What to Bring and not Bring to Campus

What to Bring

Coordinate with your roommate(s) to minimize duplicate items.

Living and sleepingWhat to bring to campus: Shower caddy with toiletry items and shower shoes (flip flops)

  • Pillows
  • Bedding
    • Mattress pad
    • 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)