Let the fun begin! Decorating your residence hall room allows you to showcase your style and personality in your new home. You have the opportunity to transform your room into a cozy, comfortable home by adding personal items such as posters, carpeting and plants. For a list of the furniture provided in the rooms, visit our residence hall page and click on your assigned hall.
The list below contains items that are allowed in your room and some that should be left at home. Be sure to consult your roommate to avoid duplication. Residents in certain halls are allowed to loft beds. If needed, kits can be leased through the Residence Hall Association.
|What to Bring||What to Leave at Home|
|Television / DVD Player||Microwave|
|Stereo / CD Player / Radio||Blender|
|Desk Lamp / Alarm Clock / Wastebasket / Fan||Hot Plates|
|Coffee Pot / *Mini-Refrigerator||Crock Pot|
|Towels / Sheets / Blanket / Pillow||Toaster|
|Shower Caddy / Shower Shoes||Electric Grill|
|Toiletries / Hangers / Laundry Bag / Hair Dryer||George Foreman Grill|
|Personal Computer / Printer||Weapons / Facsimiles of Weapons|
|Coaxial Cable / Ethernet Cord||Candles / Incense|
|Pictures / Posters / Art / Double-Sided Foam Tape||Alcohol / Alcohol Containers|
|School Supplies||Pets (only fish; no larger than a 10 gallon aquarium)|
|***Area Rug||Prescription Drugs not prescribed to you|
|Extension Cord||Wireless Router|
|Surge Protector||Portable air conditioning units|
*Each hall has a full-size refrigerator in the community kitchen. One personal refrigerator (no larger than 4.5 cubic ft.) is permitted for every two students. San Marcos Hall comes equipped with one refrigerator per suite and those residents are allowed to bring one additional mini-refrigerator if needed. Blanco residents are allowed one extra compact (up to 2.5 cubic feet) refrigerator in rooms assigned with three (3) residents.
**Residents are required to set up and maintain a phone line in their room. You will need to bring your own telephone. University personnel will not use long-distance phone numbers to contact you.
***Blanco, San Jacinto and San Marcos Halls feature carpet in their rooms. If you are assigned to a different hall, consider bringing an area rug or carpet remnant to cover the tile floor.
Residents are not permitted to mount a television on the wall.