College Preparation List

To meet the changing needs of students, Residential Life provides as many comforts as possible so the students can make their living environment their home. Below is a list of recommended items for you to bring to University. However, there are some items that create danger to persons, damage to University property, create a fire/safety hazard, and/or a public nuisance and must not be used, possessed, or stored in the residence halls (including student rooms). Microwaves are provided in each residence hall. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office at (919) 516–4353.

What to Bring!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bath mat
  • Bedding, such as a comforter, mattress pad, pillow and sheets (Standard Twin in Female Residence Halls and Extra Long Twin in Male Residence Halls)
  • Coaxial cable cord (minimum 15 feet)
  • Computer or laptop
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Ethernet cord (minimum 15 feet)
  • Floor fan (non air conditioned buildings only)
  • Fun stuff, such as pictures and posters
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Latch and lock for the closet
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener and laundry basket
  • One refrigerator per room (maximum of 4.3 cubic feet)
  • Plastic ware (cups, plates, silverware)
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower shoes
  • Small lamp
  • Telephone and answering machine
  • Television
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Wastebasket
  • UL approved surge protected power strip (one per student)

What should I leave at home?

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • All Pets
  • Anything that hangs from the ceiling
  • Any type of halogen light
  • Candles and incense
  • Electrical cooking appliances (coffee pot, deep fryer, toaster, toaster oven, sandwich maker, indoor grill, George Foreman grill, etc.)
  • Exercise weights/equipment
  • Extension cords
  • Lava lamps
  • Microwave
  • Real or replica gun (plastic, paintball, etc.)
  • Space heater