What to Bring for On-Campus Living

Below is a sample shopping list of items we require and/or recommend you bring when you move in. Also, as you pack, make last minute shopping trips and talk to your roommate about how to furnish and arrange your room, take care to leave the listed prohibited items at home:

Recommended / Required Items
Required Mattress pad
Required Metal Wastebasket(s)
3M hooks
Alarm clock
Bedspread/comforter
Blankets (not electric)
Camera
Can opener
Cleaning suppplies
Closet organizer
Crates
Desk supplies
Dictionary/Thesaurus
Drinking glasses
Drying Rack
Fan
First-aid kit
Hair dryer
Hangers
Iron
Lamp (not halogen)
Laundry bag/detergent
Masking tape
Mattress pad
Medicial supplies (i.e. band-aids, pain medicine, etc...)
Note pad for door
Painters tape (so not to damage walls)
Paper towels
Personal care items (i.e. soap, toothbrush, etc)
Phone
Pillows
Radio
Rainwear/umbrella
Robe to talk to/from the shower
Scissors
Sewing kit
Sheets
Shower caddy
Shower shoes
Social Security Card
Stapler
Stationery/stamps
Stereo
Storage boxes (underbed)
Surge protectors
Towels
Utensils
Apartments Only Bath mat
Apartments Only Cleaning supplies
Apartments Only Dinnerware (plates, bowls, glasses, cups, etc...)
Apartments Only Dishwasher detergent (JKA only)
Apartments Only Paper towels
Apartments Only Shower curtain
Apartments Only Small appliances (microwave, toaster, etc...)
Apartments Only Toilet paper
Apartments Only Toothbrush holder
Apartments Only Utensils
Apartments Only Vacuum cleaner
Prohibited Items
Alcohol
Alcohol bottles serving as “decoration”
All-In-One-Laundry Sheets
Amplified Instruments/Drum Sets
Animals/Pets
Bed Risers
Candles
Coffee makers with a heater/burner element
Decorative/empty alcohol containers
Electric blankets
Electric hot plates/gridles
Extension cord
Fire Hazards
Halogen/sun lamps
Illegal Substances (Drugs & Alcohol)
Incense
Lava lamps
Microwave ovens
Nails (do not nail anything into walls)
Non-metal wastebasket
The "Octagonal" Light
Octupus style plugs
Personal drapes or blinds
Space heaters
Toaster ovens
Weapons
Window air conditioners (see permitted portable units)
There is no smoking of any kind allowed in on-campus housing

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Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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