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.
- Bed linens: sheets, pillowcases, pillow, and blankets: All beds are REGULAR twin size.
- Bathroom linens: towels, washcloths
- A robe
- Clothes for warm and cool weather
- Shower caddy / shower shoes
- Students that live in suite-style rooms need to bring their own toilet paper.
- Laundry detergent
- Dish soap
- A place setting (plate, cup, bowl, silverware, etc.)
- Basic utensils- (i.e. can opener)
- Posters, pictures, area rugs and other decorations
- 3-M products for hanging decorations
- Organizers / storage bins
- Microwave: (2 cubic feet maximum, 1250-watt maximum) (Check with your roommate)*
- Refrigerator: (6 cubic feet maximum, max 1.3 amps) (Check with your roommate-available to rent at through UNC's RHA Office)
- Television, DVD player (Check with your roommate)
- Plants / fish in maximum 10 gallon tank
- Storage boxes for under your bed: a place to keep the extra stuff. (There is 31" of storage space available under your bed if you place it at the highest setting.)
- School/office/desk supplies: hole punch, stapler, staples, ruler, pens, notebooks
- Lap Top / computer/ printer (some majors require special software)
- Surge protector or Ethernet cord
- Alarm clock /radio/ MP3 player
- Cell phone
- A small safe for valuables or a laptop lock
- Bike with a lock (Please consider using a U-lock. They are more secure than chain locks.)
- Clothes hangers
- Coffee maker
*We recommend that you check with your roommate before buying large items. Most rooms will not accommodate multiple refrigerators, microwaves and televisions.
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Prohibited appliances and electrical fixtures include, but are not limited to:
- Loft beds are not allowed.
- Combustible decorations on light fixtures
- Combustible lampshades, including paper lanterns
- Extension cords running from light fixtures
- George Foreman grills
- Halogen lamps
- Homemade light fixtures
- Hot plates
- Microwaves over 1250-watts
- Modified light fixtures
- Multiple extension cords plugged into each other or spider-type
- Configuration on extension cords
- Non-UL approved appliances or fixtures
- Open-coil cooking devices
- Refrigerators over 6 cubic feet maximum
- Space heaters
- Toaster ovens
- 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.
- Compact refrigerators under 6 cubic feet, microwaves under 1250 watts, coffee pots and a variety of other appliances are allowed.
- The light fixtures in your room should be equipped with 60 watt (ceiling) or 45 watt (lamps) bulbs. DO NOT INCREASE the bulb size or wattage. Additional light bulbs for lamps are available at the front desks. If a ceiling light or a light in an enclosed fixture burns out, report this to the front desk so that Housing Services can replace it. Please recycle your used compact fluorescent light bulbs at the front desk of your residence hall.
- Electrical extension cords must be well maintained and in good repair, have a grounding prong, and bear the Underwriter Laboratory (UL) label. Electrical and extension cords may not be spliced or run under any doors, as this poses a significant fire hazard. Do not nail, pin in place, or cover extension devices. If additional extension outlets are needed, special multiple outlet boxes equipped with a built-in breaker are available at several local retail stores. Extension cords must be of appropriate gauge wire to handle the desired appliance, although we recommend all appliances be plugged directly into the wall outlet or a surge protector. If an extension cord should become warm to the touch, it is too lightweight and must be replaced with a heavier gauge wire. The Department of Housing & Residential Education suggests the purchase and use of power strips.
- The UNC Housing & Residential Education Handbook contains the most current information regarding the rules and regulations of the residence halls. This student handbook document supercedes any information contained on this page.
- The residence halls open for fall semester on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 8 a.m.
- While a few carts and dollies are available to students, it is a good idea to bring your own, if you have one.