips®
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissues

Office & Desk Supplies

*Most supplies available at the EOU Bookstore

  • Computer and printer
  • Surge protector
  • USB  or flash drive
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Head phones
  • Portable music player (great to use at the gym)
  • Phone/address book
  • Assignment book
  • Heavy-duty stapler and staples
  • Printer paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil holder and sharpener
  • Notebooks
  • 3-ring binders
  • Pocket folders
  • Labels of various sizes
  • 3 x 5 cards
  • Post-it® notes
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Highlighter pens (multiple colors)
  • Ruler
  • Hanging files or folders
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Stamps/envelopes

Kitchen Needs

  • Microwave safe plates, bowls
  • Plastic cups
  • Coffee cup
  • Fork, knife, spoon
  • Can/bottle opener

Shared Items (Check with roommate(s) to avoid duplication)

  • Audio equipment
  • TV and DVD players
  • Gaming equipment
  • Coffee maker, electric hot/tea pot, rice cooker, microwave (Alikut Hall only)
  • Area rug
  • Posters/art

Cleaning Supplies, Miscellaneous

  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Zip lock bags
  • Kitchen storage containers
  • Laundry detergent (tablets are easiest to manage)
  • Fabric softener (sheets are easiest to manage)
  • Dish soap
  • Wet wipes

Clothing Guidelines

  • Pants/jeans
  • Shirts/blouses
  • Activewear
  • Loungewear
  • Pajamas
  • Undergarments
  • Slippers and/or flip-flops
  • Sweaters/Sweatshirts
  • Light & heavy jackets
  • Gloves/scarf/hat
  • 1 pair boots
  • Pair of sneakers or comfortable walking shoes
  • Pair of dress shoes
  • Set of business attire
  • Set of semi-formal attire (optional)

Prohibited Items and Actions

  • Candles of any type (with or without a wick), including Scentsy or other nightlight wax warmers
  • Fuel-powered motor vehicles or associated parts for use, maintenance, repair or storage
  • Full-size refrigerators other than those provided by Residence Life
  • Appliances with open heat sources (toaster ovens and bread toasters for example) and/or no thermostat control (hot plates and grills for example) (not applicable to Alikut Hall residents)
  • Space heaters, excepting those provided by EOU and/or Residence Life
  • Burning of incense, sage or any object
  • Tobacco use of any type on campus property
  • Evidence of candles, burning of incense, sage or any object
  • Drapes hanging over interior entries that block natural exit pathway
  • George Foreman or other electric grills (not applicable to Alikut Hall residents)
  • Hanging of any items over or covering the smoke detector
  • Flammable materials on the ceiling or covering ceiling lights and/or hanging anything from the ceiling
  • Excessive amounts of combustible materials on exterior room doors (i.e. posters, pictures, etc.)
  • Multi-plug adaptors with no surge protector
  • Halogen lamps
  • Extension cords

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