Residence Halls

Things You Can Bring
Things We Ask You to Leave at Home

Bed and Bath

  • Bed linens: sheet set (X–long twin size 36” x 80”)
  • Pillow / pillowcase
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Pad/Cover - enclosed bed beg proof is recommended
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Hygiene items
  • First aid items

Clothing and Laundry

  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Detergent and fabric softener, dryer sheets
  • Iron (auto shut-off) and small ironing board - if needed

Electrical Accessories (UL Approved)

  • Alarm Clock
  • Power strip w/Surge Protector for all electronic equipment
  • Ethernet cord
  • TV cable cord
  • Personal computer/printer
  • Television
  • Floor/Desk/reading lamp (non-halogen)
  • Flashlight

Supplies and Misc.

  • Backpack
  • Medications
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and policy numbers of insurance companies
  • Notebooks, paper, etc.
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.
  • Planner
  • Stamps and envelopes, notepads
  • Scotch Tape, scissors, stapler, hole punch
  • White “tack gum” for hanging posters, Magic Mounts or Scotch Utility hooks with Command adhesive, Painters Tape

Refrigerator and Microwave

  • One refrigerator per room not to exceed 4.5 cubic feet or draw more than 1.5 running amps
  • Microwave should not exceed 700 watts - One microwave per room

Other Items

  • Bike and heavy duty lock

American River Courtyard - Kitchen Items

  • Dishes, bowls, cups
  • Silverware
  • Microwave Cooking utensils
  • Popcorn Air Popper
  • Coffee pot must have auto shut off)
  • Electrical cooking appliances: George Foreman Electric grill, Toaster or Toaster Oven, Rice Cooker, Crock Pots must have auto shut off)
  • Kitchen towels and sponges
  • Mop, broom, and dustpan
  • Cleaning supplies - Recommended Multi-Purpose Cleaners (Seventh Generation, Green Works, Simply Green, Lysol, Kaboom, Easy Off BAM, Recommended Disinfectant (Lysol II, Vanish, 409 Disinfectant. Bleach is not recommended and will harm surfaces. Cleaners with bleach additives should not be used.
  • Trash Liner, Dust Plan, Cloth or Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Cleaning Gloves and Eye Protection.

Things We Ask You to Leave at Home

Prohibited Items:

The following items are not permitted. This is not a complete list, just some of the more common things that wind up in the ride back home.

  • Pets (except fish, and tanks must not exceed 10 gallons)
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hot plates/electric skillets: Any cooking device with an open heating coils
  • Percolator
  • Oil popcorn poppers
  • Refrigerators larger than 4.5 cu.ft. with minimum amperage over 1.5
  • Halogen lamps
  • Black Lights
  • Sun lamps
  • Electric blankets
  • Weapons of any type
  • Candles/incense/potpourri burners
  • Electric space heaters
  • Air conditioner
  • Toaster/Toaster ovens without auto shut off
  • Water beds
  • Dartboards (plastic tip only)
  • Contact paper or wallpaper
  • Nails, screws, molly bolts, and anchors, etc. or other types of fastener hardware
  • Outlet adapters
  • Alcohol or alcohol–related decorations
  • Fireworks
  • Any used upholstered furniture, including futons and wicker chairs that can harbor pests.

Use this simple rule of thumb: leave it at home if an item presents a safety hazard, an annoyance to others, a likelihood of damaging your room or furnishings.

Possession of these items is a violation of Housing policy.