What to Bring

You know better than anyone else what "stuff" you'll need in your room to make the most of your residential experience. After settling in, you'll probably find that there are additional items you'll want. There are plenty of shopping facilities nearby where you'll be able to purchase them. But most students find that certain items are helpful — if not essential. We suggest you discuss with your roommate(s) before you arrive so you don't duplicate those things you could share.

  • Pillow

  • Blanket

  • Sheets (Riverside-standard twin; MSM-Extra Long Twin)

  • Egg crate

  • Towels

  • Hangers

  • Laundry bag

  • Laundry detergent

  • Shower Shoes (MSM)

  • Roll of quarters (Riverside)

  • Clothes iron/ironing board

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Air freshener

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Rubber bands

  • Paper clips

  • Post-its

  • Envelopes

  • Stamps

  • Professional clothes

  • Personal hygiene products

  • Nail clippers

  • Message board

  • Room decorations

  • Trash bags

  • Wastebasket

  • Umbrella

  • Slippers

  • Small Bookshelf

  • Paper towels

  • Aspirin/medicine

  • Posters

  • Kleenex

  • Band-aids

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Stapler

  • 3-hole punch

  • Desk lamp/light bulbs

  • Broom/dust pan (MSM)

  • Hair dryer

  • Vacuum (Riverside)

  • Computer

  • Wireless card

  • Alarm clock

  • stereo/radio

  • Ethernet Cord
  • DVD player

  • Surge-protector

  • Flashlight/batteries

  • Cooking pans

  • Dishes

  • Kitchen utensils

  • Wall calendar

  • Weekly planner

  • Note pads

  • College lined paper



*Please note:
no hot plates, electrical stove units or open heating element appliances are permitted


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