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
  • Crock Pot, rice cooker, or pressure cooker
  • 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 or LED strips
  • Light-duty extension cords
  • Upholstered furniture without CAL 117 fire rating
  • Halogen 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, lava lamps, space heaters, etc.)
  • Coffee pots with exposed warming area
  • Grills (including George Foreman brand)
  • Microwaves (except as part of a Micro Fridge unit)
  • Pets (except fish or 100% aquatic creatures like axolotls)