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Check-in List

  • What you should bring:

    • Bedding – all beds are Twin XL size (a regular twin fitted sheet will NOT work, must be XL)
    • Mattress pad – Twin XL
    • Zipped mattress cover (Twin XL) – recommended, not required
    • Towels
    • Laundry detergent (quarters for machines)
    • Laundry detergent (quarters for machines)
    • Toiletries
    • Small storage containers for personal belongings
    • Small safe with a lock
    • Blankets

    For the common spaces of your apartment/suite, you might want to coordinate some of the following with your roommates:

    • Dish cloths and towels
    • Dish soap
    • Dishes and utensils (especially if residing in an apartment-style hall; space is limited in suites)
    • Trash can and trash bags (bathroom and tall kitchen size no larger than 13 gallons)
    • Microwave for halls where they are not provided
    • TV stand (TVs CANNOT be mounted on the walls)
    • First Aid Kit
    • Broom
    • Vacuum
    • Cleaning supplies (kitchenette and bathroom cleaning is the responsibility of the residents of each room)

    Items that are not permitted:

    • Grills/Smokers
    • Space/Electric heaters
    • Hot Plates
    • Refrigerators/Freezers (provided in rooms already)
    • Any appliance with an open flame or heating coil
    • Personal mattresses or water beds
    • Used furniture (recliners, futons, or couches) due to bed bug concerns
    • Wallpaper
    • Decorative displays made from alcoholic beverage containers or signs
    • Candles or incense
    • Dartboards
    • Dumbbells/Weights/Exercise Equipment
    • Animals/pets other than small fish
    • Additional microwaves are not permitted in Homestead, Meador or Prairie Halls
    • Review the Residence Life Handbook (PDF) for additional items

    Decorating Your Room

    We want you to personalize your space to make it a reflection of you. That said, we do ask you to do so in a way that will not cause any permanent damage to walls, doors, etc. You may use reusable, non-adhesive putty. Command strips are often not installed and removed properly, causing considerable damage as a result, and are therefore not to be used. Please do not use any materials (nails, tacks, pushpins or tape) that will damage walls or paint.