What to Bring to Campus

Time to pack! Living on campus won’t be the same as living at home.  Space is limited and you will likely go home for the summer and move to a new room every year, so best to keep it light and manageable.  Bring only what you need and a few things you want that will remind you of your friends, family and hometown and tell people who you are, but don’t move your whole life.  You’ll likely accumulate lots of college swag while on campus and you’ll need somewhere to put it all!  Single rooms measure [9′ x 10’5″ ]and double rooms are approximately [14’5″ x 10’5″]. Have fun packing and pay close attention to what’s allowed and what’s not.

Prohibited Items

Please do not bring the following items, they are prohibited:

  • Space heaters
  • Open coil appliances
  • George foreman grills (in Morrison Hall)
  • Air conditioners of any type
  • Hot plates
  • Halogen lamps
  • Fuel burning lamps
  • Candles and incense
  • Weight benches and plates
  • Dumbbells
  • Pets of any kind

Room Essentials

  • Extra long twin sheets & bedding, including mattress cover, pillow, & pillow cases
  • Extra blanket for the winter if you’re prone to being cold
  • Alarm Clock (battery powered are more reliable in the event of power outages)
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Cleaning supplies (we suggest natural products, bleach and harsh abrasives are not allowed)
  • Surge protectors/Power strips and Extension Cords (must be UIL approved)
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, tooth brush, toothpaste, dental floss, shaving gear)
  • Laundry items (our washing machines are High Efficiency models)
  • 3M removable mounting products and Removable Adhesive Putty (these are the only things allowed to affix posters, pictures and other decorations to the walls in Spalding Suites)
  • Removable wall decals are allowed
  • Blue painter’s tape is allowed in Morrison Hall only
  • Underbed storage bins (unlofted beds can get up to 33″ of underbed clearance)

Suggested Items

  • Lock box for personal documents (social security card, financial docs)
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Flashlight/batteries (heavy weather events may cut the power)
  • Mini-fridge (no larger than 4.1 cubic feet)
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Laptop
  • Area rug
  • Single-serving dinnerware
  • Fans (desk or floor models only)
  • Chalk

Items to Discuss w/ Your Roommate(s)

  • Bathroom Essentials for Spalding Suites (plunger, toilet paper, hand soap, bathmat, shower caddy)
  • Kitchen Essentials for Spalding Suites (dish detergent, plates, bowls, cups, silverware, pots, pans, & bake ware)
  • TV, stereo, microwave for Morrison Hall
  • Tension Rod and curtains (each room comes with blinds). Windows are [47"] wide and [71"] tall.