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What to Bring

Because of weight restrictions on your baggage, you won't be able to bring all of these items from home.  There are lots of stores near campus at which you'll be able to pick up these items.  Shopping for them will be part of the fun as you discover your new city.

Apartment Style

Be sure to contact your suite-mates before purchasing any of the items that will be used by everyone to avoid having four or five of everything!

Items that you may want to purchase with your suitemates:
kettle, toaster, bath mat, can opener, cork screw

For the kitchen:

  • cutlery, bowls, plates, cups, glasses, drying rack for dishes, tea towels

For the bathroom:

  • toilet paper, towels, personal items (i.e. soap, shampoo etc), hair dryer

For the bedroom:

  • bed linen, bedspread, pillow, coat hangers, alarm clock, power bars , sticky TAC (for hanging posters, pictures, etc), personal  belongings (clothes, pictures, knick knacks, office supplies (paper, pens, calendar, etc.)


  • Clothes basket, detergent and fabric softener
  • athletic or recreational equipment
  • umbrella


Most rooms are small but cozy. They are fully furnished so all you need to supply are the things to make your room feel more like home:

  • bed linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, comforter, etc.)
  • toiletries (including towels, washcloths, shower shoes, and a container to hold shower items)
  • a robe and bedroom slippers
  • hangers, thumb tacks, posters, sticky tack (no nails or screws allowed)
  • computer (your residence will give you information about how to connect to the internet)
  • alarm clock
  • radio/stereo
  • mugs and dishes (for study snacks)
  • can opener
  • medium sized cooking pan and cooking utensils
  • laundry supplies (laundry bag, detergent and dryer sheets)

What Not to Bring

  • Candles and incense
  • Halogen lamps, space heaters or heat lamps
  • Pets