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All rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, and bed with an extra-long twin mattress, a closet, dresser, Ethernet connection and cable television access. Dimensions of the rooms will vary in size from hall to hall and room to room. We recommend that you wait until after you arrive on campus to consider buying large rugs, futons, or other measurable decorative items.

You are not allowed to use nails or screws to attach anything to the walls or ceilings. Please investigate alternative, non-marring methods of attaching posters, pictures, etc., to the walls of your room. Some suggestions into Sticky-Tac and 3M Command Adhesive products.

Here are things you need to survive, things you might want to bring, some things to discuss with your roommate, and things that you are restricted from bringing. Please take a look and pack accordingly. Remember, this is just a start! If you have any questions on what you think you would like to bring but are not sure if it's okay, please give us a call at 740-376-4784. We are more than happy to answer any questions for you! And remember: when in doubt, leave it out!

Personal Items

  • Medical insurance card
  • Debit and/or Credit Card
  • Checkbook
  • Identification
  • Driver's License or State ID Card
  • Any medications you require

What You Will Need for Your Room

  • Comforter or bedspread
  • Extra-long Twin sheets
  • Clothes hangers
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillow and pillow cases
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  • Basic cleaning supplies (dustpan and broom, Clorox Wipes, paper towels, etc.)
  • Shower caddy, basket, or buckets for health and beauty aids and toiletries
  • Small sewing kit
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, laundry basket or bag
  • First Aid kit
If you live in a suite or apartment, you should consider bringing the following additional items:
  • Toilet bowl brush and cleaner
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Hand soap
  • Shower mat

Optional Room Items

  • Throw pillows
  • Egg crate-style mattress pad
  • Area rug
  • Floor lamp (no halogen or torchiere-style lamps!)
  • Tissues
  • Coffee maker
  • Water purifying pitcher
  • Floor-length mirror
  • Plates, mugs, cups, silverware, etc.
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts
  • Pants, shorts, skirts, dresses
  • Undergarments and socks
  • Shoes
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Warm winter coat or parka
  • Gloves/mittens, scarf, hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Clothes hangers
  • Boots
  • Raincoat and umbrella
  • At least one dressy outfit
  • Bathrobe

School Supplies

  • Pens, pencils, markers, highlighters
  • Paperclips, stapler, tape
  • Calculator
  • Backpack
  • Notebooks and paper
  • Surge protector
  • Fun books to read
  • Index cards
  • Sticky notes

What to Leave at Home

  • Candles, incense, potpourri, or any open-flame burning item
  • Cooking equipment such as hot plates, electric fry pans, and anything with an exposed heating element and without an automatic shut-off
  • Decals, stickers, contact paper, darts, dartboards, or other items that may damage walls or furniture
  • Electric cigarettes, flammable liquids, harmful chemicals, gasoline, explosives, flares, firecrackers and fireworks
  • Halogen lights
  • Hay, straw, leaves, corn stalks, dried vegetables, cut evergreen trees and branches
  • Heated/electric blankets
  • Homemade lamps
  • Lofts that are non-College owned
  • Indoor grills
  • Liquor bottles, empty or full, in both upper-class and first-year residence halls
  • Multi-plug extension cords and multi-plug adapters
  • Non-College owned window coverings
  • Pets or animals, except fish in a 5-gallon tank
  • Reptile lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Stolen property, such as street signs
  • Surge-protector outlet covers
  • Power tools
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons, including firearms, BB guns, bows and arrows, bullets, martial arts weapons, knives, and any items that is a reasonable facsimile of such a weapon