What to Bring

It is most important to bring any correspondence and information sent to you by the college! These documents can make your opening days much easier.


Here is a list of items that might make your room a more comfortable place for you and your roommate:


  • Alarm clock
  • Can opener
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp and/or a floor or table lamp
  • Hand sanitizer
  • High efficiency laundry detergent
  • Laundry bag
  • Mug or cup
  • Some eating utensils
  • Official college opening schedule
  • Pillow and blankets
  • Posters, wall and room decorations
  • Sheets for a twin size bed (extra long if possible)
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower Tote (to transport your things)
  • Small trash can
  • Soap (bath and laundry)
  • Swimsuit — SUNY Cobleskill has a great indoor pool!
  • Throw rug
  • Toiletries
  • Towels - Bath Towels, Hand Towels, and Wash Cloths
  • Warm clothes

These items are NOT allowed in student rooms:


  • Candles/incense
  • Electric Blankets
  • Extension Cords
  • Futons or lofts
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hot plates, electric frying pans, or other cooking devices
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Pets of any kind (except fish)
  • Refrigerators larger than 1.75 amps
  • Telephones and Answering Machines
  • Washable Markers/Crayons and other "wall marking" items
  • Bed risers with built in outlets 

You may also want to consider bringing:


  • Calculator
  • Computer
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee maker (Must be an auto shut-off model)
  • Iron (Must be an auto shut-off model)
  • Plastic crates for storage
  • Refrigerator or Microfridge. We permit ONE refrigerator per room. Review www.refrigeratorleasing.com for rental information
  • Stereo
  • Television (every room is cable wired with over 90 channels and HBO)
  • UL Listed Power Strip Equipped with over-current protection for your electronic devices



Living In Alumni Commons? Please visit the Alumni Commons Website to see what you should bring to make your suite/townhouse feel like home!