Here is a list of common items you will want to bring to campus:
For the common spaces of your apartment/suite, you might want to coordinate some of the following items with your roommates.
Although this is not an all-inclusive list, some things that are not allowed in college housing are as follows:
All residence halls are furnished with twin XL sized beds for each resident. Twin XL sheets are required.
Washington, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower Halls in Beatrice have one two-drawer dresser, two desks, and two twin XL beds in each bedroom. The living rooms include a couch and a loveseat. The kitchen includes either a table and chairs or a bar and barstools, depending on layout. Kitchen appliances include a refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.
Homestead Hall (Beatrice) and Prairie and Meadow Halls (Milford) are furnished with a couch, two chairs, a coffee table, and an end table in the living room space. The kitchenette features a sink, microwave, and a small refrigerator. Bedrooms provide a twin XL bed, desk and a two-drawer dresser for each student.
Pioneer Hall (Milford) has one desk and two twin XL beds in each bedroom. The living rooms are furnished with a couch, chair, coffee table and an end table. The kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs. Kitchen appliances include a stove and a refrigerator. Pioneer Hall will only be available as overflow if both Prairie and Meadow Halls are full.
Although SCC does not require immunization records to be submitted, being up-to-date on all immunizations is certainly recommended. Information regarding meningococcal disease will be provided to all residents upon check in and they will be required to acknowledge receipt of this information. Residents are encouraged to consider vaccinations to protect from meningococcal disease. Further information is available on our Residence Life Forms page.
The COVID vaccination is encouraged to lower the risk of a COVID spread on campus. If you are fully vaccinated for COVID (two weeks past either two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), you will not need to quarantine if exposed.
SCC takes every precaution to keep our facilities bed-bug free, but we need every resident’s help to ensure this. Anyone can pick up bed bugs from wherever the bugs are living – homes, hotels, other dorm rooms, buses, etc. Although bed bugs usually occur near the areas where people sleep, they can infest anyone, anywhere.
If traveling or staying somewhere else, check the potential hiding places such as mattress seams, wall trim, under furniture and in any small cracks or creases. They hide during the day. Look for signs of bed bugs such as eggs, blood stains, droppings, or the bed bugs themselves. Do not leave clothes on the bed or the floor. Elevate suitcases off of the floor on a luggage stand or countertop. Keep your suitcase or bag closed/zipped when not in use. When returning from a trip, wash all laundry in hot water and dry it (recommend even taking it to a laundromat to do this).
What do bed bug bites look like? Bites can vary by individual and can range from absence of any marks to a small bite mark or a more serious allergic reaction. The bite mark might not show up right away and can appear similar to the bite of a mosquito – slightly swollen and red and may itch.
What if I suspect my room has bed bugs? First, don’t panic. Bed bug bites do not pose a serious medical threat. Contact your Residence Life Manager or Assistant Residence Life Manager or Maintenance as soon as possible. They will hire a licensed exterminator to come to campus. If you can, capture the bed bug to help the exterminator to identify the bug. The exterminator and Residence Life staff will help you with the process of sterilizing the room and your belongings. You will be asked to do the following:
If a resident repeatedly infects housing, they may be prohibited from living on campus.