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Campus residences are open for new students at 9:00 am on Friday, August 19. Check in at your residence hall first, then stop by the Welcome Center in Lower Beamer.

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Things to Bring From A to Z 

The following are suggestions of things to bring to campus. Some are necessities, others are optional. Remember that you don't need to bring everything with you at one time. Many students choose to arrive on-campus and "scope out" their room, space limitations and roommate's preferences before purchasing items. Along with the College Bookstore which carries an array of items for the residence halls, there are many stores in the Wheaton area. Also, take note of what items not to bring.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Alarm clock
Aspirin

B

Backpack/book bag
Band Aids
Bath mat or rug
Batteries
Beach towel
Bible
Bicycle & secure lock
Blankets
Board games
Book ends
Boots

C

Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Clip board
Clothes drying rack
Coat
Coffee maker
Comforter
Computer
Copy of family insurance card
Cotton balls
Crates (under-the-bed, stackable, etc.)

D

Decorative items
Desk lamp (not halogen)
Desk organizers & supplies
Devotional books
Dish towel/dish soap

E

Envelopes
Extension cord (3 pronged ground wire)

F

Fan
First aid kit 
Flashlight & batteries
Folders
Fridge (dorm size)

G

Garbage bags
Gloves

H

Hair dryer
Hangers
Hat
Highlighters
Hole punch
Hooks (3M Command hooks)

I

Ibuprofen
Index cards
Iron

J

Jewelry
Journal

K

Kleenex

L

Lamp
Laundry bag or basket
Laundry detergent
Lap desk
Light bulbs
Long underwear
Loose-leaf binders
Lotion

M

Markers
Masking tape
Mattress cover
Message board
Mugs

N

Neosporin
Notebooks

O

Original social security card (for employers)
Outdoor Clothes

P

Packing tape
Paper
Paper clips
Paper towels
Passport
Pencil sharpener
Pencils & pens
Photos
Pillow & pillow case
Plastic/paper dishes
Post-it-notes
Posters
Power strip w/ surge protector

Q

Q-tips
Quilt

R

Rain gear/raincoat
Razor
Rubber bands
Rug

S

Scarves
Scissors
Scotch tape
Shoe rack
Shower caddy
Sleeping bag
Slippers
Soap
Space organizers
Sponge
Stamps
Stapler
Storage boxes
Sunglasses
Swimsuit

T

Thumb tacks
Towels
Tylenol

U

Umbrella

V

Vitamins

W

Wash cloths
Watch
Weekly planner
Winter clothing
White plastitak
Whiteout

X

X-Long twin sheets

Y

Yourself!

Z

Zany clothes for random events

Things Not to Bring

  • Pets (fish are allowed)
  • Wireless routers
  • Nails, tacks, duct tape for hanging pictures, etc. (instead please use white plastitack or 3M Command adhesive mounting strips)
  • Curtain rods needing installation (spring tension rods are allowed)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hotplates
  • Candles/incense
  • Flammable material (gasoline, kerosene, camping stove fuel etc.)
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms (guns) & knives
  • BBQ grills
  • Paintball guns
  • Real, play, or decorative weapons (including paintball guns and water balloon launchers)
  • Alcoholic beverage containers (empty, full or partially full)
  • Objects, poster, signs, items of clothing promoting or advertising tobacco, alcohol or other drugs)
  • Pornographic or obscene objects, posters, photographs, magazines
  • Air conditioners
  • Microwaves

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