One of the most frequently asked questions from students moving into the CUW residence halls is “What should I bring?” The great news is, we’ve taken care of the big things. All rooms have a bed, mattress, dresser/wardrobe, desk, desk chair, refrigerator and microwave. Below are some things to consider bringing to campus. Remember to talk with your roommate about items you can share, to avoid bringing duplicates.

What to bring

  • Shower caddy to take your toiletries to and from the shower
  • Toiletries
  • Dishes (microwave & refrigerator in each room)
  • Laundry basket, detergent, dryer sheets
  • Trash can
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Clothes hangers
  • Bed linens (Twin Extra-Long), blankets, pillows
  • Towels
  • Earbuds / headphones (so you won't disturb your roommate)
  • Surge protected power strip

Approved appliances

Appliances must be rated under 700 watts (6 amps).

  • Blender
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hotpot
  • Microfridge (3.5cu ft)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Wax Warmer (no candles)

This is not an all-inclusive list.

What not to bring

The other question that is often asked is “Are there things I can't bring to campus?” The short answer is “Yes,” but rest assured, it won’t deflect from your residence life experience.

Below are items that are against university policy, and you should not bring them with you to campus:

  • Alcohol, including cooking wines, is not allowed regardless of age. CUW is a dry campus.
  • Appliances over six amps (700 watts) are prohibited, including but not limited to: air fryers, air conditioners, crock-pots, electric blankets, quesadilla makers, halogen lamps, pizza ovens, rice cookers, space heaters, spider lamps.
  • Extension cords are prohibited (power strips with circuit breakers are permitted).
  • Candles, incense, or anything with an open flame are prohibited.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
  • Pets are prohibited (fish in a tank less than 15 gallons are permitted), but most definitely bring a photo -we’d love to see them!

Got questions? We’re here to help!

If you have any questions, reach out to the Residence Life staff: your RD, ARD, or RA. They’ll be happy to help you.