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What to Bring




  • dishes
  • silverware
  • food containers
  • chip clips
  • mugs/cups
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • hair necessities
  • toilet paper
  • hygienic supplies
  • mop/Swiffer
  • various cleaning products
  • vacuum*
  • broom/dust pan
  • dust cloths
  • trash can
  • garbage bags
  • dishwashing soap



  • extra long sheets
  • blankets
  • pillows
  • bed spread
  • bath towels
  • wash cloths
  • dish towels
  • pot holders
  • 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. TV must have a QAM Tuner in order to access channels on-campus. More information on the QAM Tuner can be found on our campus channel page.

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 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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