What A Camel Needs

Here are your lists of items you will need, items you might want, and items you shouldn’t bring.


  • Linens to fit an XL (80″) twin mattress
  • Pillow
  • Towels, hand towels, and washcloths
  • Toiletry items
  • Laundry supplies
  • Clothes hangers
  • Umbrella
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Trash can
  • Medication
  • Small vacuum
  • Shower shoes
  • Backpack
  • School supplies

Items You Might Want

These items are not necessary, but they can make your life in a residence hall easier.

  • Mattress pad
  • Fan
  • Refrigerator
    • 3.5 cubic feet max; 1.5 amps max
  • Computer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Dry Erase/bulletin board
  • 3M Command adhesive for attaching items to the walls
  • TV
    • With an embedded QAM tuner or enabled with an external QAM tuner. (Most, but not all, TVs that were made after 2006 have a QAM tuner built in.)
  • Coaxial cable to connect cable TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Headphones
  • Bicycle and lock
  • Storage containers (i.e. under-the-bed boxes)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
    • Must have automatic shut off

Items You Cannot Bring

  • Cooking appliances
    • Toasters, George Foreman Grills, Hot Plates, etc.
  • Multi-plug covers
    • All plug multipliers must have surge protection
  • Obscene materials
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside antennas
  • Traffic signs
  • Candles, fireworks, or any other fire-involved material
    • Smoking must be done outside and 50 feet away from the building
  • Pets
    • Except fish in 10-gallon tank or smaller
  • Space heaters
    • All rooms have heating and air-conditioning
  • Halogen lamps
  • Nails, screws, permanent adhesives – anything that could damage the walls
  • Alcoholic beverages or containers
  • Bricks or cinder blocks
  • Fully upholstered or overstuffed furniture