​​​​​What to Bring to Campus

​If you are living in the residence halls, below is a handy list of things you should and should not bring with you to make your dorm room feel like home. 


What should I bring to the University of Findlay?

  • Alarm clock
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Blankets
  • Change for vending machines
  • Detergent/fabric softener
  • Fan - all residence halls are air-conditioned but fans are ​a nice addition​
  • First aid/cold medicine
  • Flashlight
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillow
  • Posters/wall decorations
  • Radio
  • Sewing kit
  • Sheets - mattresses are XL Twin, but twin sheets will also fit
  • Shower caddy
  • Sturdy key ring
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Trashcan/recycling bin
  • UL approved power strip
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Warm winter clothing 

Optional items to bring:

  • Address/phone book
  • Bike and bike lock
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Keurig or coffee pot with automatic shut off
  • Microwave
  • Mugs/cups/bowls/silverware
  • Personal electronics
  • Playing cards/games
  • Refrigerator (compact size, no larger than 6.0 cubic ft. capacity [3 ft. x 2 ft.])
  • Sports equipment
  • Stamps/stationary
  • Storage crates
  • Study lamp
  • Television and Roku sticks

What to leave home: 

  • Air conditioners
  • Alcohol, nonprescription drugs or drug paraphernalia​​
  • Appliances with open heating elements such as George Foreman Grills, toasters, hot plates, air fryers, instant pots, crockpots, food dehydrators, rice cookers, popcorn makers, etc are only permitted in full kitchens in houses, townhouses and apartments. 
  • Candles
  • Dartboards
  • Extension cords
  • Hoverboard
  • Incense
  • Pets (non-dangerous fish are permitted in a tank not to exceed 20 gallons)
  • Potpourri burners (candle warmers that melt wax are permitted)
  • Space heaters
  • Sunlamps
  • Weapons, fireworks or hazardous chemicals