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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.


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: 8/6/2021