What to Bring

Below is a list of suggested items to bring for your room on campus.  Your actual needs may differ from the list below.  Be sure to contact your roommate to arrange who will be what of the larger items in the room.

Furnishings Provided for Each Resident

XLong bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, closet or wardrobe, and blinds 

Bed & Bath Items                                 

  • Sheets/pillowcases (Bring extra long sheets)    
  • Comforter                           
  • Blanket                               
  • Pillow(s)                              
  • Towels                                
  • Shower tote                         
  • Wastebasket                        
  • Soap & soap container        
  • Hairdryer                             
  • Curling iron (if needed)               
  • Shower shoes                       
  • Bathrobe                            
  • Cup                                                                             

The Basics

  • Backpack
  • School supplies  
  • Calendar   
  • Drawer organizer
  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Posters
  • Dictionary/thesaurus
  • Hangers  
  • Copies of prescriptions (medications & glasses)  
  • Umbrella/raincoat  
  • Stamps & stationery    
  • Cleaning supplies         
  • Extra glasses/contacts    
  • Small sewing kit   
  • Small tool kit     
  • Sports gear

Electronics & Housewares

  • Reliable alarm clock
  • Telephone & cord  
  • Desk lamp
  • Fan
  • Surge protector (UL approved)
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Stereo/radio/CD player
  • TV/DVD and cable cord
  • Video games 
  • Computer/printer 
  • Extra printer ink 
  • Refrigerator (4.0 cu. ft. or less) 
  • Microwave (1.0 cu. ft. or less)   
  • Coffee maker
  • Plates (1 or 2)        
  • Cup and flatware (1 or 2 sets)
  • Storage containers     
  • Iron/ironing board (small)     
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent - We strongly recommend HE (high-efficiency) type liquid detergent. It is specifically formulated for the front load washers.

You can ship belongings at any time after August 12 to the College before your arrival.  Send the items to the following address:
Residence Hall and Room Number
c/o Warehouse
1000 Holt Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789


Items not allowed in Residence Hall Rooms:

•    Cooking equipment with an exposed heating coil or which does not shut off automatically (toaster ovens, hot plates, woks, steam cookers, deep fryers, electric skillets, gas or charcoal grills, etc.)
•    Halogen lamps, electric heaters, or candles and incense (even if just for “decoration”)
•    Extension cords and multi-plug extenders/outlets
•    Ceiling fans
•    Weapons of any kind including handguns, rifles, shotguns, firearms, knives, darts, archery equipment, B-B guns, fireworks, or anything that could be mistaken for one of these 
•    Decorative alcohol container collections
•    Animals or pets (fish are the only animals allowed in student rooms)
•    Aquariums over 10 gallons
•    Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances or paraphernalia
•    Irreplaceable personal items or items of great value  


•    Students are allowed to decorate their room in any way that does not permanently alter the room (i.e. using posters, rugs, plants, etc.). Students should use small nails and pins to hang items. 3M hooks and tape will damage the walls and is therefore not permitted. Students may not mount TVs.
•    Large cloth objects (fishnet, parachutes, flags, etc.) and posters are not permitted to be hung from or across the ceiling for fire safety reasons.
•    Students are not permitted to dismantle any College furniture, attach anything permanently to the walls, ceiling, or doors (including lofts, bunk beds, bookcases, wallpaper, and glued corkboards); paint walls or baseboards; trim furnishings, doors or anything metal.
•    Double-sided foam mounting tape is prohibited due to ensuing damage to walls and doors (painter's tape is recommended).
•    Students are not permitted to modify their room in any way that includes installing wallpaper, wallpaper borders or contact paper on walls or fixtures within the room.
•    Students cannot hang anything from ceiling pipes or electrical conduits.
•    A fine may be assessed if a room contains an extreme number of nail holes, tape scars, cracked plaster, etc. from mounting posters, plaques, pictures, etc. on the wall.

The following rules must also be observed:

•    Large string lights that produce heat are not allowed. 
•    Room doors may be decorated but room numbers must remain visible. Exit lights and fire extinguishers must always remain visible. 
•    Fire doors must remain free of paper and any obstruction at all times. 
•    Nothing may be hung from or in the way of fire alarm equipment. 
•    Nothing may be hung outside of the window in a resident's room. 
•    No live or previously live greenery (Christmas trees, garland, etc.) except regular house plants are allowed in either rooms or lobbies within the halls.
•    Decorations in common areas as well as in residents' rooms must not interfere with emergency exiting at any time.