What Items to Bring (and What to Leave at Home)

Your residence hall room is your home at Emmanuel College, where you recharge after class and make memories with your friends. Determining what items you should bring to create your perfect room can be a daunting task; check out these recommendations for what to bring for move in, as well as prohibited items you should leave behind. If you are living with a roommate, connect with them to ensure you do not bring duplicate items.

Please note that this list may be modified without notice so we recommend that you check back prior to moving into the residence halls. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, students are not permitted to bring additional furniture items (ottomans, futons, etc.) and are strongly encourage to minimize bringing additional decorations (large wall decorations, lights, etc.). Please note that all residence hall furniture is moveable in the room but cannot be taken out of the room.

If you have a question about whether an appliance, decoration, or electrical equipment is permitted and do not see it listed below, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing at reslife2@emmanuel.edu.

Helpful Measurements:

  • Average double room dimensions: 11' x 18'
  • Average window dimensions: 6' x 4'8"
  • Average closet dimensions: 3' x 2.5' x 6.5'
  • Average dresser dimensions: 3' x 2' x 2.5'
  • Mattress size: 80" x 36" (Requires twin XL sheets)

 

Traditional Double (2 residents), Custom Triple (3 residents), and Traditional Single (1 resident) Rooms: Loretto Hall, Notre Dame Campus, St. Ann Hall, St. Joseph Hall

  • Linens
    • Clothing for the semester
    • Hangers
    • Twin XL Bedding (including sheets, blanket, and pillow)
    • Towels/washcloths
    • Laundry bin/basket and detergent
    • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Toiletries
    • Shower bucket/tote bag to transport items to bathroom
    • Shower shoes, such as flip-flops
    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • Home goods
    • Door draft protector
    • 3M Command brand hooks or adhesive strips (no nails, screws, or tape)
    • Plastic storage bins/boxes
    • Alarm Clock
    • Surge protector power strip
    • Umbrella
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Desk lamp (non-halogen)
    • Food storage containers
    • Water pitcher with filter
    • Personal fan
    • Small floor rug (8' x 10' (2.4 m x 3 m) rug works great in any room)
  • School supplies
    • Pens and pencils
    • Stapler
    • Notebook/Binder
    • Sticky notes
  • Electronics
    • Refrigerator (no greater than 3.9 cubic feet) - one per room
    • Television with HDMI cord
    • Personal computer (note: Emmanuel College does provide public computers for student use as well)
  • Items NOT Permitted
    • Large tapestries or other fabrics that hang on the walls
    • Couches, futons, or other large additional furniture,
    • Candles and incense
    • Electric blankets
    • Halogen lamps/Lava lamps/non-LED string lights
    • Microwave ovens/toaster ovens/hot plates/rice cookers
    • Space heaters of any kind
    • Landline telephones (no service available)
    • Cable cord (see Xfinity On Campus for more information about cable access)
    • Air conditioners (window or standing units)
    • Homemade lofts and bedrisers
    • Alcohol/Containers that once held alcohol
    • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
    • Ashtrays and other drug paraphernalia (smoking is not allowed on campus)
    • Firearms, explosives, knives (of any length), fireworks, nun-chucks, paintball guns, or other articles or substances usable as weapons
    • Christmas trees/wreaths (any live evergreen)
    • Pets, with the exception of fish (please contact Residence Life regarding exceptions for guide, assistance, or service animals)

 

Studio Apartment (1 resident), Two-Bedroom Apartment (4 residents): New Residence Hall

  • Linens
    • Clothing for the semester
    • Hangers
    • Twin XL Bedding (including sheets, blanket, and pillow)
    • Towels/washcloths
    • Laundry bin/basket and detergent
    • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Toiletries
    • Shower bucket/tote bag to transport items to bathroom
    • Shower shoes, such as flip-flops
    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • Home goods
    • Door draft protector
    • 3M Command brand hooks or adhesive strips (no nails, screws, or tape)
    • Plastic storage bins/boxes
    • Alarm Clock
    • Surge protector power strip
    • Umbrella
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Desk lamp (non-halogen)
    • Food storage containers
    • Water pitcher with filter
    • Personal fan
    • Small floor rug (8' x 10' (2.4 m x 3 m) rug works great in any room)
  • School supplies
    • Pens and pencils
    • Stapler
    • Notebook/Binder
    • Sticky notes
  • Electronics
    • Microwave ovens/toaster ovens/hot plates/rice cookers
    • Television with HDMI cord
    • Personal computer (note: Emmanuel College does provide public computers for student use as well)
  • Items NOT Permitted
    • Large tapestries or other fabrics that hang on the walls
    • Couches, futons, or other large additional furniture,
    • Candles and incense
    • Electric blankets
    • Halogen lamps/Lava lamps/non-LED string lights
    • Space heaters of any kind
    • Landline telephones (no service available)
    • Cable cord (see Xfinity On Campus for more information about cable access)
    • Air conditioners (window or standing units)
    • Homemade lofts and bedrisers
    • Alcohol/Containers that once held alcohol if the apartment has not received their Alcohol Permit from the Office of Residence Life & Housing
    • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
    • Ashtrays and other drug paraphernalia (smoking is not allowed on campus)
    • Firearms, explosives, knives (of any length), fireworks, nun-chucks, paintball guns, or other articles or substances usable as weapons
    • Christmas trees/wreaths (any live evergreen)
    • Pets, with the exception of fish (please contact Residence Life regarding exceptions for guide, assistance, or service animals)

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