Packing 102: What to Bring For Suites

Move-In Day

Here is a suggested list of items that you should bring for suite-style housing (second year students):

Bed and Bath
  • Extra long twin sheets for a mattress that measures 36" x 80"
  • Pillow(s), blankets, comforter
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Bath mat
  • Toiletries
  • Flip-flops or shower sandals
  • Additional storage bins/free-standing shelving units
  • Alarm clock
  • Small refrigerator (4.6 cubic feet or less)
  • A cup, plate, bowl, fork, knife, spoon, and mug (plastic is always good). While there are cooking facilities in each building, pots, pans, plates, and utensils are not provided. There is a microwave in each suite.
  • Paper towels
  • Hand/dish towels
  • Extra garbage can and garbage bags

Laundry and Closet

  • Umbrella/Waterproof coat
  • Iron, portable ironing board and hangers
  • Laundry bag/basket, laundry detergent (high efficiency) and dryer sheets

Desk and Computer

  • Computer (including your operational disks in case you have a computer problem on campus)
  • Surge protector
  • Desk lamp (compact florescent or LED recommended)
  • Desk supplies such as scissors, tape, ruler, stapler, envelopes, Post-It notes, pens, pencils, etc.
SpecifIc Suite Items
  • Additional lighting for bedroom or living room (compact florescent or LED recommended)
  • Additional furniture to complement what is provided by the university
    • Note: upholstered furniture (couches, futons, comfy chairs, etc.) must be certified flame retardant (per CAL 133 - ATSM E 1537 standards - must bring certificate with you)
  • Storage bins
  • Cleaning supplies - your bathroom is cleaned 2-3 times/week as well as your living room in your suite. You are responsible for cleaning your bedroom.

What Not to Bring

  • Halogen lamps (the hot bulb poses a fire hazard)
  • Extension cords
  • Hot plates, toaster ovens, George Foreman grills, sandwich makers, rice cookers and microwaves (for health and safety reasons, these items are not permitted to be used in suites without kitchens)
  • Candles and incense
  • Curtains (mini-blinds are provided)
  • Dogs, cats, ferrets, or animals that require a heat lamp. Only small caged animals and fish are allowed in the residence halls (a pet registration form is required along with approval from your roommate and Residential Community Director). Pet registration forms are available on CampusGroups. If you require an assistance animal, please contact the Office of Disability Resources for approval.
  • Illegal drugs, fireworks, firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Space heater
  • Alcohol (if you are under 21)