What Should I Bring to College?

Listed below are a few items you may wish to bring to college. We suggest that you discuss with your roommates who will bring these items before arriving on campus.

Necessities (items that are a "must")

  • Bed linens - Twin Size (Note: All the mattresses are longer than the standard twin size. They are 36" x 80". Linens are available at all major department stores or visit www.rhl.org/pnt/.
  • Mattress cover
  • Sheets and pillowcase
  • Blanket and/or comforter
  • Pillow
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Phone
  • School supplies (paper, pens, scissors, three-ring notebook, stapler, etc.)
  • Stationary, address book and stamps (for writing family/friends)
  • Personal items (soap, hair needs, toiletries, etc.)
  • Hangers for clothes
  • High Efficiency (HE) Laundry detergent/laundry softeners and laundry basket/bag
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Wastebasket/trash bags
  • Basic kitchen needs (silverware, manual can opener, plates, bowls, cups, mugs, microwavable dishes, food storage containers, dish towel, dish soap)
  • Bathrobe
  • Basic cleaning supplies (glass cleaner, furniture polish, bathroom cleaner, paper towels, sponge, broom, dustpan, mop and dust cloth)
  • Tissues and toilet paper
  • Bandages/aspirin/ibuprofen and other necessary medications
  • Sports equipment and various games (board games, cards)
  • Raincoat/umbrella
  • Key chain
  • Small sewing kit
  • Flashlight
  • Posters/pictures
  • Decorator items
  • Doormat
  • Shower curtain
    • The Village – 6’ x 3’
    • Campus View – 5.75’ x 5.75’
    • Clinton, Delaware & Juniata Halls– 5.75’ x 5.75’
    • Lancaster & York Halls – 5.5’ x 3’
  • Toilet Plunger (one per apartment)
  • Lamps (Campus View residents will need a living room floor lamp and residents of Lancaster and York Halls will need a lamp for the bedroom.)

Optional Items (luxury items; not necessities)

  • Television/VCR/DVD
  • Stereo/radio
  • Computer
  • Camera
  • Storage containers
  • Bicycle and bicycle lock
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Hot-air popcorn poppers (not oil-based)
  • Houseplants
  • Carpeting/rugs for your floor
  • Toaster oven
  • Electric frying pan
  • Curtains (Note: The College provides window shades on all residence hall windows)
    • The Village – 3.25’(w) x 4.5” (l) (all windows)
    • Campus View
      • Living room – 4’ (w) x 3.75’ (l)
      • Bedroom – 3.5’ (w) x 4.5’(l)
    • Clinton, Delaware & Juniata Halls – Does not have curtain rods
    • Lancaster & York Halls – 4’ (w) x 4’ 8”(l)

What Not To Bring

  • Ceiling fans
  • Air -conditioning units
  • Dishwashers or other major electrical appliances
  • Waterbeds
  • Candles or incense
  • Drugs or alcohol or related paraphernalia
  • Weapons
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Pets (except fish in a 5 gallon or less tank)
  • Larger refrigerators over 4.2 cubic feet
  • Large sofas or other large pieces of furniture
  • Flammable liquids
  • Fireworks
  • Heirlooms or expensive jewelry
  • Plug-In Air Fresheners

 

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