What To Bring To College

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Before you arrive, please be sure to check with your roommate about sharing items. There is only room for so much and showing up on move-in day with two large TVs is not a good idea.

What is in your room:
Note: No college furniture may be removed from your room at any time.
Bed (extra long twin) 36" x 80"
      (No Pillows Provided)
Desk and Desk Chair
Closet or Wardrobe
Tile Floors
Venetian blinds
Heating and Air Conditioning
Basic cable hookup/jack and Ethernet jack
      (All Freshman Housing has Wi-Fi)

Academic Supplies:
Backpack and binders
Dictionary and thesaurus
Pencils/Pens, Pencil sharpener
Stapler, hole puncher
Study lamp1 and replacement light bulbs

Alarm Clock
Coordinate with roommate; only one of each:
Microwave (UL listed; up to 1000 watts)
Refrigerator (UL listed; up to 4.3 cubic feet)
Coffee maker with thermostat

Laptop/Notebook Computer
MP3 Player, Headphones
 Coordinate with roommate:
TV, DVD/Blu-Ray/Network Player
Fire Shield UL approved surge protectors2

Personal Care and Clothing:
Shampoo, soap, shaving cream, razors, etc.
hand-held mirror
Iron/ironing board; sewing kit.
Lint brush
Raincoat and Umbrella

Room Furnishings and Room Care:
Area rug
Hand-held vacuum/floor sweeper
Cleaning supplies/dish soap/sponges
Kitchen items (cups, silverware, paper
      towels, can opener)
A small set of tools (screwdrivers, wrench,
     hammer, pliers, tape measure)
Storage containers/crates for extra storage
sleeping bag
Bicycle and bicycle lock

1 Halogen lamps are not permitted.
2 ONLY Fire Shield brand surge protectors are allowed. (They are availible for purchase at the H-SC Bookstore, the Farmville Walmart, and on Amazon.com.) One 6ft surge protector is provided at Matriculation. NO extension cords are allowed.

Please leave these at home:

X   Extension cords, cube adapters, or multi-prong cords
X   Candles, curtains or window treatments
X   Electric grills (George Foreman etc.)
X   Electric or gas heaters
X   Hot Plates or Toaster Ovens
X   Fireworks
X   Lofts or waterbeds
X   Paintball/BB Guns/Airsoft guns
X   Dart Boards
X   Inflatable Pools


Things To Know:

bullet Resident Advisors and other student leaders will help you unload your car and move into your room.
bullet The College Bookstore will cash checks for you. (Limited to $250.00)
bullet You can not put holes in the walls in order to hang up posters. Posters, flags, banners etc. must be behind glass or Plexiglas, in such a manner that no part of the item can be exposed to open flame.
bullet Washers and dryers are available to students and are located in three Freshman locations free of charge. (Basements of Carp Z, East House, and West House)
bullet A voice mail number is assigned to each occupant and there is basic cable hookup in each room. For information call the Computing Center Help Desk - (434) 223-6373
bullet Whitehouse Colonnades (NC/SC/WC) rooms consist of suites with a shared bathroom.
bullet Whitehouse Houses (NH,EH,SH,WH), Cushing and Carpenter buildings have common bathrooms on the hall.
bullet Use of tobacco products is prohibited in student living areas.
bullet Please refer to the student handbook The Key for more information about what is prohibited.