Recommended Packing List
Items Provided by PLNU:
Furniture Bed Bug Mattress Protector
o Extra-Long Twin Bed Vacuums
o Closet Toilet paper
o Dresser Wireless routers/access
o Desk with Chair Television Cable Access
An overhead room light Laundry Facilities
Trash & Recycling Bins
Extra-Long Twin Bedding
Lock for closet or a small safe for personal items
Quarters for laundry
An all purpose cleaner – We recommend a green product.
Proper electrical accessories – each room has at least two sets of outlets.
Therefore you might need:
o UL approved extension cords
o Power strip with breaker – We recommend a “Smart Strip”
o Note that cheater boxes are NOT considered power strips and are not allowed
Surfboard cover if you plan on bringing a surfboard
Bike lock if you plan on bringing a bike (all bikes are stored outside)
Laptop Lock if you plan on bringing a laptop
o Please note that you CANNOT have wireless routers or wireless printers.
o Students can print documents in the library.
Shower caddie to carry/store your toiletries
Stainless Steel Water Bottle – Hydration stations are installed around campus.
Items to make your room your own.
o Please refer to the below “What is Allowed and Not Allowed list.”
o Please read the furniture policy.
Cheap metal kitchen ware, including bowls and plates ( avoid plastic and paper).
Sleeping mask and earplugs
Reading light to hook to your bed or book.
Recommended to be coordinated with roommate(s):
Micro fridge – coordinate with roommate
o For individual microwaves and fridge requirements, please consult the
below “What is Allowed and Not Allowed” list.
o The following company rents micro-fridges:
PLNU does not endorse the following company, however it is provided for your use as a
Phone – hard lines and 5.8 GHz wireless phones (2.4 GHz will be confiscated as they interfere
with our wireless routers)
Stereo (300 watt maximum) without Subwoofers
DVD player, etc.
Other Optional Items to Consider:
Under the bed storage bins. Bed height varies – you may purchase after move-in.
Bed risers – only one set is allowed & must be store bought – no cinder blocks.
Healthy & Whole food snacks stored in a storage bin.
A small fan for warmer months
Please read through the below “What is Allowed and Not Allowed” list & the Furniture Policy to
save time and avoid having to make corrections once you arrive on campus.
Call or Facebook your roommate to discuss your packing list.
Think about the size of your new space.
o Limit the amount of clothing, shoes, and bulky decorations.
o Wait until you move in to go to buy storage containers and decorations.
Please make sure that:
o All electrical items are UL approved and “Energy Star” Rated.
If you bring a lamp, you need to have energy efficient bulbs and appropriate wattage.
= PLNU Green Recommendations
What is Allowed and Not Allowed
ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
Electrical appliances as well as all These items are NOT permitted because of the
extension cords must be UL approved, possibility of power failures, overloaded electrical
and must be “Energy Star” circuits, and fire hazards.
*UL means Underwriters Laboratory Approved – they
indicate their safe appliance approvals with a UL Small Kitchen Appliances:
sticker or stamp on the product.
George Foreman Grills
Floor lamps with
Phone – Only hard- Electronics:
line and 5.8 GHz Air conditioners
wireless phones Heaters
Stringed decorative Lava lamps
lights (including Christmas lights) – You can Halogen lamps
only have one strand that is UL approved, Cheater boxes
fused, and in-line style. They must be plugged
into a power strip. Phone/Computer/Internet:
Wireless Routers & Access Points (Includes
Electrical Accessories: wireless printers and some eternal had drives
Power strips are required when using more (apples time capsule)
than two appliances at any wall receptacle. Wireless printers
Extension cords - Limited to 15 amps per 2.4 GHz wireless phones (they interfere with
extension cord per circuit. You cannot place our wireless network)
extension cords together.
Entertainment/Computer: All items must be UL Approved
Stereo/Sound equipment (300 watt All items must be Energy Star
maximum) Extension cords cannot be plugged into one
Small TVs (cable provided by university) another.
