Moving In

Packing for College

All rooms are furnished with mattress/frame, desk, chair, closet or wardrobe, dresser (except Newell and Richmond Halls), wall-to-wall carpet, MicroFridge, cable TV, and Internet access.

The following list will help you pack. We encourage you to bring only the essentials when you move in. It's also a good idea to contact your roommates to find out what they plan to bring.

To view a printable version of this list, please click the link below

and Towels

  • Pillow
  • Extra-long (80 inch x 36 inch) twin sheets
  • Padded or quilted mattress cover
  • Bath towels
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Egg crate/foam
  • Pillow cases
  • Washcloths


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Bowls
  • Can opener
  • Cups
  • Dish towels
  • Microwavable dishes
  • Microwave containers
  • Oven mitts
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic silverware
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plates
  • Silverware
  • Snacks
  • Water


  • Alarm clock
  • TV cable (coaxial)
  • UL-approved power strip with circuit breaker
  • Televison
  • Laptop
  • Personal Computer
  • Printer

and Hygiene

  • Personal toiletries
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Shower Caddy
  • Hand soap
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair dryer
  • Sewing kit
  • Band-Aids
  • First-aid kit
  • Medicine as necessary

and Cleaning

  • Laundy detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Quarters (for laundry room)
  • Laundry bag or collapsible hamper


  • Air freshener
  • Cards
  • Flashlight
  • Board games
  • Musical instrument
  • Photos/Photo album
  • Posters
  • Storage boxes
  • Tool kit
  • Umbrella
  • Utility hooks
  • Desk lamp
  • Floor lamp
  • One Card or Form of ID
  • Clothes hangers
  • Mirror
  • Throw rug
  • Wastebasket
    No Weapons Including:
  • Firearms guns, rifles, and ammunition
  • Replica Firearm any firearm made to look like or resemble a real gun
  • Airsoft, BB, & Paintball Guns any device capable of casting a projectile
  • Knives any pocket knife with a blade over three inches long
  • Other Weapons martial arts weapons and archery equipment

  • Fire Safety
  • Candles and incense
  • Cooking appliances
  • Space heaters/extension cords

  • Additional Prohibited Items
  • Alcohol if under the age of 21
  • Marijuana and other illegal drugs
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Hookahs or other smoking devices
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner
  • Cinder blocks
  • Bed risers
  • Pets (except for fish, fish tanks cannot be larger than 10 gallons and may not have electrical equipment)
  • Extension cords
  • Nail/tacks
  • Halogen light bulbs (tubular) in torchiere-style halogen lamps (unless the bulbs are 300 watts or less and meet UL revised performance standards)



As a member of Towson University's on-campus community, you have agreed to adhere to the rules and regulations published in your Housing Contract, the Undergraduate Catalog and online at www.towson.edu/
. It is important that you read and become familiar with all university policies related to housing in these publications.

Please take special note of the following policies when you set up your room

No Extension Cords


Extension cords are prohibited for use in University Housing for any purpose. All electrical appliances ,must either be plugged directly into the wall outlet or plugged into an Underwriter Laboratory (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM) listed power strip that contains a circuit breaker or a replaceable fuse. For appliances with three-pronged plugs, the third grounding prong should never be removed and must be plugged in appropriately.

No Wires on the Floor

  Wires may not be placed in an area where they can be stepped on. Wires must never be taped to the floor/carpet. This includes wires from power cords, speaker wires, cable TV coaxial, phone wires, etc. If wires are in a foot traffic area, they must be in a cord cover that is Underwrites Laboratory (UL)-approved.



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