Personal Items to Bring for Move-In

Of course you can't bring everything you have at home to your room on campus. You'll have to pick and choose what you need the most. We encourage you to focus on what you really need adn avoid over packing. Here are some time-tested suggestions:

You will need:

  • Kitchen items: pots, pans, measuring cups, plates, bowls, cups, glasses, silverware, etc. (there is a microwave provided)
  • Winter clothing, including a winter coat, hat, gloves (Chicago gets cold in the winter)
  • Hangers
  • Pillows, sheets, blankets, mattress pad
  • Academic supplies
  • Art supplies
  • Toiletries: soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, towels, etc.


You might also want to bring:

  • Alarm clock
  • Area rug
  • Bulletin or dry-erase board
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Desk lamp and/or table lamp (no halogen lamps are allowed)
  • First aid supplies (Band-Aids®, gauze, aspirin)
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Storage containers for food
  • Ethernet Cord (wireless is provided)
  • TV (cable television is NOT available in individual student rooms, however, students may bring a TV for hooking up a computer or for video games - lounge spaces are equipped with TVs and cable)


Do not bring:

  • Shower curtain (most rooms have shower doors. If not, a curtain is provided)
  • Halogen lights of any kind
  • Air conditioners or space heaters
  • Candles or incense
  • Firearms, fireworks, or other explosives
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Hookahs
  • Wireless Internet routers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Mattresses


What is provided in my room?

Jones Hall and 162 North State Street Residence rooms have:

  • Private kitchenette (9-cubic-foot refrigerator, built-in microwave, 2-burner stove, cabinet space, and sink)
  • Private bathroom (mirrors, sink with cabinets, toilet, shower with doors or curtains provided)
  • Drafting table(s)
  • Desk chair(s)
  • Heating and cooling unit
  • Window blinds
  • Closet space with closet organizer (most rooms have a built in closet per resident; most triple rooms have two built in closets with one free standing armoire)
  • 2 Trash cans 1 recycling bin
  • Beds on the floor will be extra-long twins; lofted beds will have double-sized mattresses.*

* Please note that in the "08" room on all Jones Hall floors, both beds are lofted and both beds are extra-long twins.