Residence Hall Packing List Office of Residential Life Updated June 5, 2009 www.skidmore.edu/reslife Print this list and use it as a guide to furnish your new residence hall room. Please do not use the lists provided at stores – they often include prohibited items! Room Essentials Twin Extra Long Sheet Set Printer (the only public printer is located in the Pillow library computer lab for student use) Mattress Pad/ Egg Crate/Memory Foam Pad Cat 5E or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable Comforter and/or Blanket Printer Paper Extra Throw Blanket Notebooks/Lined Paper Clothes Hangers Push Pins Lamps Desk Lamp (NO Halogen and Octopus-Style lamps are Blank CDs/DVDs (if applicable) allowed as they pose a fire risk and are prohibited) Power Strips with Surge Protectors Analog Corded Phone with Answering Machine (extension cords pose a fire risk and are (incase of power outage; one per room) prohibited; bring more than one with extra long Wastebasket and Bags cords) Vacuum Cleaner (talk with your roommate(s) Book Bag about this before purchasing; there’s no need for Pens/Pencils more than one per room) Emergency Preparedness Bath Essentials Prescription Medication Bath Towel Over-the-Counter Remedies Bathrobe (for headaches, flu, cold, etc.) Shower Caddy Flashlight (we sometimes experience power Shower Flip Flops outages) Toiletries Disposable or Digital Thermometer Shower Supplies Batteries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.) List of Emergency Contacts Deodorant Health Insurance Card Toothbrush First Aid Kit Toothpaste Tweezers Shaving Supplies Other Items (Optional items) Contacts, Contact Solution, Glasses (if applicable) Humidifier Tissues Fan (ceiling fans and air conditioners are prohibited) Hand Sanitizer Clothing for All Seasons (it could be winter one day, Cleaning Supplies and summer the next) Dish Towels Umbrella Dish Soap Small Sewing Kit Disinfecting Wipes Under-the-Bed Storage Bins (no taller than 11”) Paper Towels Plates, Mugs and Silverware (for the occasional Room Deodorizing Spray (candles and incense snack) pose a fire risk and are prohibited) Posters and Photos to Hang Laundry Supplies TV, VCR, DVD Player, Stereo, Game Systems (talk Cold Weather Preparedness with your roommate(s) about this before Winter Jacket and Accessories purchasing; there’s no need for more than one per Snow Shovel (if you own a car) room) Ice Scraper (if you own a car) Coaxial Cable Boot Tray (to catch all that melting snow from Refrigerator; no larger than 3 cubic feet (talk with your shoes; you will not be able to leave your your roommate(s) about this before purchasing; shoes in the hallway) there’s no need for more than one per room) Camera School Supplies Personal Computer (recommended, but if unable there are computer labs on campus) ***CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE… Prohibited Items Other Items You May Need: (Leave these items at home!!!) Halogen Lamp (they generate too - much heat and create interference) - Tri-Color Octopus Lamp (it is a fire - hazard) Bed Risers - (not permitted by our Fire Marshall) - Cinder Blocks (same as above) - Microwave (one is provided in the kitchens) - Pets other than fish in up to a 10 - gallon tank (no Dogs, Cats, Gerbils, - Hamsters, Turtles, Snakes, etc.) Tapestries - Illegal Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia - (including but not limited to: Hookahs - and Smoking Pipes) Alcohol - (if living in one of the traditional - residence halls) - Binge Drinking Paraphernalia (including but not limited to: Beer - Pong Tables, Funnels, Luges, Keg - Taps) - Candles (even if they are just for decoration) - Incense - Extension Cords Weapons (including but not limited to: BB Guns, Air Soft Guns, Knives, and Throwing Stars) Wall Paint (you cannot paint your room) Ash Trays (no smoking in the residence halls) This list of prohibited items is not all- inclusive. Should items be found that are–in judgment of Skidmore College officials–unsafe, Skidmore reserves the right to confiscate such items or require them to be removed.