Housing

What to Bring to Campus

To help you get ready for your arrival on campus, we've prepared this list of packing suggestions. Remember, it isn't necessary to bring everything listed!

For items marked with an asterisk (*), you may want to discuss with your roommate ahead of time so you don't bring duplicates. Rooms are comfortable, but not spacious; sharing large items can save valuable space.

click to expandBathroom Needs

  • Two sets of towels (bath, face, washcloth)
  • soap dish
  • toothbrush
  • container to carry shower necessities
  • shower shoes
  • other items (soap, shampoo, etc)

click to expandAcademic Needs

  • USB flash drive
  • notebooks
  • office supplies (pens, tape, thumbtacks, stapler, etc.)
  • class schedule
  • Marietta College Course Catalog

 

click to expandRoom Needs

  • Alarm clock
  • desk lamp
  • paper towels
  • surge protectors
  • cereal bowl
  • silverware
  • can opener
  • mugs or glasses
  • bed linens including mattress pad
  • drying rack*
  • rug*
  • under-the-bed boxes
  • clothes hangers
  • room decorations and posters
  • calendar

 

click to expandPersonal Needs

  • Summer clothes (it's hot in Marietta until October)
  • dress clothes
  • casual clothes
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • raincoat
  • umbrella
  • robe
  • slippers
  • laundry bag
  • detergent
  • iron*
  • small ironing board*
  • sewing kit
  • safety pins

 

click to expandNice, but not Necessary

  • Small fan*
  • shoe bag or rack
  • radio
  • iPod
  • DVD player*
  • CDs
  • computer
  • flashlight
  • camera
  • film or SD cards
  • swim suit and beach towel
  • backpack for books
  • playing cards
  • bookends
  • yearbook/pictures from home
  • bicycle (along with lock)
  • addresses
  • telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of your friends
  • plants
  • sports or recreational equipment
  • stackable crates
  • refrigerators (allowed if 3.2 cu. ft. maximum and UL Approved)
  • microwave (allowed if UL Approved, 700 watts maximum)

 

click to expandWhat Not to Bring

  • Candles or incense
  • firearms or other weapons (e.g. hunting knives, paintball guns, water pistols)
  • martial arts weapons
  • explosives/firecrackers
  • pets (other than fish)
  • toaster ovens
  • personal grills (e.g. George Foreman type grills)
  • hot plate type cookers, or any open-coil cooking appliances
  • toasters
  • illegal drugs
  • alcohol
  • crockpot
  • air conditioner (unless you have a physician's verification of medical necessity)
  • weight lifting equipment
  • waterbed
  • furniture (large sofas)