Living in a dorm is different from living at home. Here is a list of things to bring.

Each room has a three- or five-drawer dresser, a wardrobe/closet, a twin bed, and a desk with a chair, so there is no need to bring your own.  Most first-year rooms range in size from 190 to 210 square feet, so keep that in mind as you pack at the end of the summer.

Bedding and Linens

  • Twin extra-long sheets
  • Comforter or other blankets
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases


  • Raincoat
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Wool socks
  • Winter coat
  • Snow boots
  • Hats, gloves, and scarves


  • Desk and/or floor lamp
  • Rug
  • Mirror
  • Trash/recycling bin
  • Surge protector

Optional (but common)

  • Small refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cups, bowls, plates, eating utensils
  • Pictures or posters to hang on walls
  • Small fan
  • TV with coaxial cable