What to bring to College

There is so much to remember to pack for college! Here is a list of recommended items for incoming and returning students. Of course, every student has different needs, but this is a good place to start. Items we consider essential are starred (*).

Bed & Bath (Banks, Wortham, Persons, Hightower and Jones beds are standard twin size. Apartment beds are full size.)

  • Mattress pad*
  • Pillows and pillow cases*
  • Twin sheets* (Full sheets for Apartment residents)
  • Comforter*
  • Blanket*
  • Towels and washcloths*
  • Shower shows/flip flops*
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower curtain and liner* (except for Banks residents)
  • Throw rug
  • Bath mat
  • Bed lamp and bulbs (non-halogen only)
  • Floor lamp and bulbs (non-halogen only)
  • Hangers*
  • Hanging shoe organizer
  • Full-length mirror
  • Trash can liners (8-gallon)

Laundry (All laundry facilities are free!)

  • Detergent*
  • Dryer sheets
  • Drying rack
  • Laundry bag/basket*

Hygiene Supplies

  • Multi-surface cleaning wipes*
  • Glass cleaner
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Hand-held vacuum
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometer
  • Plunger

Personal hygiene products/toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap/body wash
  • Shaving accessories
  • Face wash
  • Hair products and blow dryers
  • Makeup/skin care products
  • Prescription medications*


  • Debit card*
  • Credit card*
  • Checkbook
  • Driver’s license/state I.D.*
  • Insurance cards*
  • Passport/visa
  • Social security card
  • Personal safe/lockbox


  • Alarm clock*
  • Camera
  • Music player (CD player, MP3 dock, iPod)
  • Cell phone and charger*
  • Computer/laptop/tablet and charger*
  • Ethernet cable
  • DVD player and remote
  • Television and remote (Each residence hall has a TV lounge with flat screen and cable.)
  • Gaming system
  • Power strip.surge protector (no extension cords)
  • Printer, ink cartridges, and paper (Each residence hall has a printer provided.)
  • Mini-fridge (4.3 cubic feet, only 1 per room)
  • 1 microwave per room 700 to 900watts


  • Backpack*
  • School supplies*
    • pens/pencils
    • Spiral notebooks
    • Calculator
    • Scissors and stapler
    • Post-its and highlighters
    • Planner
  • Dry erase board
  • Flashlight
  • Rain boots and rain jacket
  • Reusable water bottle (Bottle filling stations are in all campus buildings.)
  • Plastic food storage
  • Reusable plates and cups
  • Silverware
  • Trunk or storage ottoman
  • Fan (no space heaters)
  • Magic Mount adhesives (No 3M Command products. Tacks and penny nails are allowed. Holes larger than a penny nail will incur damage fines.)


Allowable and Prohibited Items

Our primary concern in the residence halls is student safety. For that reason, some items are banned due to risk or fire or other injury. As a general rule, any item with open flame or exposed heating element is prohibited. A comprehensive list can be found in the Wesleyanne Student Handbook. Some examples of allowed and prohibited items:


  • Personal fans
  • Electric blankets
  • Heated hair styling tools with automatic shut-off
  • Coffee maker with automatic shut-off
  • Electric kettles
  • Refrigerator (1 per room, maximum size of 4.3 cubic feet)


  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Space heaters
  • Electric griddles and grills
  • Hot plates
  • Water beds
  • Toasters/toaster ovens

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Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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