The residence halls offered by University Housing are not just meant to be a place where you can only rest your head, they are supposed to be your home away from home. However, that part is completely up to you! When you walk in, your room is a blank canvas to spruce up in a way that makes you feel comfortable. If you’re a freshman coming in, you probably don’t know exactly what to get, and that’s why I’m here to help. Below, I’ve put together a list of must-haves for your room to make it feel like a cool version of your parent’s house, but minus your parents.
1. Remember the beds in our rooms are Twin XL!
Make sure to get that exact size so your bed won’t look all weird.
2. I would also suggest a bed cushion.
It will soften your sleeping experience.
Kitchen Items (University Commons & Lofts)
3. Make sure to have all of your pots, pans, plates, and utensils.
Or you can just eat off of a paper towel.
4. Grocery shop or you will not survive…
UNLESS you have a meal plan. Food is vital, you do not want to be out here looking hungry AND thirsty!
5. Keep snacks in sight at ALL times!
Go to Sam’s Club, get a stock pack, and you will be good to go!
This is another vital item needed for college. It’s always good to have it nearby so you won’t have to walk to the library and wait for a computer. Plus, we have wifi everywhere on campus.
Okay… this may not be a necessity, but who doesn’t like to hear their music on the maximum volume!
Now this can either be a blessing or a curse for you, so use it wisely!
9. Game System
This is one way for you to kill boredom once all of your assignments are finished and you have free time, of course.
Applicances (Piedmont Central, Piedmont North, & Patton Hall)
10. Mini fridge
There will come a day when you will be sick of the food in the dining hall, and when that time comes you want to make sure you have snacks stored safely. Get yourself a mini fridge!
If you’re going to have food period you will need to have a microwave, especially living in a residence hall where in-room full kitchens aren’t provided.
12. Additional lights and lamps
Some residence halls, like the Lofts and Piedmont North may require extra lights and lamps, but it’s always good to have additional light.
One of the keys to making your room feel like home is adding the personal items and photographs that are close to your heart.
14. Posters / Mini Calendars/ Mini Basketball Hoops/ Tapestry/ Etc..
Make your room look like you! Use your inner interior designer to express yourself with your room decor.
15. Try to keep it clean
Need some cool inspiration? Check out some room ideas on Pinterest! And be sure to visit University Housing for more ideas on the things you should and should not bring.