Recommended Items

Depending on your personal preference, here are some general items that we recommend packing.

  • Supplies for classwork
  • Laptop computer and accessories
  • Book bag or backpack
  • Clothing for at least 14 days
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Clothing hangers/storage containers
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Twin XL sheets, pillows, blanket, comforter, mattress pad (not egg-crate style)
  • Personal Toiletries and Shower Caddy items
  • Cell phone and accessories
  • First aid kit
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, drying rack, laundry bag)
  • Decorations (We recommend sticky tack to temporarily attach items to the wall.)
  • UL-safety-listed multiple outlet plugs w/ surge protector
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Prescribed medication

Other Items

While these items are permitted within the halls, they are not essential. We recommend you consider the implications of moving them during an unexpected closure of the halls.

  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp or reading lamp
  • Mini vacuum
  • Plates, mugs, cups, utensils, etc.
  • Mini fridge (up to 3 cubic ft.)
  • Electric tea kettle or Keurig (no exposed heating
  • Blenders
  • Clothing steamer / iron
  • Curling iron / straightener
  • Plants
  • A small tool kit
  • A mirror
  • Memo board or dry-erase board
  • Window or box fan
  • Small air scrubber

What Not to Bring

The following is a list of items that are NOT permitted in residential units or on college property at any time. This list is not comprehensive.

  • Tapestries or any other cloth wall hanging (curtains over windows are OK)
  • String lights (battery-operated and/or LED lights are permitted)
  • Light-duty extension cords
  • Upholstered furniture without CAL 117 fire rating
  • Halogen lights or lava lamps
  • “Egg-crate style” mattress pads
  • Weapons (knives, decorative swords, firearms, etc.)
  • Pools of any kind (inflatable, free-standing, etc)
  • Trampolines of any size
  • Electronic hoverboards
  • Space heaters
  • Air conditioners (unless for a pre-approved housing accommodation)
  • Any items that create an open flame (candles, incense burners)
  • Any items with exposed heating elements (electric pans, griddles, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, waffle irons, space heaters, etc.)
  • Coffee pots with exposed warming area
  • Grills (including George Foreman brand)
  • Microwaves (except as part of a Micro Fridge unit)
  • Appliances such as crock pots, pressure cookers, air fryers, rice cookers, etc.
  • Pets (except fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons)