Items to Bring
Residence Life

Items You May Want to Bring

  • You will need to bring your UC Identification Card! Make sure it's in your hand when you move into the hall because you will not be able to do such things as get into your residence hall, buy books or change your course schedule without it.
  • Clothes for all seasons such as boots, a winter coat, scarf, gloves, and an umbrella.
  • Carpeting. Room sizes vary but a 9-foot by 12-foot rug fits most double rooms in Alumni, Burrstone, North and South Halls. The Bell, Boehlert and Tower Hall singles measure 9 feet, 4 inches by 11 feet, 4 inches and doubles are 11 feet, 4 inches by 17 feet, 4 inches.
  • A UL listed multiple outlet surge protector (or two)
  • A telephone with an extra long cord. On-campus telephone service is provided in every room. Cordless phones may be used, but in a residential environment, others may be listening. If you go cordless, buy one that continuously scrambles the frequency.
  • A cable ready television model that can receive more than 55 stations.
  • A 16- to 24-foot coaxial cord for your TV. All rooms receive FREE cable service.
  • Headphones in case you bring a stereo/television
  • An mp3 player or Ipod
  • Band-Aids
  • A small sewing kit
  • An iron and a small ironing board
  • Sporting goods (baseball glove, tennis racquet, racquetball equipment, etc.)
  • Dishes and cooking utensils that are microwave-safe. There is no need to bring a microwave oven on campus. A community microwave is provided in all residence halls with the exception of Alumni Hall.
  • Dishcloths, dishtowels, dish detergent
  • Desk supplies
  • Stationery, stamps, envelopes, and an address book
  • A calendar with family birthdays highlighted
  • A small refrigerator, no larger than 3 cubic feet (1 per room)
  • Coffee maker with an automatic shut off
  • Bathroom supplies (soap holder and plastic bucket for carrying items to the bathroom).
  • Regular twin-sized bed sheets and at least one pillow
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Hangers for your clothes
  • A laundry basket or bag
  • Board games and playing cards
  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • An electric fan
  • An alarm clock
  • Fun tack, masking tape, or "painter's tape" for hanging posters/pictures
  • A memo board


Scott Nonemaker
Director of Residence Life

(315) 792-3285
(315) 792-3715 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502