What to Bring to Campus

Undergraduate Students

Stationery Supplies

  • Desk lamp
  • Laptop, computer, printer/ink, and surge protectors
  • Desk organizers
  • Printer/extra printer ink

Bedroom Essentials

  • Bedding- comforter, pillow, pillowcases, bed sheets, hypoallergenic mattress cover, mattress topper (refer to your residence community's bed type)
  • Fan
  • Carpet or rug
  • Posters/pictures, damage free adhesive hooks (no nails)
  • Storage containers
  • Alarm clock
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Air freshener
  • Sewing kit
  • First aid kit
  • Cleaning and laundry supplies

Bathroom Essentials

  • Bath linens
  • Showr cddy and shoes (Dabney, Daniels, Calhoun, Siddall)
  • Hanging soap dish and shower caddy (Turner and Schneider)
  • Toiletries and hair products
  • Trash can and bags
  • Toilet paper, hand soap and bathroom cleaning supplies if you have a private or connecting bathroom (gloves, shower/toilet cleaners, plunger, toilet brush)
  • Bathroom rugs (for rooms with private baths)
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen Essentials

  • Cooking supplies and food storage containers
  • Kitchen supplies (can opener, dish soap, sponge, etc.)
  • Paper towels
  • Dish rack drainer
  • Microwave-safe dishes and mugs
  • Small coffee pot or individual cup coffee maker

Additional Personal Items

  • Headphones/ear buds
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Facial coverings
  • Cell phone/other mobile devices
  • Flashlight and tools
  • Backpack
  • Sports equipment/bike and U-lock for bike
  • Health insurance info/medications
  • Small safe
  • Renter's insurance (highly recommended)
  • Umbrella

Discuss With Your Roommate

  • TV/video game console¬†
  • Fish* (20 gal. squarium or less)

The list below is not all-inclusive. If you are unsure of whether an item is permissible, please call University Housing at 513-556-6461.

  • Air fryers, toaster ovens, grills, hot plates, etc.
  • Halogen lamps or decorative lighting
  • Hoverboards or electric scooters
  • Power tools
  • Pets*
  • Air conditioner/space heater
  • Lofts
  • Candles, incense or diffusers
  • Explosives/fireworks
  • Waterbeds or water chairs
  • Weapons, firearms or fireworks (real or toy, including water guns)
  • Weights over 10 pounds
  • Wall mounts for televisions
  • Electric blankets or sheets
  • Illegal drugs
  • Octopus plugs or wireless routers
  • Refrigerators
  • Wallpaper
  • Your own bed or mattress (all provided furniture, including the provided mattress, must stay in your room)
  • 3D printers
  • Vacuum (available for checkout at community Service Centers)

*Exception will be made for Service and Emotional Support Animals (ESA). In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the University of Cincinnati engages in an interactive and collaborative process with students in order to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations for students living in the residence halls and campus community. University offices which work in collaboration to assist the student are Accessibility Resources, Housing and Food Services as well as Resident Education & Development.

Graduate Students

The kitchens in Senator Place and the Eden include the following kitchen appliances:

  • Stove/oven range
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Kitchen sink
  • Dishwasher (Eden and newly renovated Senator Place units)
  • Microwave (Eden and newly renovated Senator Place units)
The stove/oven ranges are electric (also known as induction).

The apartments at Senator Place are not furnished.

The units at The Eden include furnishings.  The Eden units leased through graduate housing include double beds. Furnishings must stay in the unit.

Yes. New and returning tenants will go through Parking Services to register their vehicles and pay for parking. Permits typically go on sale on July 1.