Admitted Students

What to Bring

Here’s a quick overview of what you should and shouldn’t bring when you come to campus:

What to Bring


  • Social Security Number
  • Assignment Book
  • Backpack
  • Copies of prescriptions, both medicines & glasses
  • Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Medical insurance card
  • Watch

For the Residence Hall

  • Alarm clock with battery backup
  • Blanket
  • Broom and mop
  • Cleaning supplies for your bathroom
  • Desk lamp (no halogen)
  • Extension cord
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Hangers
  • Iron (automatic shut-off ONLY)
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent, softener, etc.
  • Mattress pad
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • Quarters for laundry
  • Raincoat and/or Umbrella
  • Room Lamp (particularly in Boswell and Terrace – no overhead lights)
  • Sheets
  • Shower curtain and hooks (fabric curtains recommended)
  • Stamps
  • Surge protector (UL approved outlet strip with a circuit breaker)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Trash can

For School

  • Paper
  • Pens & pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • Tape


  • AAA or some other type of car service
  • Automatic shut-off coffee maker
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Computer and/or printer
  • Dry erase board / bulletin board
  • Fan
  • Baseball glove (for society sports)
  • Microwave (in Boswell and Terrace only)
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator (4.0 cubit ft. or less)
  • Stereo/radio/CD player/iPod
  • TV/DVD Player

What Not to Bring

The following items are not allowed:

  • Candles, incense, etc.
  • Hot pot, hot plate, etc. Please do not bring any type of cooking appliance*
  • Fireworks, which are illegal in Temple Terrace
  • Halogen lamps
  • Matches, lighters, or anything else with an open flame
  • Pets
  • Weapons or anything resembling a weapon, including BB guns, pellet guns and paint ball guns
  • Wireless routers or access points, hubs, or network switches (a computer with wired and/or wireless internet capability is all you need)