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Moving In

What to Bring

Below is a basic list of things you should and should not bring to your new home. Make sure to contact your roommate(s) before moving in so you do not have duplicate items. Keep in mind that you will need to make the most out of a small space! On the right you will find links to pages that discuss common concerns that new residents have as well as ways to meet fresh faces during First Weekend.

Picture of students inside dorm room

You MAY bring these items to campus:

  • Extra long twin size sheets (mattress size 36"x80")
  • Mattress pad or cover, pillows, and comforter/bedspread
  • Rugs
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp
  • Television
  • Computer
  • Touch-tone phone
  • Wastebasket
  • Bath mat
  • Towels
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, razor, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Hamper
  • Umbrella
  • Cleaning supplies (including sweeper/ broom)
  • Cooking utensils
  • Plates, cups, silverware

These items ARE NOT permitted in your living quarters:

  • Pets (the only pets allowed are fish)
  • Electric frying pan or any devices with an exposed element such as hot plates, space heaters, range top grills and toasters
  • Firearms, weapons (knives, paintball guns, bows, sword, etc.), and things that look like weapons (cap guns, etc.)
  • Fireworks, incense, candles, or any other open-flame device
  • Charcoal and gas grills
  • Double stick tape, screws, molly bolts, planter anchors, big nails, spikes, and finishing nails cannot be used to hang things on the walls! (Small tacks, staples, picture hangers are okay)
  • 75, 90, 100 and 120 watt bulbs in your vanity. Your community office provides 60 watt bulbs (the alternative that is less likely to cause a fire) free of charge.
  • "Spider" style floor lamps that have plastic shades around each of the light bulbs.

Moving In

What to Bring

Roommate Relationships

Making Your Residence Hall Your Home

Advice for Homesickness

Residential Activity Fee

Meet Your Staff!


Getting the Wright Start Newsletter


Bed Configuration


Student Immunization and Medical History Form (PDF)

Disability Survey for Assignments

Parking Permit Request Form (PDF)


First Weekend Activities

Special Notification of No Show Policy

Meet Your Staff!

Other Things to Expect on Move-in Day


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