Packing List

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Packing List 

Here are some ideas of what to bring with you. 


  • Extra-long twin sheets (2 or 3 sets)
  • Mattress cover or pad
  • Blanket, comforter, or quilt
  • Pillow and pillowcases


  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Bath mat
  • Bathrobe 
  • Shower caddy (if sharing bathroom)
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Bring chemical-free products for a greener lifestyle!


  • Clothes (for all seasons)
  • Desk lamp
  • Wastebasket
  • Hangers and laundry basket
  • Storage tubs and organizers
  • Alarm clock and fan
  • Iron and ironing board

Computer Supplies 

  • Computer with wireless capability
  • Printer (not wireless)
  • Surge protector
  • Ink cartridges/toner

Medical Supplies

  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medication
  • Flu/cold remedies
  • Supplies for medical conditions
  • Medical insurance card
  • Emergency survival kit for details

School Supplies 

  • Notebooks, binders, paper
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Scissors, tape, stapler, calculator 
  • Desk top accessories, calendar 
  • Backpack


  • Television, DVD or Bluray player
  • Gaming devices
  • Camera and digital media cards


  • Extension cords and batteries
  • All University paperwork
  • Car registration and maintenance records
  • Bank information
  • Bicycle and lock
  • Mini-refrigerators under 3 cubic feet for suites

Cleaning Supplies & Paper Products 

  • Sponges & disinfectant wipes 
  • Dish detergent and laundry (high efficiency) detergent (not the pods)
  • Disinfectant sprays
  • Glass and furniture cleaner
  • Broom, mop, gloves, and bucket
  • Small vacuum
  • Fabric softener & stain remover
  • Toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels
  • Reusable bags, plastic and paper bags in different sizes


  • Plates, bowls, cups, utensils
  • Food containers
  • Toaster, coffee maker, and other small appliances
  • Dish cloths and dish towels
  • Pots, pans, and pot holders
  • Kitchen gadgets and cooking utensils

Home Decor 

  • Area rugs, decorative pillows 
  • Posters, plants
  • Frame photos, photo albums 
  • Memo boards

Please note that all electrical equipment must be UL approved and in safe operating condition. Visit the Underwriters Laboratories website for more information.

Live Greener: Think Green

When deciding what to pack, reduce your footprint and consider organic products, biodegradable, chemical free and reusable items. Try to be earth friendly whenever possible to reduce waste, such as bringing reusable bags or bins instead of packing items in cardboard boxes.

Leave At Home List 

In order to maintain a safe living environment for all residents, certain items are prohibited from the Residential Community. If a resident or guest is found in possession of these items, residents may face disciplinary action ranging from written warning to their Housing License Agreement being terminated. This should give you a general idea of what is not appropriate to bring into the Residential Community.

Deadly Weapons 

  • Tasers® or stun guns
  • Firearms, pellet, BB, airsoft, water, paintball, or any replica guns.
  • Knives with blades longer than 2 1⁄2 inches
  • Razors with unguarded blades
  • Any object intended to be used as a club
  • Bow and arrows or crossbow
  • Any other device deemed “deadly weapon” by the California Penal Code.
  • Refer to Weapons FAQ’s for more information.


  • Refrigerators larger than 3 cubic ft.
  • Dishwashers
  • Wash machines and dryers
  • Space heaters
  • Portable air conditioners
  • Suites are not designed for cooking; therefore only microwaves and coffee pots are allowed. All other exposed coils and other electrical cooking appliances are prohibited.


  • Dogs and cats
  • Reptiles, birds, rabbits, etc.
  • The only pet allowed is fish in a ten gallon or smaller tank/aquarium

Fire Hazards

  • Hoverboards
  • Explosives or fireworks of any type
  • Dangerous chemicals, laboratory burners, torches, and open flame devices
  • Lighter fluid and gas grills
  • Candles to burn or wax candle warmers (wickless candles for decorations are permitted)
  • Halogen bulb lamps

Drugs And Paraphernalia

  • Alcohol if under the age of 21
  • Alcoholic consumption devices, such as beer bongs and funnels
  • Marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia 
  • Smoking devices such as vapor pens, pipes, bongs, and hookahs
  • Illegal, restricted drugs or narcotics 
  • Devices designed to modified for the use with drugs
  • E-vaporizers or e-cigarettes

Due to Federal Drug-Free Schools Act, possession of marijuana on the SSU campus is a violation of Housing Regulations and University Policy regardless of California laws or medical marijuana cards


  • Waterbeds
  • Personal mattresses
  • Couches, chairs, and tables that won’t fit in the common areas with the provided furnishings. All inventory furnishings must remain in the suite/ apartment at all times
  • Only with approval from Residential Education and Campus Housing can special furniture for accessibility purposes be brought into the apartments or suites


  • Non self-supporting hammocks or other balcony/patio furnishings or coverings
  • Motorized scooters, motorized boards, etc.


  • Amplified instruments, such as drums and subwoofers, unless you are a music major.

The parking lot is considered part of the Community as well, so please don’t store these items in your car. We highly recommend reviewing these policies again because you will be held responsible for knowing them when you take occupancy.