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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/Closet Curtains (must be fire retardant) (tension shower 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
  • Roku/Firestick/Chromecast, etc for streaming content to television
  • 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 (cable television is not provided in individual units)
  • Umbrella

Eligible to Bring

The following list contains items which are pre-approved for use in Centennial Place, Compass Point, Eagle Village, Freedom’s Landing, Kennedy Super Suites, Southern Courtyard, and Southern Pines only. These items must be UL listed.

  • Air fryer
  • Electric griddle
  • George Forman type grill
  • Panini press
  • Quesadilla maker
  • Rice cooker
  • Slow cookers/Crock pots
  • Toaster oven
  • Waffle iron

What not to Bring

The following items are not permitted for use in any residence halls.

  • 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)
  • Electric scooters/hover boards
  • Extension cords
  • Large fabric items (items cannot exceed 3 feet by 5 feet in size)
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Microwaves (Watson Residents may bring one microwave per unit)
  • 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
  • Rope lighting/LED light strips
  • Street signs, traffic signals, construction materials, etc
  • Toaster
  • Weapons
  • Wireless routers/access points

Last updated: 3/1/2022