About Your Room …
Each room in the CSE Residence Halls has a private sink. That means you don't have to leave to brush your teeth at night! All beds in the residence halls are twin-sized, so you don't have to worry about long or extra long sheets. Just purchase twin sheets and you're set!
The average room and window sizes are below for your reference:
13'9" x 8'5"
1st Floor: (L)89" x (W)51"
2nd-4th: (L)75" x (W)51"
15' x 12'
All Floors: (L)62" x (W)50"
What to Pack – For Resident Students
- Academic/desk supplies (notebooks, paper, stapler, books, calculators, envelopes, etc.)
- Alarm clock
This item is very important so that you do not miss early morning Orientation activities, meals, and most importantly, classes.
- Desk or reading lamp (not halogen), light bulbs and flashlight
- Linens – sheets (twin), blankets, pillows, pillowcases, and towels.
- Wastebasket, dustpan and brush, and cleaning supplies (cleaning wipes work best!)
- Small plastic bucket/shower caddy
This can be used for carrying toiletries to the shower, and is also good for storing other things, such as flip-flops.
- Personal items, toiletries, tissues, and hair dryer
- Laundry bag/basket, detergent, fabric softener, and sewing kit
The washers in the CSE residence halls are free! No coins needed.
- Clothes and hangers
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Umbrella/ Rain gear
- Bathing suit
- TV, fan, small refrigerator, and computer (with a surge protector AND a circuit breaker!)
- Small kitchen items, such as, utensils, can opener, plates, cups, paper towels, a small pot or pan.
No kitchen appliances can be used in resident rooms, but if you wish to bring a kitchen appliance it must be labeled and properly stored/used in the common kitchen on the floor.
- Munch-on foods
- A corded telephone
There's no need for an answering machine due to the college voicemail system.
- Headphones for iPod, Mp3 player, computer, TV, or radio
- Iron (automatic shut-off recommended) and mini-ironing board
- You can bring posters, art objects, rugs, or anything decorative to give your room a personal touch.
You may not use screws, nails, thumbtacks, or fun tack adhesive on the walls. Please plan accordingly by purchasing 3M gel tab removable hooks/3M command strips.
- Bulletin or memo board for the door
- Any regularly taken medication (asthma inhaler, prescriptions, etc.)
- Back-up pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Spending money
- Hand-truck or luggage with wheels to help you move things in
What Not to Bring
- Candles, incense, potpourri that uses a candle wick, or anything that requires an open flame
Be careful to leave those souvenir candles home that you may have gotten from Prom or Homecoming!
- Stringed lights/Christmas lights
- Live Christmas trees or other live greenery
This includes hay and leaves in the fall.
- Desktop burners, hotplates, grills, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens, or blenders
Each floor is already equipped with these.
- Halogen lamps
- Electric or kerosene heaters, or any item exposing heat elements/coils
- Motorized vehicles, such as motorcycles or mopeds
- Air conditioners (unless pre-approved by Disability Services) or ceiling fans
- Large workout equipment
- Homemade lofts or bed risers
- Water beds
- Extension cords/Multiple plug adapter for outlets
- Humidifiers (unless pre-approved by Disability Services)
- Pets (except fish)
- Alcohol if you are under 21, and alcohol containers for "display"
- Illegal Items (Non-prescription drugs, prescription drugs prescribed to someone other than the student, narcotics, firearms, large knives, dangerous weapons, pepper spray/mace, fireworks, explosives, flammable substances including gasoline, propane or cleaning fluids)