DVD players, gaming systems, etc. Appliances cannot be mounted to any part of
Computers the room.
ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
We want you to make your room a comfortable To prevent fire hazards, we ask that you not bring:
home, but we also want your room to be safe from
health, safety, and fire hazards. Therefore, we ask Anything made from hay, leaves, sticks.
that only 10% of your wall space be covered as per Live or fresh cut Christmas trees
California Fire Code restrictions. You may bring: Lava lamps or halogen lamps
Appropriate posters and pictures. Anything required to be hung on a ceiling.
Christmas lights – You can only have one Nails or any kind of hardware that will
strand that is UL approved, fused, and in- make a hole in the wall.
line style. They cannot be plugged into an Personal furniture.
extension cord unless it has a breaker.
Decorative items that can be hung with To maintain the quality of the rooms, we ask that
3M removable hooks and blue painters you not bring:
Small lamps with appropriate wattage Contact paper
energy saving bulbs Dart boards
Paint or Wallpaper
To prevent the spread of bed bugs, we also ask Any nails and screws
that you do not bring your own furniture. Please Any adhesive or tape other than painters
read the furniture policy before you begin tape
purchasing or packing your belongings. You can
bring: To prevent the spreading of bed bugs, we ask that
you do not bring anything fabric, upholstered, or
Pillows, cushions or any “stuffed” that cannot go in a university dryer. This
upholstered/stuffed items that can fit into includes but is not limited to:
a university dryer.
Decorative bedding that can go into a Upholstered or cushioned furniture.
dryer. Upholstered storage boxes.
Personal desk chairs that have any type of
Rugs that won’t fit in a dryer.
In accordance with our student handbook, you
cannot bring inappropriate décor which includes
but is not limited to:
Illegal street signs or street signs without a
Ornamental use of items identifiable as
alcoholic beverage bottles/containers
Drug or alcohol symbols
Provocative posters, pictures, or
magazines of and inappropriate posters,
pictures and magazines.
ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
Bikes that can be stored outside on a bike rack. Pets other than fish.
Surfboards to be stored in room with a surfboard Non-university owned lofting bed kits
Homemade bed risers including the use of cinder
Storage containers blocks
Bed Risers – 1 set of purchased risers. Candles, oil lamps, or incense
Fish in tanks no larger than 10 gallons (Keep in Weapons including but not limited to:
mind that tanks must be unplugged over Christmas Firearms BB guns
and Spring breaks) Bows & arrows Martial arts equipment
Darts Fishing spears
Knives under 3”
Knives over 3” Air soft guns
Personal Safe Clubs Tasers
Swords Stun Guns
Flammable materials which includes but is not
Propane or gasoline
Paint thinner or remover
Or any other highly flammable chemicals.
Residence Hall Furniture Policy
During previous years a number of PLNU residential students experienced disruption and dislocation due to the
existence of bed bugs in several residence halls. The primary method of infestation was the transmission of bugs to
campus on used furniture. PLNU responded and has developed one of the leading bed bug prevention programs.
As a result, we are in our fourth year with no cases of bed bugs.
Therefore, students are not allowed to bring the following items to campus:
Any upholstered furniture which includes but is not limited to: couches, chairs, and upholstered storage
Any furniture with upholstered attachments that cannot fit into a university dryer which includes: futons
and “papason” chairs.
Any pillows, cushions or bean bags, that are too large to fit in a university dryer.
For items that can fit into a university dryer, however, students must:
Visually inspect all items prior to moving them into a residence hall.
Pre-treat items prior to arrival to PLNU by placing them in a large capacity dryer on the highest setting for
a minimum of 30 minutes.
Items must never be stored outside or in a garage prior to arrival at PLNU or while at PLNU.
We also ask that suitcases used previously for foreign travel be left at home as well as all used backpacks, duffle
bags, and bedding be pre-treated prior to arrival at PLNU.
Note: A student whose property introduces a bed bug infestation may be financially liable for all or part of the cost
of mitigating measures, and their property may be confiscated.