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 of these small items, including accessories for computers and mobile phones, toiletries, and shower shoes.

Living and sleeping

  • Pillows
  • Bedding
    • Mattress padWhat to bring to campus: Shower caddy with toiletry items and shower shoes (flip flops)
    • Comforter
    • Blankets
    • Sheets for Twin XL (80″ long)
  • Carpet or area rug
  • Lamps (not halogen)
  • UL-approved power strips (15 amp)
  • Grounded (3-prong) extension cords
  • UL-certified fan
    • Window fans can be closed into almost all residence windows
  • Crates and organizers
  • Bed lifts
  • Alarm clock
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Sewing kit
  • A mini-fridge or MicroChill® Combination Unit (one per room permitted)

Technology, entertainment and recreation

  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Tablet
  • Cell phone and charger (landlines are not provided in rooms)
  • Extra charging cables
  • Bike and lock
  • Sports equipment (rentals available at Maine Bound)

Personal Care

  • Prescription medications
  • Toiletry holder
  • Personal care products
  • Laundry items
    • High efficiency detergent
    • Dryer sheets
    • No need for quarters – $25 in laundry funds pre-loaded on your MaineCard each semester
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)

Health and safety


Please do not Bring

Electrical appliances including

  • Heating elements (e.g. hot plate, toaster oven, space heater)
  • 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
  • Illegal or non-prescribed drugs (including marijuana in any form)