After receiving your room assignment, you will want to contact your roommate and discuss what you’re planning to bring. Decide who will bring major items such as the TV, stereo, carpet, etc. Will one of you bring a small refrigerator or do you want to rent one? How about decorating your room? For room decorating ideas, check out past winners of Housing's annual Fab Pad contest.
Although all residence hall rooms are painted off-white, many rooms also feature a neutral accent color on one wall. Your room will have desks with drawers, desk chairs, beds (with extra-long twin mattress), drapes or blinds, locking closets, a computer connection to Resnet, cable TV outlet and connector cable, smoke detector, and a wastebasket.
Don’t try to bring everything you own—you can always get it later. Not all halls have elevators, so it is better to pack a number of moderate-sized boxes that can be handled by one person rather than a few large ones. There is no space for storage in most halls.
Please note: some homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover residence hall belongings. Check your policy or consider purchasing renter’s insurance for coverage.
The following items are NOT permitted in the residence halls:
Here are some other optional handy items to consider bringing when you move in:
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