What To Bring

Please utilize the list below as a guideline of things that you may want to bring to campus:

Bathroom

Academics

  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Notebook Paper*
  • Computer*
  • Printer*
  • Printer Ink*
  • Printer Paper*
  • Surge Protector
  • Headphones*
  • Flash Drive(s)*
  • Folders*
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Post-It Notes*
  • Scissors
  • White-out*

Miscellaneous

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Hamper/Bag
  • Iron^*
  • Ironing Board^*
  • Video Game Console^*
  • Renter’s Insurance*
  • Batteries*
  • Bicycle*
  • Bike Lock*
  • Umbrella
  • Vacuum^*
  • Broom and Dust Pan^*
  • Mop^*
  • Swiffer^*

Personal

  • Prescription Medication, Vitamins*
  • Clothing (for all seasons)
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss*
  • Mouthwash*
  • Cotton Balls*
  • Ear Swabs*
  • Hair Brush/Comb
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Conditioner*
  • Lotion
  • Contact Lens Solution*
  • First-aid Kit^*
  • Various Over-the-Counter Medicines
  • Pain Reliever
  • Decongestant
  • Upset Stomach Relief
  • Thermometer
  • Small Mirror^*
  • Nail Clippers
  • Razor*
  • Shaving Cream*

Bedroom

  • Bed Sheets (XL Twin)
  • Blanket/Comforter
  • Mattress Pad*
  • Pillow(s)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dry Erase Board*
  • 3M Hooks
  • 3M Command Strips
  • Wastebasket
  • Hangers
  • Desk Lamp*

Kitchen

  • Pots & Pans^*
  • Can Opener^*
  • Coffee Maker^*
  • Dishware (cups, mugs, bowls, and plates)
  • Dish Detergent
  • Dish Towels/Oven Mitts^*
  • Knives
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Food Containers
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter Pitcher^*
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Large Garbage Can^* (~13 gallon)

Living Room

* Indicates optional item
^ Indicates item you may want to coordinate with roommates prior to purchasing

Things to Leave at Home


  • Too many clothes – If you haven’t worn it in the past year, you probably won’t wear it here!
  • Too many knick knacks – If your Magic 8 ball, slinky, and Legos are taking up half your desk, you’ll have a hard time using it to study.
  • Velcro, double-sided tape, hooks with double-sided taped, etc. – They will damage the walls when removed and may result in charges to fix the damage.
  • Entire collection of books and movies – Pick a few favorites, and leave the rest.
  • Furniture – You do not have as much room in your apartment as you may think.
  • Candles, Oil Lamps, and Incense – They may smell good but they’re fire hazards. Consider wickless candles or plug-ins as an alternative to keep your room smelling fresh.
  • Amplified instruments or drum sets – Be courteous to your neighbors and they’ll reciprocate.
  • Appliances with exposed heating coils or wires – This includes space heaters, electric skillets, and toasters. Halogen lamps are prohibited.
  • BBQ grills, charcoal, lighter fluid, propane – There will not be anywhere for you to use these items in or around the building.
  • Alcohol – It’s against the rules and regulations to have alcohol at Devier Student Suites regardless of age.
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (i.e. pipes, bongs, hookahs, etc.) – This should go without saying, but moving into your residence hall suite with drugs is a pretty rough way to start out the year. You’ll be setting yourself up to focus on things other than academics. Don’t sabotage all the work you did to get to college by making a mistake when you first arrive.
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind – This includes air rifles, paintball guns, knives (over 3 inches in length), swords, BB guns, sling shots, etc.
  • Pets (i.e. cats, dogs, ferrets, snakes, fish, etc.) – Due to health and safety hazards and sanitation problems, pets are not allowed in the residence halls.
  • Hard-to-replace paperwork – While you might need things like your birth certificate and your social security card once or twice during your time in school, it’s better to bring it to campus, show it to whoever needs to see it and then send or bring it back home.

For more information, please contact Student Housing via our Contact Form or by phone at 269-294-4224.