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What to Bring

When you move to campus don't forget to bring these important items. If possible, we suggest that you 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 Loft 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   • Radio, Stereo, Headphones
• Alarm clock   • Towels and wash clothes
• Clothing hangers   • Pens, pencils, paper, envelopes, etc.
• Toiletries   • Bucket for shower items
• Umbrella   • High-Efficiency Laundry detergent, laundry basket/bags
• Can opener   • Flashlight
• Posters   • Glasses, plates & silverware
• Iron   • Backpack
• Phone   • Fused multiple electrical outlet strip
• Cable-ready television   • Thermometer
• Refrigerators not to exceed 5 cubic feet    
• Personal computer, 10/100 LAN Ethernet adapter card and a 10' minimum category 6 cable    

Go to Campus Fridges get a fridge, microwave, and safe rentals in the Charleston, Illinois area!

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

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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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