What to Bring

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What should I bring?

While we want you to be comfortable in your new home, bringing everything you own is not a good idea. Remember, you’ll be living in a room, not an entire house. And, don’t forget your roommate — they need space too! Our halls and houses are older, and there are limits on the capabilities of their electrical systems. In other words, be careful and use common sense about the number of electrical appliances you bring into the room.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bedding, blanket or quilt
  • Camera
  • Computer and printer
  • Clothes — summer, winter, formal, casual
  • Deodorant
  • Dishes or tupperware for storing food items
  • Dry erase board for messages
  • Hair dryer, curling iron, etc.
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket, laundry detergent, etc.
  • Mattress pad
  • Microwave — between 600 & 800 watts
  • Ethernet cord (better internet connectivity)
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, stapler, tape
  • Photos of family, friends, pets, etc.
  • Raincoat, boots, umbrella
  • Razors
  • Refrigerator — cannot exceed 4 cubic feet
  • Sewing kit
  • Shampoo, soap, shower caddy
  • Sheets — regular twin size
  • Surge protector (extension cords are NOT allowed)
  • Towels, washcloths
  • 3M Poster tape or push pins (for the newer buildings only)
  • Cleaning products (you are responsible for cleaning your own room and bathroom)

What should I NOT bring?

  • Air conditioners
  • Candles, plug-in deodorizers, heated oil diffusers
  • Christmas trees or lights
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Incense
  • Lava lamps
  • Mosquito netting above the bed
  • Multi‐head plug cords — “Octopi”
  • Nails or screws
  • Open element appliances (hot plates, coffee makers, space heaters)
  • Paper lamps
  • Paint
  • Pets —  fish are the ONLY exception (One 5-gallon tank per room maximum)
  • Power tools
  • Sun lamps
  • Wallpaper, decals, bumper stickers, etc.
  • Wireless printers (these interfere with the university’s wireless network)
  • Wireless router/access point  (Brenau supplies all wireless access points in residence halls)

Most of these items are not allowed because of health and safety reasons or because they may cause damage to the university’s property. Items like extra appliances, halogen lamps, Christmas tree lights, extension cords, and candles are fire hazards. We are held to the state and federal laws for fire safety and must comply with the local fire marshal. The remaining items are not allowed because of space, health issues or maintenance upkeep.

Please respect these requests and remember you are living in a community where your actions affect those living around you. Disregarding this information can result in fines with the possibility of removal from the residence halls.