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What to Bring

When you move to campus don't forget to bring these important items. We highly encourage you to communicate with your roommate to decide who will bring what to your new home!

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Get ideas on how to set up your room using our Room Setup Guide 

• Dolly for moving in   • Pillows, bed linens (beds on campus are Twin XL), blankets, etc.
• Outdoor camping chair/bag chair   • Microwave ovens not to exceed 900 watts
• Fan   • Headphones
• Alarm clock   • Towels and wash clothes
• Clothing hangers   • Pens, pencils, paper, etc.
• Toiletries   • Bucket for shower items
• Umbrella   • High-efficiency laundry detergent, laundry basket/bags
• Can opener   • Flashlight
• Iron   • Plates and silverware
• Television   • Backpack
• Refrigerators not to exceed 5 cubic feet   • Fused multiple electrical outlet strip
• Shower slippers   • Personal computer, 10/100 LAN Ethernet adapter card and a 10' minimum category 6 cable

Go to Campus Fridges get a MicroFridge delivered straight to your room! Pemberton, Ford, McKinney, and Weller residents will already have one MicroFridge per room.


For your convenience, we have partnered with Dormify to provide an easy, affordable way to purchase Twin XL bedding, room storage solutions, and everything else you'll need (and want) for your new home away from home. Please visit to get move-in day ready and create your dream room!

Resident in Room


Items that should be left at home:

    • Electric blankets
    • Cooking appliances other than microwaves 
    • Portable electric heating units 
    • Halogen lamps without safety grid and wattage over 300 watts 
    • Candles, incense and other open flames
    • Hoverboards
    • Weapons or toys that look like weapons

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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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