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Suggested Check List of Things to Bring

Bed and Bath

  • Bed Linen Sheet Set (x-long twin size 36" x 80")
  • Pillow and Pillow Case
  • Bedspread/Comforter
  • Alarm Clock
  • Towels and Wash Cloths
  • Plastic Bucket for Shower Items
  • Bathrobe and Shower Shoes
  • Hairdryer, Curling Iron
  • Hygiene Items
  • First Aid Items

Clothing and Laundry

  • Clothes Hamper/Basket
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Detergent/Fabric Softener
  • Season Appropriate Clothing
  • Sewing Kit

Electrical Accessories

  • Surge Protector/Power Strip
  • Television/DVD
  • Flashlight
  • Desk/Reading Lamp

School Supplies

  • Desk Calendar
  • Notebooks/Paper
  • Calculator
  • Pens, Pencils, Highlighters, etc.
  • Planner
  • Backpack
  • Stamps/Envelopes/Memo Board/Post-its
  • School Id
  • White "tack gum" for Posters
  • Small Tool Kit
  • University Literature and Receipts
  • Tape/Scissors/Stapler/Hole Punch

Miscellaneous Items

  • Flash Drive
  • Medications
  • Area Rugs
  • Pictures of Friends and Family
  • Cup/Plate/Bowl/Fork/Spoon/Knife
  • Small Kitchen Pot/Pan
  • Waste Basket

Centennial and Evergreen Apartment Kitchen Supplies

  • Dishes, Bowls, Cups
  • Silverware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pans and Pots
  • Coffee Pot
  • Kitchen Towels/Sponges
  • Cleaning Supplies for Kitchen & Bathroom
  • Pot Holders
  • Mop, Broom and Dustpan


Don't forget to check out our Linen Service & Value Paks!


Things to Leave at Home

Possession of these items as well as a list of others found in the Residential Life Handbook are in violation of University Policy. Residents who are in violation will be subject to the University conduct process.

  • Pets (except fish in small tanks)
  • Candles/Incenses
  • Candle Warmer/Potpourri Burners
  • Anything with an open heating element
  • Weapons/Explosives/Fireworks
  • Hot Plates
  • Alcohol/Alcohol Related Decorations and Paraphernalia
  • Deep Freezers/Refrigerator taller no taller than 3ft or wider than 2 ft
  • Halogen lights
  • Lava lamps


Use this simple rule of thumb: Leave it at home if the item presents:

  1. A Safety Hazard
  2. An annoyance to others, or
  3. A likelihood of damaging your room or furnishings


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Attention new & returning students! Fall Semester is right around the corner! Pl...
Attention new & returning students! Fall Semester is right around the corner! Please note the following information...

Residence halls will open for new students on Friday, August 22nd at 8:00 am. After arriving on-campus, please check-in at Centennial Hall for your key and additional housing information. If you arrive after the front desk is closed, please call 218-289-0604 for check-in assistance. A housing contract and $50 application fee is required from an admitted student in order to be placed in on campus housing.

New students: If you need additional time for housing check-in,we offer an early check-in time on Thursday, August 21st from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Please contact our office to make prior arrangements at 218-281-8531 or email

Returning students may move into the halls on Sunday, August 24th beginning at 12:00 pm. A housing contract and $50 application fee is required in order to be placed in on campus housing. Fall Student Athletes: Please contact your coach for information regarding pre-season move-in.

Any students needing to arrive any earlier than the dates listed above must register in advance and pay a nightly fee which can be charged to the student's account. Please call Residential Life at 218-281-8531 for more information or email