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What to Bring!

For Your Convenience, You May Want to Bring:
  • One UL-approved electrical strip with circuit breaker (maximum 6 outlets per strip)
  • Television
  • Microwave oven (must not exceed 1200 watts or 10 amps) and small refrigerator (must not exceed 1200 watts or 10 amps; 5 cubic feet or less), one of each permitted per room.
    • Rooms equipped with a MicroFridge® as a standard amenity may not have additional microwaves or refrigerators. Additional microwaves/refrigerators are also not permitted in Appalachian Heights due to the presence of a full kitchen in each apartment. To make move-in easier, you may consider renting a MicroFridge® through our third-party supplier, Standards For Living, Inc.
  • Bed linens, pillows, and blankets (twin XL size)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Kitchen and eating utensils (as these items will not be available for checkout)
  • Laundry detergent - don't forget to wash your face coverings! (Laundry is included in your housing fees)
  • Summer clothes for the early part of the year; it will start getting cooler around October so prepare accordingly with your winter clothes
  • One good rain jacket
  • Personal computers - all residence halls have data port connections in the rooms (1 port per bed) and wireless connectivity
  • Desk lamp
  • Headphones
  • Free-standing fan (as needed, for halls without a/c)
  • Dry-erase message board
  • 7 gallon trash receptacle
  • Stackable storage bins
  • Shower shoes and personal care items
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectants for your room
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face coverings
  • A warm, weatherproof coat for the cold and possible snow
  • One reusable water bottle


A list of prohibited items can be found on the Housing Policies area of this site. Please note that the list of prohibited items is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.