What to bring

Whether this will be your first time living away from home or you are a returning resident, we encourage you to bring the comforts of home to campus and personalize your room. We have compiled a list of necessary and optional items you should bring to campus to make your room feel like your “home away from home.”

Essential Items:
  • Telephone
  • TV and cable cord
  • Surge protector/power cords
  • Computer
  • Non-halogen lamps
  • Extra-long twin bed sheets, pillows, comforter and blankets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, medication etc.)
  • Laundry basket/bag and detergent
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hangers
  • School supplies

Optional Items:

  • Storage boxes that fit under a bed
  • Area rug/carpet
  • Microwave (no more than 700 watts)
  • Small refrigerator (up to 4 cubic feet)
  • Stereo and headphones
  • Alarm clock
  • DVD player or video games
  • Bathrobe and rubber flip-flops for the showers
  • Shower caddy
  • Cups and bowls for snacking in room
  • Pictures and home mementos
  • Posters (please use poster putty to stick to walls)
Please leave the following items at home: George Foreman grills, waterbeds, halogen lamps, cooking appliances, decorative lights, multiple outlet adapters, candles and air conditioners. These items are prohibited in the residence halls, due to fire and safety precautions.

We strongly encourage you to talk to your roommates before move-in day and decide what items you will bring and what items you can share.

Aurora University is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items brought into the residence halls. Please make sure to check whether your parents’ home insurance covers your personal items. If not, please purchase rental insurance before moving to campus.