What to Bring and not Bring to Campus

What to Bring

Coordinate with your roommate(s) to minimize duplicate items. The University Bookstore carries many small items, including accessories for computers and mobile phones, toiletries, and shower shoes. You can purchase many of these items in local stores, or buy online and ship them to your campus address two weeks prior to moving in.
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Living and sleepingWhat to bring to campus: Shower caddy with toiletry items and shower shoes (flip flops)

  • Pillows
  • Bedding
    • Mattress pad
    • Comforter
    • Blankets (heated blankets are not allowed)
    • Sheets for Twin XL (80″ long)
  • Carpet or area rug
  • Cutlery set
  • Bowl, cup, and plate
  • Lamps (not halogen or neon)
  • UL-approved power strips (15 amp)
  • Grounded (3-prong) extension cords
  • UL-certified fan
    • Window fans can be closed into almost all residence windows
  • Full-length or handheld mirror
  • Crates and organizers
  • Bed lifts
  • Alarm clock
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Sewing kit
  • A mini-fridge (no more than 4.0 cubic feet) or MicroChill® Combination Unit (one per room permitted)
  • Coffee makers and electric kettles (both with auto shut offs) are permitted

Technology, entertainment and recreation

Personal Care

  • Prescription medications
    • If refills are being mailed, make sure they’re sent Priority Mail Express. This gets processed first by the Package and Postal Center.
  • Toiletry holder/shower caddy
  • Personal care products
  • Cleaning products
    • Disinfecting wipes
    • Broom & dustpan
    • Dusting wands (Swiffer or similar)
  • Laundry items
    • High efficiency detergent
    • Laundry basket or bag
    • Stain remover
    • Dryer sheets
    • No need for quarters – Your MaineCard will be loaded with $35.00 in laundry funds for each semester
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)

Health and safety

  • Health insurance card
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Thermometer
  • First aid kit
  • Face coverings or masks


Please do not Bring

Electrical appliances including

  • Any cooking appliance other than a coffee makers and electric kettles (with auto shut offs)
  • Heating elements (e.g. hot plate, toaster oven, space heater)
  • Heated Electric Blankets
  • Microwave oven
  • Personal wireless router
  • Halogen lamps
  • Neon signs
  • Two-prong extension cords
  • Air conditioners
  • Analog televisions


  • Pets other than small fish in up to 10 gallon tank
  • Large furniture that will not fit in the room
  • One-of-a-kind or irreplaceable items
  • Weapons or ammunition
  • Candles or incense
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hoverboards
  • Drones
  • Tobacco in any form
  • Alcohol, if under 21 or residing in Substance Free Housing
  • Illegal or non-prescribed drugs (including marijuana in any form)