Suggested Items to Bring for New Residents

The “Basics” - You Should Bring

Alarm Clock

Desk Lamp (NOT Halogen)

Trash Can and Trash Bags


Personal Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo, etc.)

Cleaning Supplies for Room

School Supplies

Dictionary & Thesaurus

Laundry Supplies (Basket, Soap)

Money for Textbooks

Shower Shoes 

Pillow, Sheets (standard twin- 75” length), Comforter

Coaxial Cable for TV


Electrical Power Strip with Circuit Breaker/Surge Protector

Food (and Cups, Plates, etc.)

“Optional” - You may want to Bring

Posters (and Fun Tack adhesive)

Sports Equipment

Stationary Items (Stamps, Envelopes, etc.)

Personal Items (Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, etc.)

Approved Appliances*

Basic Tools (hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, wrench)

TV, Stereo, Video Games

Clothes Iron & Sm. Ironing Board

Vacuum Cleaner/Dust Buster

*Approved: Coffee Maker, Popcorn Popper

“Unacceptable” - Do Not Bring

Upholstered furniture 24” in length or larger

This includes sofas, couches, loveseats, sofa chairs, futons, loveseats, etc.

Permitted: desk chairs, video game rockers

All university provided furniture must stay in the assigned room - No exceptions

Microwave or Refrigerator of any size
(Microfridges are provided in all first year halls)

Under no circumstances are students permitted to bring personal space heaters into any Sacred Heart University Facility (Per Public Safety and Campus Operations). If you have heat issues please contact Campus Operations immediately.

Extension Cords (Only Surge Protectors are allowed)

Halogen Lamps

Toaster Oven or Open Burner Cooking Items

Alcohol & Alcohol Paraphernalia (bottle/can collection, boxes, etc.)

Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia

Pets other than fish

Candles and Incense, Firearms, Fireworks, Weapons, Explosives, etc.

First-Year students CANNOT have cars on campus

Please have consideration for your roommate(s) and limit the quantity of items you bring in the fall.