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. 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.