Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-3307
fax: 610-430-5945
Housing@wcupa.edu



What to Bring

Click here for a printable checklist of what to bring to campus.

 

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What to Bring?

Many new students wonder about what they will need to bring along with them when they come to WCU. This is a list of items designed to make your stay at WCU more enjoyable. The items contained in this list are suggestions, you may not need all of them, and you can always bring other personal keepsakes. It is a good idea to contact your roommate before coming to campus so that you may share the larger appliances-one student can bring the TV and the other can provide the microwave.*

Bedding

Room Accessories

 

Sheets- Extra long twin (80”) for North Campus,
Standard twin(76”) South Campus Apartment Complex 
Blanket
Pillow
Comforter/Bedspread
Bed skirt
Mattress Cover, Mattress Pad or Featherbed

Alarm Clock with Battery Backup
Lamp* (not halogen lamp)
Storage Crates/Bins
Fan*
Audio Entertainment Devices
Decorations (Posters, Pictures, etc.)
Computer

 

Appliances

Toiletries

 

Refrigerator (no larger than 3.6 cubic ft.)*
Microwave- (none larger than 0.7 cubic feet permitted)* TV/VCR/DVD/MP3/iHome/Stereo*
Vacuum*

Towels
Washcloths
Shower Caddy
Shower Shoes- Flip Flops, etc.
Robe
Shampoo, Conditioner
Soap
Hair Products
Toothbrush/Toothpaste

 

Laundry Items

First Aid

 

Laundry Bag/Basket
Detergent
Fabric Softener
Quarters

Band-Aids
Antibiotic Cream
Tylenol, Advil
Cold Medicine
Any Prescribed Medications

 

Miscellaneous Items

What Not to Bring

 

Hangers
Lanyard/Key Ring
Camera and Film
Deck of Cards
Stationery
Postage Stamps
Paper Products (Napkins, Towels, Plates)
Plastic Goods (Forks, Cups, Bowls)
Food Storage Containers
Movies
Carpet and/or Area Rug*
School Supplies: Disks, Stapler, etc.
Coaxial Cable
Sewing Kit
Umbrella
Flashlight
Cleaning Supplies
Ethernet Cable (for computer network)

---Appliances of any kinds with an exposed heating element,including but not limited to hot plates, toaster ovens, deepfryers, electric frying pans, sandwich makers, grills (like theGeorge Foreman Grill), halogen lamps, are not permitted in any housing facility.
---Heavy appliances are prohibited. 
---Candles and incense are not allowed in any housingfacility.
---Octopus plugs of any kind, and extension cords/powerstrips that do not use Fire Shield technology.
---Window Air conditioners (if medically necessary,arrangements can be made through the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services for a fee)
---Pets (including Fish)
---Lofts
---Water beds/aquariums (or any large water holding device)
---Street signs or neon signs