Housing and Residence Life – What to bring, what not to bring



  • Updated copies of prescriptions
  • Medical cards
  • Physician’s phone number
  • ATM/credit cards
  • Checkbook
  • Cell phone


  • Sheets (http://www.ship.edu/Housing/Services/Long_Beds/ )
    • -Traditional Halls and Stone Ridge Commons
      • Twin size linens
    • -Suite Buildings
      • Extra-long (Twin XL) 80inch linens
    • -Purchases available at: http://www.rhl.org/sbc through the Residence Hall Association Program
  • Blankets
  • Comforter or bedspread
  • Backrest pillow
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Mattress pad
  • Bed Pillow


  • Refrigerator (less than 3 amps, 4.3 cubic ft.)
  • Microwave (less than 750 watts)
  • TV (http://www.ship.edu/housing/TV/ )
    • -Must contain a QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) tuner or technology that supports QAM conversions to older televisions

  • -Most televisions manufactured after 2007 have QAM tuners installed. Some inexpensive televisions come with low quality QAM tuners that may limit your ability to receive all of the programming the university offers. Still others may require you to contact Customer Support to activate licensing codes that will allow the set to begin scanning digital programming. In any case, please check with your retailer or the manufacturer to insure that the set you have chosen supports ClearQAM programming.
  • Computer (For recommendations, check out: http://www.ship.edu/Technology/Student/Computer_Recommendations/ )
  • Coax Cable (Recommended: 10 ft)
  • Coffee Maker or Keurig
  • Alarm Clock
  • Power Strip with Surge Protector (extension cords and multi-plug outlets are not allowed in Residence Halls)
  • Desk Lamp
  • -Light Bulbs
  • Floor Lamp
  • -Light Bulbs
  • Video games and system


  • Bathroom Supplies (Stone Ridge and Suites)
    • Shower curtain
    • Shower curtain liner
    • Shower curtain hooks
    • Toilet paper (holder provided)
    • Toilet cleaner
  • Small bucket/ shower caddy (Tradition Hall)
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Soap/Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body and face wash/Moisturizer
  • Cleaning Supplies
    • -Paper towels and/or napkins
    • -Dishwashing liquid
    • -Dish towels
    • -Broom or vacuum
    • -All-purpose cleaner/glass cleaner
  • Curtains (Dimensions are on our website at: housing.ship.edu)
  • Throw rug (Suites are carpeted and tiled in bathroom and food prep areas)
  • Wastebasket
  • Trash bags
  • Stamps/envelopes


  • Hair dryer/flat iron
  • Sunscreen
  • Feminine products
  • Deodorant
  • Aspirin/Cold medication
  • Allergy medication
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Thermometer/First aid kit
  • Cotton swabs/balls/Tissues
  • Manicure kid/nail polish remover
  • Cosmetics
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Ear plugs


(http://www.ship.edu/Housing/Services/Laundry/ )

  • Clothing basket
    Coins for laundry machines
    High efficiency detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Dryer sheets
  • Stain remover
  • Iron
  • Mending kit (needle and thread)
  • Safety pins


  • Music Player
  • Headphones
  • Kindle/books for leisure


  • Pens & pencils
  • Markers/Highlighters
  • Paper
  • Anti-virus software (provided by SU)
  • USB flash drive
  • Stapler
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper clips
  • Scotch tape
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Calculator
  • Post-it Notes


  • Backpack or shoulder bag
  • Suitcase or duffel bag
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic Storage boxes with locks or personal safe
  • Can opener
  • Mugs/Drinking glasses
  • Water bottle
  • Eating utensils
  • Batteries
  • Air freshener

Do Not Bring:

Pets except fish (limit on 10 gal. tank per room)
Free weights/chin up bar
Road signs/parking cones
Hot pots/Major electric appliances (including griddles)
Electric heaters
Air conditioners
Toaster/toaster ovens
Lanterns/oil lamps
Grills (George Foreman type, etc.)
Candles/Candle warmers
Bed lofts
Extension cords/ multi-plug outlets
Double sided or duct tape Cellophane Tape Adhesive backed wall coverings Paint or Stain Nails or tacks
Loveseats/sofas (except 1 in Stone Ridge Commons)
Sleeper sofas
Space heaters
Plug-in air fresheners
Holiday lights
Popcorn poppers (that use oil)
External antennas for TVs
Wireless Routers