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What to Bring/What Not to Bring




  • Alarm Clock, Air Freshener ( no candles or incense)
  • Band-Aids, Blankets, Backpack, Breakfast bars, Bathroom rugs, Bedding items, Bed risers (in halls where beds are movable to raise beds and create more storage)
  • Carpet (the carpet purchased from the URHC vendor does not have padding), Calculator, Cleaning Supplies, Cell Phone, Computer, Carpet scissors, Comforter, Checkbook, Cash (for the first week), Clothes hangers
  • Dictionary, DVD, Desk Lamp (non-halogen), Dry Erase Board, Debit Card, Dolly/Pull cart for move-in day
  • Envelopes, Energy Drinks
  • Flip flops, Fan, Folders, First-Aid Kit, Facebook Account
  • Guitar Hero, Game Day Attire, Glasses
  • Hangers, Hair Dryer, Highlighters, Hat, Healthy snacks
  • Iron, Index Cards, Ipod, Insurance card
  • Jacket, Jumper Cables
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry Basket, Laundry Detergent, Loofah
  • Money, Memo Board, Map
  • Notebooks, Number 2 Pencils
  • Organizer, Orange Attire
  • Paper Clips, Prescriptions, Power Strips with Surge Protector, Planner, Pillow, Photos, Personal computer, Phone, Posters
  • Q-tips
  • Ruler, Rugs, Rain gear/umbrella, Retainer, Running Shoes
  • Scissors, Stapler/Staples, Scarf, Stereo, Sheets, Soap, Sewing kit, Storage basket
  • Thumbtacks, Towels, TV, Toiletries, Tools for assembling lofts and disassembling beds
  • Umbrella, Underwear
  • Vacuum Cleaner, Vitamins, VOLcard, Video Games
  • Winter Coat, Watch, Water
  • Xerox Paper, Xbox
  • Yearbook
  • Ziploc Bags

Do Not Bring

  • Candles and incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Counter-top grills (George Foreman—style grills)
  • Open-coil units (toasters, space heaters, etc.)
  • Power strips without surge protectors
  • TV wall mounts

Renters Insurance

The university does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal property. Thefts often occur when residents leave their room doors unlocked and property unattended. Keeping your room door locked at all times is your best defense against theft. Additionally, we recommend that you take any expensive items home during long breaks when the buildings are closed.

After determining what it would cost to replace your more expensive belongings, check to see if your family homeowner’s insurance would cover the loss. If not, we suggest that you purchase additional personal property insurance.