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Resident Education & Development

Bring & Don't Bring

Bring or Prepare Don’t Bring
Alarm clock/clock radio Air conditioners
Bathrobe Alcohol
Bathroom cleaning supplies (Stratford ONLY) Ammunition
Bed linens - 80” twin (aka “extra long”) Broilers
Bicycle and bicycle lock Candles
Blanket/comforter Double-stick tape/stars, etc
Bookbag/backpack Explosives/fireworks
Bookshelf/milk crate Freezer (Allowed in Stratford w/ written permission only)
Calendar/planner George Foreman grills
Can opener Griddles
Carpeting/area rug/throw rug Grills
Clothes iron/ironing board - consult w/ roommate(s) Guns of any type
Clothing, shoes, etc. Halogen lamps
Coat/jacket and gloves Illegal drugs
Computer Incense
Coffee maker Laser sights/lasers
Dishwashing items - dishes for snacks Microwave (Allowed in Stratford w/ written permission only)
DVD player - consult with roommate(s) Nails/tacks/bolts
Emergency funds (cab fare back from hospital, etc.) Oil popcorn popper
Fan Pets other than fish
Fish (aquarium limit 20 gallons) Sandwich maker
Flashlight and batteries Space heaters
Games, cards, recreational equipment Toaster oven
Hangers Toy guns/toy weapons/paint guns
Hot air popcorn popper Waffle maker
Insurance card/info Water beds/water-inflated furniture
Iron/Ironing board - consult with roommate(s) Water guns
Laundry basket/bag
Weapons of any kind - martial arts implements, swords, knives (except table/butter-type), etc.
Laundry supplies
Light cleaning supplies - sponge, broom, etc.  
Lock--combination, pad, or cable for locking space  
Medical info, including health insurance card  
Mending/button kit  
Painter’s tape or sticky-tac for hanging posters  
Plate/bowl/cup/utensils (microwaveable)  
Prescription medicine  
School supplies  
Show curtain and rod (ONLY Stratford, Tower, Bldg 12)  
Shower bucket (in halls w/ community baths)  
Shower caddy (CRC, Schneider, Turner, Stratford)  
Shower shoes/flip-flops  
Stereo - consult with roommate(s)      
Toiletries/personal items  
TV - consult with roommate(s)  
Vacuum - consult w/roommate(s)  
Zippered mattress cover (80 inches)

The university supplies the following furnishings in each room with items other than the last two on a per person basis:

  • bed
  • closet or wardrobe
  • desk
  • desk chair
  • drawers
  • waste can
  • window treatments