• Linens
    • Twin-size sheets (standard size, not extra long)
    • Pillow, blankets and/or comforter
    • Towels (we recommend two sets)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Surge protector (power strip of high quality)
  • Toiletries
  • Basket or container for carrying things down the hall to the bathroom/showers
  • Laundry soap, dryer sheets, softeners, etc.

You can personalize your space to make it your room with items from home as long as the room is not damaged. You can coordinate with your roommate what other items you plan to bring (especially larger things like TVs). The following list can give you some ideas about what other students have brought/coordinated with their roommates.

  • Wall/door decorations (must be hung with removable adhesive, NO NAILS or things that will pull off paint)
  • Plants
  • Iron
  • Air freshener
  • Dishes, silverware, basic cooking utensils for snacks
  • Snacks: lemonade for summer or hot cocoa for winter
  • Mini refrigerator (the hall council has limited number of refrigerators available for rent)
  • Paper towels and cleaning supplies (vacuums are available for student use)
  • Computer (there is a lab available in each hall with 24-hour access)
  • Radio, stereo, CDs and tapes
  • TV, VCR, DVD player
  • Cards and games
  • Sports and recreational equipment (Note: pool tables, ping-pong tables, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, a climbing wall, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a weight room are located on campus)
  • Bicycle

In addition to clothes, personal items, and school supplies, you will need the following.

  • Linens
    • Twin-size sheets (standard size, not extra long)
    • Pillow, blankets and/or comforter
    • Towels (we recommend two sets)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry soap, dryer sheets, softeners, etc.

You can personalize your space to make it your room with items from home as long as the room is not damaged. You can coordinate with your roommates what items you plan to bring (especially larger things like TVs). The following list will give you some ideas about what other students have brought/coordinated with their roommates:

  • Wall/door decorations (must be hung with removable adhesive. No nails or adhesives that will pull off paint)
  • Door memo pad for notes and messages (a large one is provided outside each apartment)
  • Plants
  • Bath mat
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air freshener
  • Dishes, silverware, cooking utensils
  • Basic condiments and cooking ingredients
  • Snacks
  • Paper towels and cleaning supplies (vacuum is available in each apartment)
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Answering machine (for those living in campus houses)
  • Computer (there is a lab available in each hall with 24-hour access)
  • Radio, stereo, CDs and tapes
  • TV, VCR, DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Popcorn popper
  • Cards and games
  • Sports and recreational equipment (Note: pool tables, ping-pong tables, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, a climbing wall, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a weight room are located on campus)
  • Bicycle

Please keep in mind that most of what you bring needs to fit in your room as there is limited storage space in the apartments. Also, personal belongings are not covered under the college insurance policy. Check with your homeowner's insurance to see if your belongings are covered in a residence hall. All residents are encouraged to purchase renter's or apartment insurance if they are not covered under another policy.

To eliminate fire hazards, the following items are not allowed.

  • Electrical appliances
  • Microwave ovens
  • Toaster ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Large refrigerators
  • Skillets
  • Toasters and similar appliances
  • Illegal street signs
  • Strands of lights (i.e. twinkle lights)
  • Incense and candles
  • Fireworks
  • Any type of empty alcohol/beer containers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pets, other than fish and service animals

All rooms in all residence halls are non-smoking.

  • Buy Green for your room. There are several environmentally friendly products out there at competitive prices. Everything from organic cotton sheets to chemical free cleaners to recycled school supplies! Lots of these types of items of available at the school bookstore.

  • Pack with T-shirts, towels, or newspaper. Instead of purchasing bubble wrap or packing peanuts, try using clothes or old newspaper for protecting your stuff. For larger items, try wrapping them in blankets or comforters and tying with reusable twine.

  • Think ahead. You'll move in and out every year in college! If you bring cardboard moving boxes, consider keeping some flattened under your bed to use during move-out. Investing in reusable bins or trunks and using empty suitcases are also good ideas. If you must purchase cardboard boxes, look for used ones at local grocery stores.

  • Skip the bottled water. Consider purchasing a water filler and make use of the reusable water bottles that are given at orientation! Goosenecks and water filling stations are available throughout campus for easier water bottle filling.

  • Avoid unnecessary duplicates. It's a good idea to contact your roommates before packing to find out in advance who is bringing what. This will save money and space when packing.

  • Know what Westminster gives you. Westminster provides lots of student services meaning you need less stuff! Westminster rents out TV's, mini fridges, and cable boxes—look out for these stations during Move-In. Students get free printing at Giovale Library and computers all around campus, so a personal printer isn't really necessary. Westminster also provides students with free access to the UTA bus/trax system, free bike rentals through Westminster's Bike Collective, and access to the U-Car Share Program.

  • Recycle. Recycling bins for individual rooms are available for rent through the Environmental Center. Additionally, recycling bins are located on all floors of residential halls and every building on campus (glass recycling available in Shaw and in Meldrum).

  • Plan your trips. If new purchases are needed, try to shop locally at Sugarhouse! This will save you time, money and reduce the carbon footprint of your move-in.

  • Bag the bag. Don't forget to bring reusable bags with you when you go shopping for school supplies and food. Many grocery stores offer discounts off purchases when you bring a reusable bag as well!

  • Remember to unplug. Leaving your chargers, appliances and lights unplugged during move-in may help in setting habits for the rest of the year for reducing energy use and saving money!