You'll want to make sure you have all of your necessities and a few comfort items from home. And go ahead and plan to make your room your own with decorations, such as posters, throw pillows, and pictures. 

Do Bring

As you prepare for the semester, the following list is a good reference:  

  • regular twin sheets
  • regular twin mattress protector
  • pillows and pillow cases
  • comforter and/or blankets
Personal care items
  • bath towels and wash clothes
  • shower caddie
  • bathrobe
  • shower flip-flops
  • slippers
  • hair dryer
  • tweezers
  • nail clippers
  • pain relief medicine
  • tissues
  • personal hygiene products
Kitchen items
  • eating utensils
  • dish soap
  • bowls
  • cups
  • pitcher
  • plastic ware
  • paper plates and bowls
Utility items
  • a planner
  • clothes hangers
  • laundry bag
  • laundry basket and detergent
  • umbrella
  • mini fan
  • scissors
  • flashlight
  • mini tool kit
  • batteries
  • trash can
  • trash bags
  • chip clips
  • lock box
  • cleaning supplies
  • luggage
  • posters and pictures
  • poster putty
  • adhesive hooks
  • storage bins 
  • under-the-bed box
Small electronics
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp
  • clothes iron or steamer
  • mini vacuum
  • television
  • personal computer
  • extension cord
  • surge protector


Do Not Bring 

The following items are not permitted in the residence halls. Please do not bring any of these items with you: 

  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • hot plate
  • electric heater
  • candles or incense
  • pets 

Please note, the Allegheny County Health Department forbids animals of any kind in the residence halls, except small fish.



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