Recommended Residence Hall Items (What to Bring/ Not to Bring)

This list is to help you when thinking about what you may want to bring. Nothing on this list is a “requirement” to bring to campus, just suggestions of what other students have found helpful during their time on campus. If you have any questions about this list, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 617-217-9231.

 

Recommended Items

Items helpful for studying:

  • Computer (and all plugs/attachments/pieces)
  • Glue/Tape/Stapler
  • Notebooks
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Wall Calendar
  • Planner

Toiletries:

  • Q-Tips
  • Shower Flip Flops
  • Shower Caddy/Basket to hold all items
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap/Loofa
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Items helpful for those quick snacks in your room or on the go:

  • Heavy Duty All Purpose Water Bottle
  • Easy Mac/Ramen Noodles
  • Dishes (Microwave Safe!)
  • Forks/Knives/Spoons
  • Paper Towels
  • Cups
  • Dish Soap and Sponge

Items helpful for sleeping:

  • Fan
  • Sheets
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Pillow
  • Blanket/Comforter

Items that are just all around helpful:

  • Slippers
  • Dental Retainers
  • Prescriptions and Over the Counter Medicine
  • Under the Bed Storage Bins
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Febreze
  • Basic Cleaning Supplies
  • Flashlight
  • Pictures of Friends and Family
  • Batteries
  • Surge Protector Power Strips
  • Extension Cords (heavy duty, UL-Approved)
  • Throw Blanket/Snuggie
  • Hangers
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Basket or Bag
  • Trashcan and Trash Bags
  • Lint Roller
  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Sewing Kit
  • Headphones
  • Sunglasses
  • Basic Tool Set

Prohibited Items

These Items are not allowed in the Residence Hall:

  • Microwaves
  • No Mini-Fridges in room
  • Coffee Pots
  • Hot Pots
  • Hot Plates
  • Electric Blankets
  • Pets
  • Candles and/or Incense
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Space Heaters
  • Toasters
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Air Conditioners
  • Grills (George Forman too)
  • Sandwich Makers
  • BBQs
  • Weapons of Any Kind
  • Black Lights
  • Fog Lamps/Machines
  • Waffle Irons
  • Electric Frying Pans
  • Spider Extension Cords
  • Outlet Splitters
  • Drugs not prescribed to you
  • Alcohol
  • Drug/Alcohol Paraphernalia
  • Decorative Hookahs