What to Bring

It is a good idea to check with your roommate before bringing everything yourself. Often the amenities in a room are shared – there’s no need (or space) for two of everything.

Each room comes equipped with the basic essentials including a twin regular size bed, a desk, desk chair, fire-retardant window coverings, closet or free-standing wardrobe and overhead lighting. 

  • What to Bring
    • 3-M Products for hanging decorations
    • A robe
    • Bathroom linens (towels, washcloths)
    • Cell phone
    • Coffee maker
    • Lap Top, computer and printer (note: some majors might require special software
    • Microwave: 2 cubic feet and 1250 watt maximum
    • Posters, pictures, area rugs and other decorations
    • Shower caddy and shoes
    • Surge protector or Ethernet cord
    • A place setting (plate, cup, bowl, silverware etc.)
    • Alarm clock, radio or MP4 player
    • Bed lines (sheets, pillow, pillowcases and blankets)
    • Clothes for warm and cool weather
    • Digital TV compatible with UNC's Campus Televideo System
    • Laundry detergent
    • Organizers and storage bins
    • Refrigerator: 6 cubic feet and 1.3 amps maximum.
    • Toiletries
    • A small safe for valuables or a laptop lock
    • Basic Utensils (i.e.: can opener)
    • Bike with a lock
    • Mattress pad
    • Plants or fish (maximum 10 gallon tank)
    • School, office ad desk supplies (hole punch, stapler, staples, rulers, pens, notebooks)
    • Students that live in suite-style rooms will need to bring their own toilet paper
  • Prohibited Items in a Residence Hall
    • Combustible decorations on light fixtures
    • Electrical Cords: Electrical extension cords must be well maintained and in good repair, have a grounding prong and bear the Underwriter Laboratory (UL) label.
    • Halogen lamps
    • Loft beds
    • Hot plates
    • No appliances with open heating coils such as hot plates, toasters or forced air space heaters.
    • Combustible lampshades, including paper lanterns
    • Multiple extensions cords plugged into each other or spider-type
    • Extension cords running from light fixtures
    • Non-UL approved appliances or fixtures
    • Microwaves over 1250-watts
    • Configuration on extension cords
    • George Foreman grills or crock pots
    • Lights Fixtures - light fixtures in your room should be equipped with 60 watt (ceiling) or 46 watt (lamps) bulbs. Do not increase the bulb size or wattage. 
    • Modified or homemade light fixtures
    • Refrigerators  over 6 cubic feet maximum

    The UNC Housing & Residential Education Handbook contains the most current information regarding the rules and regulations of the residence halls. This student handbook document supersedes any information contained on this page. Possession of prohibited appliances is a violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Community Standards and may result in disciplinary action. If you have questions about an appliance, hall staff (Resident Assistant or Hall Director) are available to help determine if an appliance is approved. 

    The Dean of Students website is also a helpful resource for the Student Code of Conduct, Reporting a Concern and more.