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First-Year Student Information

On-campus bedrooms are approximately 12.5 feet by 16 feet, and come equipped with:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Curtains
  • Beds with 80-inch mattresses (extra-long twin)
  • Desks and chairs
  • Drawers and wardrobe space
  • Data/telephone jack (with individual voicemail for each student)
  • Air conditioning/heating units
  • Wireless Internet
  • Basic cable television
  • Access to a central vacuum system

What to Bring

Your room will have adequate, but limited, space, so bring only the items you need. Basic essentials required for every student include:

  • Pillows and pillowcases, blankets and sheets (extra-long twin sheets as mattresses are oversized)
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels
  • Toiletry kit and shower shoes
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Telephone

To ensure that there are no duplicate items in your room, you should get in touch with your roommate before you move in to discuss what items each person will bring (e.g., refrigerator, DVD player, television, microwave).

What Not to Bring

Table Key

Halls: Alder, Birch, Cedar, Elm, Maple, Oak, Spruce, Slade, Miller
Suites: Forest, Kresge, Fenway, Copley
Apartments: Falcone, Collins, Rhodes, Boylston, Orchards, North Campus, Cape, Castle, Stratton

Yes: You may bring this item if you live in this area
No: You may not bring this item if you live in this area

Item

Halls

Suites

Apartments

Toasters*

No

No

Yes

Foreman grills

No

No

Yes

Cooking appliances

No

No

Yes

Microwave

Yes

Yes

Yes

Candles

No

No

No

XL twin bed sheets

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shower basket

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alarm clock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clothes hangers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Telephone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surge protector

Yes

Yes

Yes

Halogen lights

No

No

No

Neon lights/signs

No

No

No

Pets (other than fish)

No

No

No

*Toasters are allowed in the apartments, as long as they remain in the kitchen area.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry rooms, which are easily accessible to all resident students, are equipped with washers and dryers, as well as LaundryView, an online service that enables you to monitor laundry availability and activity.