What to Bring

For a comfortable night

  • Extra-long twin sheet set (or two for when one is in the laundry)
  • Pillow(s)
  • Comforter or bedspread and blanket
  • Window fan (Larison & Harris halls are not air conditioned)
  • Window screens - approximately 34" opening (student rooms are not provided with window screens)

For making the most of your study time

  • Computer and printer || Do you know about the Bison Laptop Program?
  • Computer power cord and accessories
  • Ethernet cable
  • Calculator
  • Office supplies: pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, highlighters, stapler, scissors, tape, ruler, thumb tacks
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For mishaps, emergencies, and general “fix its”

  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Small tool kit (screw driver, hammer, pliers, etc.)

For getting around

  • Umbrella and boots for wet weather
  • Backpack
  • Good walking shoes
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For the shower

  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower shoes and shower caddy
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, shaving cream, hand lotion, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Hair dryer

For study breaks and relaxing

  • Television and cables to attach computer to TV (HDMI, etc.)
  • DVD player

For your wardrobe

  • Clothing for warm and cold weather (storing seasonal clothing at home, if an option, is recommended)
  • Swimsuit and other athletic clothing
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket or bag (and detergent)
  • "Under the bed" storage boxes and bed risers
  • Iron and ironing board

  • Non-halogen desk, floor, or bedside lamp
  • UL-listed surge protector
  • Plates, cups, bowls, utensils
  • Microwave (750 watts or less)
  • Mini fridge (4.5 cubic feet or less) || Check out www.mymicrofridge.com
  • Garbage can
  • Personal Property Insurance
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  • Air conditioner
  • All Candles (regardless if only used for decoration or if the wick has been removed)
  • Blender
  • Car
  • George Foreman grill
  • Halogen lamp
  • Hot plate
  • Hot pot
  • Incense
  • Microwave over 750 watts
  • Oil popcorn popper
  • Panini Press
  • Personal cooking appliances over 600 watts (except microwaves)
  • Pets (non-carnivorous fish are okay)
  • Rice Cooker
  • Space heater
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to firearms, ammunition, bow and arrow, swords, knives, paint ball/pellet guns, etc.)

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