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What to Bring

Cookware

  • dishes
  • silverware
  • food containers
  • chip clips
  • mugs/cups

Personal

  • soap
  • shampoo
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • hair necessities
  • toilet paper
  • hygienic supplies

Cleaning

  • mop/Swiffer
  • various cleaning products for bathroom and bedroom
  • vacuum*
  • broom/dust pan
  • dust cloths
  • trash can
  • garbage bags
  • dishwashing soap

Linens

  • extra long sheets
  • blankets
  • pillows
  • bed spread
  • bath towels
  • wash cloths
  • dish towels
  • pot holders

Miscellaneous

  • alarm clock
  • laundry detergent/basket/hangers
  • posters
  • backpack
  • sporting equipment
  • shower curtain*
  • phone*
  • iron/ironing board*
  • electronics (TV, DVD player, etc.)*

* Coordinate with your roommate/suitemates to see if he/she is planning to bring these items as well.

The SIUE Residence Housing Association has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls and Cougar Village. Linens are delivered to your home during the summer. Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/sie for more information and to place an order.

What Not to Bring

  • full sized refrigerators (only units up to 5.0 cu.ft.)
  • pets (other than fish in an aquarium)
  • firearms or explosive devices
  • controlled substances
  • alcohol containers empty or full
  • candles with wicks intact/incense
  • ceiling fans
  • cooking appliances with open elements (i.e.-hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, Foreman Grills). Coffee pots are the exception and are allowed.
  • single and multiple use extension cords (must be U.L. approved outlet strip with fuse or breaker)
  • microwaves (one is provided on each wing of the Residence Halls)
  • halogen lamps or desk lamps with a halogen bulb
  • high volume squirt guns (e.g. "Super Soakers")

Visit the Living Guide for a complete list of Prohibited Items.

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