What to Bring - Shorter University
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  • Desk Chair
  • Laundry Bag
  • Pillow
  • Sheets
  • Waste Can
  • Pillow Cases
  • Blankets
  • Bed Spread
  • Wash Cloths
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Toilettes
  • Mattress Cover
  • Multi-Outlet extension cord with circuit breaker (other extension cords pose a danger)

*Bed Sizes:

Van Hoose- Regular Twin
Cooper – Regular Twin
Robert s- Varies between XL and Regular Twin
Newman – XL Twin
Bass Villag e- XL Twin
New Building – XL Twin
Haze l- Varies between XL and Regular Twin
Mallary – XL Twin
Gwaltney – XL Twin
Townes – XL Twin
Alumni – Varies between XL and Regular Twin

Necessities (Apartments Only): Pots & Pans, Silverware, Dishes

Nice To Have: Floor Mop, Broom, Cleaning Products (you are expected to clean your own room. Suite bathrooms are to be cleaned by the suite occupants. Community bathrooms are cleaned daily by custodial staff.

Refrigerators: MUST be under 80lbs and no larger than 4.6 cubic feet. Full size refrigerators are provided in Apartments

Microwaves: There are two restrictions: 1. Microwave ovens should not draw more than 900 watts of power. 2. Microwave ovens need to be plugged into a multi-outlet power strip with a circuit breaker, NOT directly into the wall plug.

Computers: Internet jacks are located in rooms; however, students should supply their own network patch cable and network adapter if they want to connect their computer to the internet. The New Residence Hall is completely wireless internet with exception of the Study Rooms. Wireless internet is also available and can be accessed once the student is registered and given login information.

What NOT to Bring

Alcohol, shot glasses, alcohol-related posters, sexually-explicit materials, drugs or drug paraphernalia, firearms or airguns, fireworks, large knives or cutting instruments, extension cords without circuit breakers, halogen lamps, pets (can have fish in less than 10 gallon tank ), toasters, toaster ovens, candles (If it glows – it goes). See student handbook (available online in the campus life section) for more details of prohibited items.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANYTHING THAT HAS TO BE NAILED OR SCREWED INTO BLOCK WALLS OR WOODWORK. Masking tape is recommended in small quantities for posters on block walls.