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Things To Bring When You Move In

The following information has been provided for you to assist you in preparing for move-in day. Please read the information carefully and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (401) 456-8240.

What is provided in each room

  • Bed frame and mattress (regular twin)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Built in closet or in Sweet Hall, a movable wardrobe
  • Mirror in room or bathroom
  • Wall light and/or desk light
  • Dresser (Willard Hall only)

What to bring/consider

  • Computer
  • Curtain/shade for the bedroom window
  • Pillow, linens and blankets
  • Waste basket
  • Clock radio or alarm clock
  • Portable refrigerator (no larger than 4.6 cubic foot, UL listed models only)
  • Radios, CD players, computers and televisions without antennas are permitted
  • Grounded power strips and surge protectors are allowed in the halls
  • Posters and pictures to brighten up your space
  • Floor rug

What not to bring

  • Cooking appliances: hot pot, coffee pot (unless it has an automatic shutoff), toaster, toaster oven, George Forman Cooker, hot plate, oil popcorn popper (hot air poppers ARE allowed)
  • Electric heaters of any kind (only UL listed electric blankets are allowed)
  • Dogs, cats, gerbils, monkeys, etc. - basically any living creature other than yourself or a flake-eating fish
  • Hover boards
  • Candles of any kind (this includes white-wicked decorative candles)
  • Incense, incense burners, potpourri burners, and wax burners
  • Alcohol (including empty, decorative alcohol bottles) and illegal drugs (marijuana is an illegal drug)
  • Halogen lamps and lava lamps
  • Christmas, icicle, rope, and lantern lights along with any other form of temporary lighting
  • Extension cords of any kind (power strips and surge protectors ARE allowed)
  • PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, any electrical items brought into the Residence Halls must be UL (United Laboratories) approved. This means that the item has been checked and is considered electrically safe. Any items without this sticker or tag will not be allowed in the Residence Halls.

Download a checklist to take with you while shopping or packing. 
The checklist should be used as a guideline while shopping/packing.  You may not want or need everything on the list or there may be something missing. 

Move-In Information

Sweet, Penfield Hall Doubles, and Willard Hall residents can move onto campus on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Incoming first year students move-in based on their LAST Name
M-Z: 9am to 12pm
A-L: 1pm to 4pm

Residents living in Browne, Thorp, Weber and Penfield Hall Singles can move-in on Sunday, August 28, 2016.
Returning and upper-class residents move-in based on their LAST Name
M-Z: 9am to 12pm
A-L: 1pm to 4pm

Classes start on Monday, August 29, 2016

Page last updated: Jul. 28, 2016