Items to Bring

What We Provide

  • Bed and Mattress
  • Dresser/Bureau
  • Closet or Wardrobe
  • Desk/Writing Surface & Chair


Standard Items to Bring

  • Quilt, comforter, pillows
  • Two sets of bed linens
  • Towels, washcloths, bathrobe
  • Bathroom carry-all (for shampoo, soap, razors, etc.)
  • Flip Flops (for the shower)
  • Cleaning Supplies (residents are responsible for cleaning own room)
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent (High Efficiency/HE detergent for front loading washers)
  • Stackable crates, storage containers
  • Fans (no ceiling fans)
  • Posters and decor
  • Snacks
  • Backpack
  • School supplies
  • Computer, laptop
  • UL Approved power strip
  • Television, DVD or streaming player
  • Trash can
  • Umbrella

Suite Residents

  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Hand soap
  • Bathroom trash can
  • Toilet paper

Apartment Residents

  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Shower curtain
  • Hand soap
  • Bathroom trash can
  • Toilet paper
  • Dishwasher detergent (Charter Oak/Hilltop Apt Residents)
  • Dishes, cookware, silverware

Mattress Sizes for Bed Linens

Residence Halls XL Twin
Suites XL Twin
Northwood Apts XL Twin
Charter Oak Apts - 2BR/4 Person XL Twin
Charter Oak Apts - 4BR/4 Person Full Size
Charter Oak Apts - 2BR/2 Person Full Size
Hilltop Apts - 4BR/4 Person Full Size
Hilltop Apts - 2BR/2 Person Full Size
Hilltop Apts - Single Efficiency Full Size
Hilltop Apts - Double Efficiency XL Twin
Stamford Housing XL Twin

Students who are unsure of their housing assignment should email prior to purchasing bed linens.

Acceptable Appliances (UL Approved)

  • Popcorn poppers
  • Air- Purifiers
  • Humidifier
  • Small microwave (700 watts or less)
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini-Refrigerator
    Must have 3-prong grounded plug, no more than 36" in height - 1 per room
    Fridges are not available for rent through UConn

Items Not Permitted

  • No privately owned air conditioners
  • Electric grills or skillets
  • Electric heaters
  • Extension cords
  • Self-adhesive LED light strips (hang with painter's tape instead)
  • Firearms, ammunition, any weapons, bows, guns, BB guns, slingshots, and launching devices
  • Fireworks, powder, and other explosive or potentially dangerous objects
  • Drugs, narcotics, harmful materials (please see The Student Code)
  • Halogen lamps (of ANY kind - desk, floor, table, etc.)
      • Ceiling fans
      • Toaster ovens
      • Water beds
      • Hot plates
      • No homemade lofts
      • Any items with exposed heating elements
      • Kerosene heaters
      • Cinder blocks
      • Candles or incense
      • Writing, painting, stenciling, wall papering and the use of borders on doors or walls is prohibited

      Residents of Charter Oak/Hilltop Apartments, Busby/Garrigus/South Suites, Husky Village and Stamford Campus Housing:

      • The walls in these buildings are sheet rock; only tacks and 3M Command Adhesive products can be used to hang items on walls
      • Dart boards are not allowed