What To Bring To College

A Tried and True Checklist
Before you arrive, please be sure to check with your roommate about sharing items.

What is already in your room:

  • Extra long twin bed - 36" x 80" (Pillows > not provided)
  • Desk and Desk Chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet or Wardrobe
  • Tile Floors
  • Venetian blinds
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Basic cable and Ethernet jacks (Wi-Fi also present in all rooms)
  • Note: No college furniture may be removed from your room at any time

Room Furnishings, Room Care and Appliances:

Bedding, Pillows, Linens (XL twin 36x80"), Mattress cover/topper (optional)

Coordinate with roommate:

Microwave (UL listed; up to 1000 watts)
Refrigerator (UL listed; up to 4.3 cubic feet)
Coffee maker
Vacuum cleaner/floor sweeper
Area rug, floor lamp (Halogen lamps are not permitted)
Cleaning supplies/dish soap/sponges, air freshener
Kitchen items (cups, silverware, paper towels, can opener)
A small set of tools (screwdrivers, wrench, hammer, pliers, tape measure, Command hangers)
Storage containers/crates for extra storage


Electronics:

Laptop/Notebook Computer
Flashlight & Batteries

Coordinate with roommate:

TV, DVD/Blu-Ray/Network Player
Surge protectors (built-in 15 amp circuit breaker required)


Personal Care and Clothing:

Coat and Tie
Toiletries, Shower shoes, bath tote
Towels, Wash Cloths
Iron/ironing board; clothes hangers, sewing kit
Laundry Basket/bag & Detergent/Fabric Softener
Raincoat and Umbrella
Small First Aid Kit

Optional

Academic Supplies (also available at our Campus Store)
Bicycle and bicycle lock
Sleeping Bag


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   PETS
X   Inflatable Pools


Things To Know:

  1. Resident Advisors and other student leaders will help you unload your car and move into your room.
  2. The College Business Office will cash checks for you. (Limited to $300.00).
  3. 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. You can not put holes in the walls in order to hang up posters.
  4. 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).
  5. There is basic cable hookup in each room. For information call the Computing Center Help Desk - (434) 223-6373.
  6. Whitehouse Colonnades (NC/SC/WC) rooms consist of suites with a shared bathroom.
  7. Whitehouse Houses (NH,EH,SH,WH), Cushing and Carpenter buildings have common bathrooms on the hall.
  8. Use of tobacco products is prohibited in student living areas.
  9. Please refer to the student handbook The Key for more information.

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