What to Bring

You may have some questions about what to bring with you to Saint Mary’s. Basic furniture (a bed, dresser, and desk) will be in your room when you arrive. You may want to bring posters, plants and throw rugs to make your room a little more like home. Listed below are suggestions of other items to bring with you. You may choose to bring your own computer, or use the campus computer clusters.

Keep in mind that there are several popular retail stores near campus. Lighten your load by only packing your car with the things you must bring from home.  Buy bulkier items (e.g. refrigerator) here in town, if you'd like.

  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Antibacterial Handsoap
  • Backpack
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Articles
  • Bed Linens
  • Bike & Lock
  • Boots (rain & snow)
  • Camera
  • Cleaning Supplies (dish soap, disinfecting wipes)
  • Closet Sweater Organizer
  • Clothes and Shoes
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Command Adhesive Wall Hooks
  • Command Adhesive Strips
  • Coffee Maker (with auto shut off feature)
  • Desk Lamp
  • Dishes (plates, bowls, cups, utensils)
  • Drying Rack
  • Eraseable Memo Board and Markers
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Exercise Clothes
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Home and Office Storage Bins
  • Hot Pot
  • Iron (with auto shutt off feature)
  • Lap Desk
  • Laundry Bag & Detergent
  • Masking Tape
  • Movies & Music
  • Photo Album & Pictures
  • Pillows
  • Plants
  • Posters
  • Power Strip/ Surge Protector
  • Raincoat
  • Roll of Quarters
  • Rug
  • School Supplies
  • Semi-Formal Dress/Shoes
  • Sewing Kit
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Sandals
  • Small Refrigerator (no larger than 4.5 cubic feet)
  • Stacking Containers
  • Stamps & Stationery
  • Stick or Handheld Vacuum
  • Swimsuit
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Walking Shoes
  • Wastebasket
  • Winter Coat
  • Winter Clothes

Prohibited Items

  • Air Conditioners
  • Candles
  • George Foreman Grills or similar items
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hot Plates
  • Incense
  • Microwaves
  • Nails and Screws
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Toasters
  • "Octopus" Lamps
  • String Lights
  • Space Heaters