Things to Bring

The following list was developed to help you as you as you prepare for life in Malone's residence halls. It's a good idea to wait until you have moved in and see what you really need before you bring or buy everything on the list.

We also strongly encourage you to talk to your roommate(s) as you determine what to pack or buy. Many items such as a couch, television, refrigerator, etc, can be shared.

Students in dormThings that are provided

  • An extra-long twin bed (36"X 80") mattresses are extra-long, 80-inch, twin
  • Closet/chest of drawers
  • Desk and chair
  • Desk light
  • Face mirror (full-length mirrors are in hallways)

Things you should bring

  • Pillows
  • Blanket/comforter
  • Twin sheets to fit extra-long mattress (36x 80-inches long)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Power strips (multiple outlets with surge protectors.)
  • 3-prong extension cord
  • Hangers
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Bible
  • Desk supplies (stapler, planner, paper, pens, pencils, scissors, post-it notes)
  • Backpack or book bag
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, towel, flip-flops, shower caddy)
  • First aid kit (prescriptions, Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, cough syrup, band-aids)
  • Wastebasket and trash bags
  • 3M Command Strips and Hooks (no tape allowed on dorm walls or doors)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, dryer sheets, laundry basket). The washers and dryers are free!

Things you might want to bring

  • Computer and printer
  • Fan
  • Sports Equipment
  • Bike or rollerblades
  • Snacks, plate, bowl, mugs, cups, flatware, silverware, can opener
  • Posters/pictures and poster mount that can be affixed to the wall without nails (Command hooks)
  • Television/electronic equipment
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Tissues, paper towels
  • Camera
  • Calendar/Planner
  • Stamps and stationary
  • Extra set of car keys
  • Floor mat (although it cannot be kept in the hallway)
  • Umbrella or rain coattwo women in dorm with laptop
  • Couch, chair, futon
  • Board games or playing cards
  • Small tool kit
  • Small sewing kit
  • Small refrigerator (no more than 3.6 cubic feet)
  • Memo board (dry erase board)
  • Small Vacuum
  • Winter time: keep a bag of salt and a small snow shovel in your car

Things You Should NOT bring

  • Electrical appliances with exposed heating elements
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Oil corn popper
  • Hot plates, grill (including George Foreman-types of grills)
  • Space heater
  • Candles, candle warmers, oil lamps, incense, or any devices that use open flames
  • Lamps 
  • Air conditioner
  • Halogen lamp
  • Pets (except fish in a tank no larger than 20 gallons)
  • Fireworks of any kind
  • Weapons
  • 2-prong extension cords
  • Additional desks or beds