Alumni Commons: What to Bring

Here are some things you should consider bringing to your Suite or Townhome:


  • Cleaning Supplies (All living spaces in your suite or townhome are the resident's responsibility to maintain. Building cleaning staff are only responsible for building common spaces)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker (must be auto shut off)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Clothes Iron (must be auto shut off)
  • Television (a TV is not supplied for the living room)
  • UL Listed Power Strip equipped with overcurrent protection for all of your electronic devices
  • Computer/Printer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Desk Lamp and/or floor or table lamp
  • High Efficiency (HE) Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Bag/Hamper (Laundry for the Suites is a shared service in the complex. Each Townhome has its own washer/dryer unit.)
  • Bed linens (standard twin)
  • Trash Can(s)
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Dish Towels, etc.)
  • Pots, pants, cooking utensils etc. 
  • Dish Drying Rack/Mat

The following are items you should not bring to your Suite or Townhome because they are either not permitted or needed:


  • Refrigerator of any type (A full sized fridge is provided in every Suite/Townhome)
  • Microwave of any type (A full sized microwave is provided in every suite/townhome)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Extra Furniture (every suite/townhome comes fully furnished with a bed, desk, dresser and chair. Living rooms are furnished with sofa, chair, and multipurpose tables. Suites/townhomes have full kitchens with refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, and cabinetry)
  • Hot plates, electric frying pans
  • Pets of any kind (except fish tanks, which are limited to 20 gallons or less and one per resident)
  • Telephones and Answering Machines (There are no telephone jacks in the suites/townhomes)
  • Washable Markers/Crayons and other "wall marking" items (you are not permitted to draw or mark the walls in the building, you will be charged for wall damage)
  • Smoking Devices (electronic cigarettes, pipes, hukas, etc. are not permitted in residence halls)
  • Candles/Incense (possession of candles or incense is strictly prohibited)
  • Halogen lamps, extension cords, bar/neon signs or gas/electric heaters are prohibited


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