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OMI: What to Bring

Here’s a quick list of item suggestions for what you can bring to campus when you move in. We’ve also included a list of items not to bring with you, as they don’t adhere to residence hall rules and regulations.

Please review the list below. For more information on Residence Hall policies please refer to the Georgia Southern University Housing Community Guide.


What to Bring

  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom tote/shoes
  • Bedroom Curtains (must be fire retardant) (tension rod to hang)
  • Bike with U-lock
  • Calendar/Planner
  • Cleaning supplies including disinfectant
  • Clothes
  • Coffee maker
  • Computer
  • Cups/glasses
  • Desk lamp
  • Dishes
  • Dish soap
  • Dish towels
  • Dishwasher supplies (apartments)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Fan
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Gaming consoles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Hand towels
  • Hangers
  • Iron (must have auto-off feature)
  • Laundry baskets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Mattress pad
  • Mop
  • Non-perishable food
  • Paper towels
  • Personal medication (prescription and over the counter)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal trash can
  • Pots and Pans (apartments)
  • Printer (wireless printing is not allowed)
  • Reusable cleaning gloves
  • Sanitizing spray/wipes
  • Sheets and Bed linens
  • Shoes
  • Shower cleaner
  • Silverware
  • Small vacuum
  • Sports equipment
  • Storage bins
  • Study lamp
  • Surge Protector (no more than 1 per person)
  • Thermometer
  • Tissues
  • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Trash bags
  • Trash can
  • TV (needs QAM tuner to work)
  • Umbrella

What not to Bring

  • Alcohol (permitted if over 21 and labeled)
  • Alcohol paraphernalia including shot glasses
  • Bed risers
  • Candles/incense
  • Charcoal/gas grill
  • Deep fryers
  • Drugs
  • Electrical decorations (neon signs)
  • Extension cords
  • George Foreman Grill
  • Large fabric items
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Microwaves
  • Mini fridge (permitted at Armstrong but must 4.0 cubic feet or less)
  • Pets (Service and Emotional Support Animals permitted if allowed by law and university policy)
  • Plugin fragrance warmers
  • Portable heaters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Weapons

Last updated: 3/1/2022