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Packing List

Want to know if the bunk bed you’ve been sleeping on since you were twelve is something you should drag into your new dorm room? Not sure if you'll need a refrigerator for your apartment? Wondering if your turtle, Toby, is allowed to be a third roommate/hall mascot?

As you prepare to move into your new room or apartment at CBU, please take some time to look over the following lists of items to bring that will help it feel more like home.

When considering what to bring, please remember two basic rules:

  • You cannot install or affix anything in the room/apartment that will be permanent or cause damage to walls, doors, ceilings, or floors.
  • You will be sharing a relatively small space with another person or persons. Contact your roommate(s) and discuss what you each plan to bring. Needless to say, there may not be room for two stereos, two televisions, etc.

The following lists should help you decide what to bring:

Essentials Suggested Items Prohibited Items

Alarm clock
Bed linens
Mattress pad
Bed covers
Towels and washcloths
Clothes hangers
Laundry supplies
Cleaning supplies
Shower curtain*

* These items are essential specifically for residents of the apartment areas.

Laundry basket
Iron/ironing board
Recreation equipment
Power strip (with surge protector)
Small Refrigerator (3’x2’)
Cooking Utensils*

* These items are suggested specifically for residents of the apartment areas.

Pets (except fish)
Sun lamps
Halogen lamps
+ Microwaves
+ Toaster ovens

+ These items are allowed in the apartment areas only.

Safety and sanitary considerations prohibit the items listed above. If you should arrive with any of these items, you will be required to send them home.


Apartments are furnished with:

A bed for each student
A desk and chair for each student
A dresser for each student
Couches and chairs
Coffee table/end table
Dining table and chairs
Refrigerator and stove
(Some units may have additional appliances)

Dorm rooms are furnished with:

A bed for each student
A desk and chair for each student
A dresser for each student
Built-in closets
Sink and Mirror
Medicine Cabi

Bed Size: Most beds on campus are size XL Twin (80” x 36”). We recommend that you bring extra-long twin bedding. Residents of Simmons Hall will have regular twin size beds (72” x 36”)

Television and Internet Service: Basic cable television service and internet access are provided in each student room/apartment on campus.