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What to Bring When You Move In

  • Room Information

    All rooms on campus come with the following items:

    Bed
    Cable hook-up (cable wire needed)
    Desk
    Desk chair
    Dresser
    Internet port (ethernet cable needed)
    Shared closet or wardrobe
    Twin mattress (extra long linens suggested)

  • What to Bring

    Deciding which items are a “must have” and which will simply take up space in a residential room is an important decision. First, be sure to contact your roommates (if applicable) and discuss the arrangements as to how many similar items are enough for one room in order to eliminate any duplications. Please note that there cannot be more than two refrigerators in any given room.

    Checklist:

    Room Needs/Storage
    Mini trash can
    Under-the-bed storage bins
    Desk lamp
    Fan
    Non-damaging command strips to hang photos/posters
    Hangers
    Mirror
    Alarm clock/clock radio

    Linens/Laundry Supplies
    Sheets and pillowcases (two sets, XL twin)
    Towels (two each of bath, hand and face)
    Pillows (two)
    Mattress pad/egg crate
    Comforter/bedspread/blankets
    Clothes hangers
    Laundry bag/basket and laundry detergent

    Office/Desk Supplies
    Stapler, staples, pens, pencils, rubber bands, tape, scissors, paper clips, binder clips, highlighters, ruler, sticky notes, index cards, notebooks
    Stamps and envelopes
    Electronics
    Personal computer/laptop
    Printer - cannot be a wireless printer
    Portable speakers (if you want to play music from laptop/MP3 player)
    HDMI cord, ethernet cord for computer
    Surge protector
    Headphones
    Camera
    Cell phone
    Electronic storage media such as memory cards and USB flash drives

    Shared Items — Check with roommate(s)
    Audio equipment
    TV
    Area rug
    Posters/art
    Refrigerator (no larger than 4.5 cu. ft.) or MicroFridge

    Toiletries
    Personal choice of toiletries and products needed/used
    First aid kit
    Tissues
    Toilet paper (Endicott and Wenham only)

    Clothing — Here are some suggestions:
    Underwear
    Socks
    Pants/jeans
    Shirts/blouses
    Sweats
    Pajamas
    Slippers and/or flip-flops
    Sweaters
    Light/heavy jackets
    Rain jacket
    Gloves/scarf/hat (and other foul-weather gear as needed)
    Boots (rain/snow)
    Sneakers or comfortable/walking shoes
    Business-casual clothes
    Dress shoes
    Swimsuit
    Shower shoes (flip-flops)

    Miscellaneous
    Paper towels
    Trash bags
    Light bulbs
    All-purpose cleaner
    Dish soap
    Bowl, plate and cup, silverware, coffee mug, reusable water bottle
    Umbrella
    Backpack
    Sports equipment
    Shower caddy

    Documents
    Checks
    Copy of birth certificate
    Copy of Social Security card
    Credit card
    Debit card
    If you plan to work on campus: I-9 documentation (unexpired passport OR driver's license and original Social Security card/birth certificate), bank information for direct deposit
    Driver’s license
    Emergency contact list
    Financial aid documents
    Health/dental insurance cards
    Passport
    Medication list

  • What Not to Bring

    The following list represents those items NOT to bring as they are considered a potential fire and/or health and safety risk. Please be aware: if these items are discovered, they will be confiscated and retained by the College until the conclusion of the academic semester or school year.

     

    Any decorative lighting using incandescent bulbs (such as holiday and string lights)
    Candles
    Carpet tape
    Ceiling tapestries
    Cinder blocks
    Electric blankets
    Extension cords (must be surge-protected)
    Fireworks, explosives, ammunition
    George Foreman grills or toasters may only be used in kitchen areas
    Halogen lamps
    Hot plates
    Hot pots/Crockpots
    Humidifiers
    Immersion heaters
    Incense
    Kerosene lamps
    Low gauge extension cords
    Microwaves (stand-alone microwaves)
    Natural material holiday decorations
    Pets (other than fish - limited to a tank size capacity of 10 gallons)
    Popcorn poppers
    Potpourri burners
    Space heaters
    Toaster ovens
    Vaporizers
    Weapons (refer to the Student Handbook for a detailed list)

MicroFridge® Program

Rent a refrigerator for your dorm room! MicroFridge® offers a safe and convenient food storage and preparation solution in an integrated compact appliance. It frees up outlets, using just one plug into the wall socket to operate the refrigerator, freezer, and microwave oven.