What to Bring

What should you bring to West Chester University? What should stay at home? This list of recommended items will help you prepare to move-in on campus.  It’s a good idea to connect with your roommate about items you may share (refrigerator, microwave, area rug, etc).

Printable checklist of what to bring to campus.

Bedding

  • Sheets- Extra long twin (80") for North Campus
  • Standard twin (76") South Campus Apartment Complex (note: Twin XL will just be a little loose and will still be useful in other housing locations in the future)
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Comforter/Bedspread
  • Bed skirt
  • Mattress Cover, Mattress Pad or Featherbed

Appliances

  • Refrigerator - no larger than 3.6 cubic feet*.  A refrigerator is provided in the apartments.
    You may choose to rent a microwave/minifridge combined unit through Microfridge. Microfridge delivers the unit prior to move-in and will pick up the unit after you move out.
  • Microwave - no larger than 0.7 cubic feet permitted.*
    You may choose to rent a microwave/minifridge combined unit through Microfridge. Microfridge delivers the unit prior to move-in and will pick up the unit after you move out.
  • TV*
  • Vacuum*

Laundry Items

  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Detergent
  • Fabric Softener

Miscellaneous Items

  • Carpet and/or Area Rug* (South Campus Apartments are carpeted) View Room Dimensions
  • Hangers
  • Lanyard/Key Ring
  • Deck of Cards
  • Postage Stamps
  • Paper Products (Napkins, Towels, Plates)
  • Plastic Goods (Forks, Cups, Bowls)
  • Food Storage Containers
  • School Supplies: Flash Drives, Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Stapler, etc.
  • Sewing Kit
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Cleaning Supplies

Room Accessories

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

Toiletries

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

First Aid & Health

  • Thermometer (Note: this is particularly important so students can monitor temperature during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Tylenol, Advil
  • Cold Medicine
  • Any Prescribed Medications
  • Face Masks

What Not to Bring

  • Appliances of any kinds with an exposed heating element, including but not limited to hot plates, toaster ovens, deep fryers, electric frying pans, sandwich makers, grills (like the George Foreman Grill), halogen lamps, are not permitted in any housing facility.
  • Heavy appliances are prohibited.
  • Candles and incense are not allowed in any housing facility.
  • Octopus plugs of any kind, and extension cords/power strips that do not use Fire Shield technology.
  • Window Air conditioners (all North Campus residence halls and the College Arms Apartments have an air conditioner provided, and the South Campus Apartments have central air.)
  • Pets (including Fish)
  • Lofts
  • Water beds/aquariums (or any large water holding device)
  • Street signs or neon signs

 

Learn about room details
including what's included in
your room, dimensions, FAQ's & more:

WCU HOUSING:  ROOM DETAILS

 

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