Residence Life

What To Bring to Campus

You are about to move into a new home on the campus of Saint Peter’s University. Of course you need to bring necessities such as clothing and toiletries, but you’ll also want to bring a few items to help make your stay on campus comfortable and enjoyable.

Here you’ll find helpful information about what to bring to campus, and also what *not* to bring to campus. Be sure to talk to your roommate or roommates, about what they will bring with them. You don’t want to duplicate items with your roommate, that you really only need one of in your room. Our rooms have plenty of space in them, but it is amazing how quickly the space gets filled when you move in!


  • Shoes, sneakers, winter boots, rain boots, slippers, flip-flops
  • Winter coat, raincoat
  • Backpack
  • Clothes for cold/warm weather
  • Sewing kit
  • Laundry bag, detergent
  • Umbrella

Room/Suite Necessities

  • Vacuum cleaner/broom
  • Room décor, standing lamp, etc.
  • Desk lamp, stationery items
  • Keurig coffee machine
  • Cutlery, can opener
  • Tupperware containers
  • Pillows/cases, linens for a TwinXL bed, comforter/blanket


  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom towels/mats
  • First-aid kit
  • Shower caddy
  • Soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower shoes


  • Laptop/computer, phone, chargers
  • Money, debit card
  • Photo ID and/or passport, health/dental insurance cards
  • Refillable water bottle, travel mug
  • TV , HDMI/Ethernet cables
  • Surge protector power strip

What Not to Bring

  • Candles, incense
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps
  • Alcohol, alcohol paraphernalia
  • Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia
  • Non-surge protector extension cables
  • LED or string lights
  • Rice cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, George Foreman grills, etc.
  • Non-pod system coffee makers
  • Air conditioners/electric heaters
  • Weapons or simulated weapons of any sort

For a more comprehensive list of what’s allowed in Residence Halls, see Prohibited Items.