Apartments - What to Bring

This list is meant to provide students who are living in apartments on campus more specific ideas on the things to bring to campus and the things to leave at home.  It is important that you coordinate with your roommates so you can avoid having too many of one thing.  For instance, if you live in a 4-person apartment you likely don't need more than one Keurig in your kitchen.  The university is providing some furniture, but all other items are the responsibility of the student.  You can review the things the university is providing on the Bradford Milligan Hall webpage.

Kitchen Items

  • Pots and pans 
  • Kitchen utensils for cooking and eating
  • Utensil drawer organizer and Large utensil holder
  • Dishes (Plates, Bowls, Cups, and Mugs)
  • Dish drying rack 
  • Oven mitts
  • Dish towels
  • Can opener
  • Pizza cutter 
  • Food storage containers
  • Kitchen trash can and bags
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper towel stand and paper towels
  • Kitchen Rugs 
  • Dish soap and scrubbing wand
  • Drying rack

Common Spaces

  • Lamps 
  • TV (and streaming stick)
  • Large area rugs
  • Side tables
  • storage 
  • Coat hanger 
  • Coasters
  • Shoe rack/ boot tray
  • Collapsible ottomans
  • Decorative pillows and cushions
  • Throw blankets


  • Bathroom rugs
  • Decorative shower curtains (a plain shower liner will be provided)
  • Bathroom trash can
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Hand soap
  • Storage for toiletries

Cleaning Supplies

  • Broom and dustpan 
  • Mop and bucket
  • Vacuum
  • Cleaning Wipes and paper towels
  • Bathroom cleaners 
  • Toilet wand/brush
  • Dish soap and sponges
  • Magic erasers or melamine foam sponges
  • Glass cleaner
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Trash bags

Optional Items

  • Microwaves and Mini fridges. You may want a mini fridge or microwave for your room however there will be a microwave and a full size fridge provided in the kitchen. 

Things to Coordinate with Roommates

  • Common space TV and streaming devices (no cable TV)
  • Any common space decorations 
  • Common space lighting
  • Any fragrances (sprays, diffuser sticks, etc)
  • Any item listed above so you do not bring too many (i.e rugs) 
  • Any preferred cleaning materials
  • Gaming devices. You may want just one or all in the common space.

Things Not to Bring

  • Large furniture. The furniture provided must stay in the apartment and will not leave space for additional couches or recliners.
  • Dishwasher detergent (there is not be a dishwasher in the kitchen).
  • Any prohibited items such as Candles and incense (including candle/wax warmers), Non-university air-conditioning units, Ceiling fans, Coffee pots (except Keurig-style), Electric kettles, Hot plates, Space heaters, Curtains, Extension cords, Halogen lamps, Toasters/toaster ovens, Illegal drugs, fireworks, or firearms, Unapproved pets, and Waterbeds.



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