What to Bring

What to Bring to R-MC


Each Residence Hall Room Includes the Following

  • Overhead Light
  • 2 Desks
  • 2 Desk Chairs
  • 2 Extra Long Twin Beds and Mattresses
  • 2 Dressers
  • 2 Closets or Wardrobes
  • All windows have blinds, so drapes are not necessary.

Try to coordinate with your roommate for items like refrigerators, televisions, and microwaves.

Will All My Stuff Really Fit Into My Room?

Every time students begin to pack for school, they wonder exactly what they need for the year. Here is a small but helpful list of some essential and optional items that our students have found useful. You will be amazed at how much you will be able to have in your residence hall room!

  • Extra Long Twin Sheets & Comforter
  • Pillow
  • Trashcan
  • Small Rug
  • Linens - towels, wash cloths
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shower Caddy
  • Bath Robe
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry Detergent & Basket/Bag
  • Hangers
  • Clothing for 4 Seasons
  • Umbrella/Rain Boots
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • Phone
  • Computer
  • School Supplies
  • Calendar/Planner
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cups, Bowls, Silverware, Plates
  • Iron (automatic shutoff is the preference)
  • Microwave 
  • Mini-fridge
  • TV
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Social Security Card - for employment
  • Power Strips (with built-in circuit breakers)
  • Fan (no personal A/C unit)
  • Small Tools
  • Mirror
  • Stamps/Envelopes

Optional Services Provided by R-MC's Office of Residence Life

R-MC Office of Residence Life has a great service for our new residential students. Our Residence Hall Linens Program has EVERYTHING you need to deck out your new room when you get to campus. Your order arrives neatly packed and ready for move-in, at low prices and full of value! See options here.

Do fridge and microwave the easy way...The Melvin Corporation provides Microfridges + microwaves that will be in your students' room upon arrival and picked up at the end of the academic year. Reserve yours for next school year! Learn more here. 

What NOT to Bring

  • Bed Risers
  • Candles, wax warmers, incense or other items requiring heat and/or flame
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps and space heater
  • Personal air conditioner unit
  • Weapons, including tasers
  • Open coil electrical appliances (toaster, hot plate, etc.)