Residence Life


What to Bring



We provide the following

  • Bed per resident (Regular Twin in various North Hall rooms, Extra-Long Twin in all other halls)
  • Blinds
  • Cable Television Connection
  • Closet or Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • One Computer Data Port per Resident for Campus IntraNet Network Access
  • Study Desk & Chair per resident
  • Telephone Line with Voice Mail (ONLY upon request in person to Telecommunications in 10 Beech) 
  • Wastebasket 
  • Recycle Bin




What do students usually bring to campus?

If you will be living in the Davidson Commons (Davidson, Klein or Saylor Hall), 1st Floor Amelia Harding House, Carmel, campus apartments, or any room that has its own private bathroom, you will need to bring toilet, shower and sink cleaning supplies.

  • Extra-long twin-size bed linens, blankets, mattress cover, pillows and towels
  • Alarm clock with battery back-up capability
  • Compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs) for lamps or other items you bring
  • Cell phone or long distance calling card
  • Camera and Storage Media
  • Computer* with Wi-Fi and/or CAT-5E or CAT-6 hook-up cable
  • Cordless Telephone 900 mhz (only if you plan on requesting a phone line)
  • Fan
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Hand sanitizer for flu season
  • Iron
  • Laundry Bag & Detergent
  • Small Energy Star compliant microwave* (not to exceed 2 cubic feet)
  • Reading Lamp
  • Small Energy Star compliant refrigerator (not to exceed 5 cubic feet) - Rentals can be obtained through
  • School Supplies
  • Sewing Kit
  • Three-prong grounded power strips with circuit breaker
  • Television with RG-6 co-axial cable with F-style thread-on connectors
  • Toiletries/Shower Shoes
  • Umbrella

*Computers and Microwaves MUST be used with a surge protector (UL approved) with self-tripping breaker unless they are plugged directly into the wall outlet.  For safety, if you need to use extension cords, please use heavy-duty cords with minimum of 14 gauge wire.




Please leave the following at  home

  • Air Conditioner
  • Candles and incense (even decorative) 
  • Coffee Pots with hot plates
  • Contact/Wall Paper
  • Dartboards with metal tipped darts
  • Flammables such as gasoline and propane
  • Freezers
  • George Foreman Grill and similar type grills
  • Halogen Lights/ Lamps 
  • Hotplate, Toaster, Toaster Ovens or other appliances with exposed heating element
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Pets except for non-dangerous fish in a 10 gallon or less aquarium
  • Space heaters
  • Street Signs
  • Water Beds
  • Weapons or Ammunition of any kind (including martial arts weapons, air-soft style or paint ball equipment)

Each residence hall has lounges and laundry facilities with washers and dryers.  The University is NOT responsible for any personal items that may be lost or stolen.  You may wish to check with your family's homeowners insurance policy, and plan to take your valuables home over break periods.

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