What to Bring

See our tips on what to bring (and what to leave) when packing for Emmanuel College.

What to Bring:

  • Bedding (twin XL)
  • Posters (don't forget the poster putty-nails are not allowed in the walls)
  • Shower caddy (to carry your stuff to the bathroom)
  • Flip-flops/shower shoes
  • Reading lamps (halogen lamps not allowed)
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Curtains and curtain rod (suspension rod)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Electrical power strip (only those equipped with circuit breakers and surge suppression will be allowed)
  • Laundry basket/hamper and laundry detergent
  • Drying rack
  • Waste and recycling baskets
  • Checkbook/ATM card
  • Personal safe/lock box
  • Small fan
  • Television (The College offers Xfinity On Campus)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray player
  • HDMI cord
  • Computer and accessories
  • Single-brew coffee maker (Keurig or similar, no warming plate)
  • Rugs
  • Underbed storage
  • Small refrigerator (one per room)
  • School supplies (notebooks, binder, pens, etc.)
  • Airfreshener (plug ins, reed diffusers, etc.)
  • Fish (no other pets are allowed)

Residence Life & Housing encourages you and your roommate(s) to coordinate who will bring certain items listed above, including, but not limited to, the television, DVD player and rugs. Rooms are not carpeted, but an 8' x 10' (2.4 m x 3 m) rug works great in any room if you would like to bring your own.

What NOT to Bring:

  • Candles and incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Microwave ovens
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Space heaters of any kind
  • Landline telephones (no service available)
  • Cable cord (see Xfinity On Campus for more information about cable access)
  • Large refrigerators (small ones are allowed, one per room)
  • Air conditioners (window or standing units)
  • Homemade lofts and bedrisers
  • Tapestries/flags (any large pieces of fabric that hang on the wall)
  • Alcohol
  • Containers that once held alcohol
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia 
  • Ashtrays and other paraphernalia (smoking is not allowed on campus)
  • Weapons (pocket knives, brass knuckles, mace, etc.)
  • Christmas trees (any evergreen)

Useful Information:

  • Average room dimensions: 11' x 18'
  • Average window dimensions: 6' x 4'8"
  • Mattress size: 80" x 36" (extra-long twin sheets)

Please note that all residence hall furniture is moveable but cannot be taken out of the room.