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What to Bring

Contact your roommate(s) or suitemates(s) prior to arrival to coordinate items for common area spaces. This is not an exhaustive list of items. If you are unsure if something is permitted or not, contact us directly before purchasing.

What size is my bed?

What are some of the dimensions in my room?

Community Living Guide

Recommended Items
  • Alarm clock
  • Bed linens, pillows, and blanket (go here to find your bed size)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes hangers (hanging space is limited)
  • Hygiene products and grooming appliances (soap, deodorant, hair dryer, curling iron, and etc.)
  • Iron (with automatic shut-off) and ironing board
  • Kitchen utensils and supplies (the Gardens, the Woods and University Place)
  • Lamp
  • Laundry products
  • Microwave (less than 1,000 watts); microwaves provided in University Place
  • Paper products - paper towels, bathroom and facial tissues
  • Refrigerator - 4.6-cubic-foot limit and approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL); full-size refrigerators are provided for residents in the Gardens, the Woods and University Place
  • Single-serve coffee maker (e.g. Keurig)
  • Small vacuum cleaner
  • Television (non-mounted) with streaming capabilities
  • Towels and toiletries; shower curtain for University Place residents
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved power-strip (FM and ETL also okay)
  • Umbrella
  • Wastebasket with plastic bags
Items Not to Bring
  • Candles, incense and candle/wax warmers
  • Decorative alcohol containers
  • Electric blankets/electric mattress pads
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric-powered scooters (e.g. Hoverboards)
  • Grills (charcoal and gas)
  • Halogen, neon, black, or lava lamps/lights
  • Lamps or other electrical devices with secondary outlet built-in
  • Over-the-door hanging items/devices
  • Pets (other than fish in a tank of 10 gallons or less)
  • Self-adhesive LED light strips
  • Small kitchen appliances (e.g. deep or air fryers, toaster/toaster oven, etc. and any items with an open heating element)
  • Upholstered furniture (e.g., couches, futons, chairs, bean bags, etc.)
  • Weapons, firearms, replicas, water guns or airsoft guns
  • Wireless routers and Internet switches
Permitted Items in Apartment Kitchens Only
(University Place, the Woods and the Gardens)
  • Air fryers
  • Coffee makers
  • Crock pots
  • Electric grills (e.g. George Foreman)
  • Induction cooking surface (e.g. NuWave)
  • Kettle
  • Rice cookers
  • Sandwich makers
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
Items Not Recommended. Use with Caution Only
(Frequently resulting in damage billing charges)
  • Glitter
  • Sticky blue putty for walls
  • Poster mount adhesives or 3M adhesive devices (unless removed properly)

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F: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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843-349-6425 (fax)

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